Louise Fagan to Speak in Memorial Lecture Dedicated to Honouring Motherhood, and the Extraordinary in the Ordinary

May 7 , 2010


London,  ON – London’s own Louise Fagan will speak to the art of telling women’s stories  in the year’s final lecture of  the Sophia  Series at Brescia University College on Thursday, May 13, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. in  the St. James Auditorium. Fagan  said she feels that if talking is remembering, then cultivating and sharing  women’s stories remains one of the most powerful tools in disseminating women’s  history. “From our earliest experiences, stories have provided a common place  of understanding our collective experiences – where we’ve been, who we are, and  what we’ve felt.”

Fagan  has garnered a reputation as an arts entrepreneur adept at bringing an idea to  its fullest development. Her recent credits include:

  • Producer  of Portraits; A Festival of One Woman  Shows, held at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington,  DC and off Broadway at Urban Stages, New York;
  • Artistic  Director for Under An African Sky, held  twice at London’s  John Labatt Centre, featuring UN envoy to Africa Stephen Lewis,
  • Producer/Director  for the opening and closing ceremonies for the 2001 Jeux du Canada Games;
  • Artistic  Producer of In Good Company, a  multi-arts festival held in London;
  • Appointed  Executive Producer of the Bach Music Festival of South Huron, to be held in  July.

This Sophia Series event is sponsored by The Circle Women’s Centre. Created and  endowed by Shelly Siskind, this lecture honours Jeanne Adamson, a woman who was  not famous or well known, but a mother and friend who touched the lives of  everyone with whom she came in contact. Adamson passed away from Cancer in  1987.

A  donation for entry is welcome and parking is free. For more information, please  phone 519.432.8353, ext. 28288, e-mail circle@uwo.ca, or visit www.brescia.uwo.ca/thecircle.


Brescia University College, Canada’s premier women’s  university college, is affiliated with The University of Western    Ontario. The 1,100 women registered as either  full or part-time students at Brescia  study a wide variety of subjects in Arts, Social Sciences, and Foods &  Nutrition in an empowering, compassionate,  student-centred, and invigorating environment. Degrees are granted by Western. The Catholic College welcomes students from all  backgrounds and values diversity. For more current and archived news, a listing  of faculty experts, and photos please visit our Online Media Room at http://www.brescia.uwo.ca/media/index.html

For  more information, please contact:

Kim Young Milani           Director  of The Circle Women’s Centre           Phone:  519.432.8353, ext. 28385           E-mail: kimyoung@uwo.ca