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Impressive Speaker Line-Up at UCC March 26th

  Posted on: March 17, 2004

KAMLOOPS-Three prominent Canadians will deliver free public presentations at UCC on Friday, March 26th.

At Noon in Room 108 of UCC’s Arts & Education Building, broadcaster Don Hill will talk about “tools for intellectual self defense against ambient stimulation transmitted in the media environment, which, when coupled with illusory techniques familiar to artists, blurs the line between influence and manipulation,” in his presentation entitled “No Brainer: The Art in Perception Management.”

Host of Wild Rose Forum, CBC Radio One’s daily ‘phone-in’ broadcast
province-wide in Alberta, Don Hill is the former host of the CBC network programme Tapestry, which investigates religious and spiritual ontologies. An associate researcher at Laurentian University’s behavioural neuroscience laboratory, Hill, who has a particular interest in non-ordinary states of awareness, contemplative practices, and the resurgence of shamanism worldwide, has co-authored papers on transcranial magnetic stimulation, which stimulate altered states of mind.

For more information, please contact Donald Lawrence at 828-5189.

At 3:00 pm in Room 162 of UCC’s Arts & Education Building, two Canadian literary lions, Robert Kroetsch and Rudy Weibe will give a joint reading.

Kroetsch, who has received an honorary degree from UCC and was UCC’s Writer in Residence last year, has written 24 books, including 9 novels and 11 collections of poetry, and contributed numerous articles, short stories and essays to magazines in Canada and abroad, and presented papers on literature and creative writing at conferences around the world.

Weibe, who won the Governor General’s Award for Fiction for his novels The Temptations of Big Bear and A Discovery of Strangers, is the author of several short story collections and essays, including River of Stone, and eight novels.

For more information, call Karen Hofmann at 377-6016. At 5:00 pm in the UCC Fine Arts Gallery located in the Old Main Building, the public is invited to attend a reception for Don Hill, Robert Kroetsch, and Rudy Weibe.