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WGA Presents: The Power of Story with Patrick Finn (Calgary)

**Due to exceptionally high interest and volume of RSVPs — we have acquired a larger venue and moved the date by one week to Tuesday March 1st at WURST. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope you can join us for this enlightening Special Event!

  The Power of Story with Patrick Finn

  In Acknowledgment and Celebration of Freedom to Read Week

  Tuesday, March 1, 2016.  Doors/social 6 pm.  Program 7:00 – 9:00 pm. WURST at 2437 4th Street SW, Calgary.  FREE.

Story is the most powerful form of information technology yet devised. Story carries and retains meaning, supports connection, changes hearts and minds— and connects us in ways that transcend lifetimes. In this talk, Patrick Finn will discuss the power of story and the ways in which thinking about *story* in our lives can help support everything we do.

Based on his research in this area, this event will be offered in a way that is open to everyone and does not merely share facts and figures. The Writers’ Guild of Alberta is filled with expert storytellers, so Dr. Finn is suitably nervous about this presentation and would like to warn the audience that he himself does not identify as a great story teller; rather, someone who understands why those who are storytellers may be our most valuable citizens.

Join us for this lively and inspiring presentation that will remind us why we do what we do. Feel free to arrive any time after 6 pm to socialize, order some dinner, nurse a glass of wine and get settled in for Patrick Finn’s presentation that will begin at 7 pm.

Thank you to Shelf Life Books and WURST for their support of this WGA event.

Dr. Patrick Finn is an Associate Professor in The School of Creative and Performing Arts at the University of Calgary. His primary interest is in performance with an emphasis on technology, where technology can be anything from alphabets and physical movement to computer programming. In his work, he asserts that story is the most powerful form of information technology ever created. He researches and teaches on creativity, performance, story and related areas at The University of Calgary and has lectured and led workshops in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Europe and China. He has an active artistic and research profile and likes nothing better than to meet new people and hear about their lives. His last book was entitled Critical Condition: Replacing Critical Thinking with Creativity (WLU Press, 2015) and his next book is: Inviting Texts, a study of the history of information technology and the nature of meaning.

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