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In Brief


Hot readings for cold evenings

English Professor Catherine Bush will be one of the authors reading from her work at the Jailhouse Rock Café, 30 Mount Royal W., at 8 p.m. on Sunday, January 24. Bush is the author of Minus Time, which was shortlisted for a major first-novel award when it was published in 1994, and is now finishing a second novel.

Featured at the same event will be Vancouver writer, filmmaker and actor Michael Turner, author of Hard Core Logo, and Anne Joyce, a Concordia Creative Writing student, giving her first public reading.

Turner will read here the following day, Monday, January 25, as part of the winter readings series sponsored by Concordia's English Department.

Also in the Concordia series, Toronto novelist Shyam Selvadurai (Funny Boy) will read on Friday, February 5, and Giller Prize nominee Eliza Clark will visit on March 17.

Circus comes to Bishop St.

You may notice that Bishop St. will be closed to cars all day today. A film company is using the interior and exterior of 1445 Bishop St. for scenes of a mini-series called P.T. Barnum: Inventing the American Age.

Thursdays at Lonergan

The winter season of this series of talks for faculty, students and the public begins on January 28, when Sociology Professor John Drysdale speaks on "A New College for Loyola."

On February 18, the speaker will be Philsophy Professor Edmund Egan, on "Why Be a Christian?" and on March 4, Edward R. Brohel, Director of Museums at SUNY, Plattsburgh, will address "The Changing Face of the Museum."

The lectures are from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at Lonergan College, 7302 Sherbrooke St. W. For more information, please call

Education Department Student Symposium

The theme of this year's Education symposium, to be held February 5 and 6, is Learning Landscapes: Education in Action.

The keynote speaker will be Elaine Greenberg of the Canadian Space Agency, and a call is currently going out to Education students to take part in this lively annual event. They should submit abstracts to: colle_b@alcor. by tomorrow.

Do-it-yourself radio

The CBC is looking for experimental radio dramas by young people. The show is Outfront, broadcast on weeknights at 8:45 p.m. on Radio One (940 AM, 88.5 FM). The producers are looking for tapes of 10 to 12 minutes which combine voice, sound effects and/or music, produced by people under 25. The rules are "don't be boring, don't be conservative, don't swear gratuitously -- and don't erase the tape." For more information, consult

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