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You are now poised to enter the world of


The Stephen Leacock Anniversaries in 2019

from March 28th to December 30th

honouring Stephen Butler Leacock

December 30 1869 to March 28 1944


On this FESTIVE OCCASION we will:


Celebrate through conversation and publication the Life and Work of this phenomenal Canadian voice;


Hunt down and Tame the Wild

Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice; and


Re-write the Book, first written by

Stephen Leacock in 1919,

and publish it on the original's centennial date

which is January 16, 2020


WE INVITE YOU TO TAKE PART!

Join the Celebration! Join the Hunt!

More explanatory verbiage below.*


For Hunt News

Consult the

Weekly

Leacock'n Bulletin

This Week's Pictoverbicon


Postings Panel

Six Ways to Engage with LEACOCK 150~100~75

Follow the Three Blogs for Substance

Leacock Blog

Probing his

Works and

Cast of Mind

POSTING MONDAYS

Mariposa Blog

Probing Prescriptions (Solutions?)

POSTING TUESDAYS

Producer's Blog

Probing the Probes and

Unsolved Riddles

POSTING WEDNESDAYS

Social Media for Notices and Gossip

Our Facebook

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POSTING THURDSAYS

Our Twitter

Page

POSTING THURDSAYS

E-Mail

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and we will

E-Mail you

The Weekly

Leacock'n Bulletin

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All contents and presentation will be steadily up-dated and improved.

For the time being they are what they are, like Stephen Leacock.


* Stephen Leacock was nothing if not verbal.

We honour him by our writing and our talking.


We celebrate the whole huge Stephen Leacock, warts and all, fragmented, incomplete and inconclusive as he was.


Stephen Leacock was born in Hampshire, England on December 30, 1869, emigrated to Canada in 1876, was educated at Upper Canada College, the University of Toronto, and the University of Chicago, professed for thirty years at McGill University in Montreal, spent his summers just outside Orillia, Ontario, and died in Toronto on March 28th, 1944.


Formally a political economist, he was more widely a teacher, public intellectual, and literary man, unconfined within conventional academic disciplines, writing and speaking voluminously on education, literature, economics, politics, political science, history, occasionally science, sometimes seriously, sometimes humorously, sometimes both.


KEY IDEAS

That whether we like it or not we live in a Pluralistic World,

in an economic, social, cultural, and political landscape of Unsolved Riddles,

which we will address, if we are wise,

creatively and humanely,

with Knowledge, Imagination, Compassion, and Humour,

cultivated through Education.


Not "Either-Or", or even only "Both-And", but

“this-and-this-and-this-and, of course, that too.” *

* phrase by Charles Johnson

Stephen Leacock proposed a Canadian political economy pursuing National Development and Social Justice through a liberal, creative, enterprising economy and society, regulated in the public interest by democratic politics and institutions to smooth out its excesses, fill any gaps it might leave, deal with its externalities, and provide for its future.


He imagined a contented, creative, fulfilled population, meeting their own needs, caring for each other, enjoying life, and expanding its possibilities. In pursuit of Social Justice he embraced the the idea of "Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness", understanding however the complications and difficulties involved. They would be transcended by people "of good will whose hearts are in the cause."


Has anyone come up with a better idea?


LEACOCK 150~100~75 is a project of

Voyageur Storytelling

located in Northern Bruce Peninsula (Saugeen)

in Ontario, Canada

and Partners


Paul W Conway, Producer



PROGRESS REPORT


Work on LEACOCK 150~100~75 is well under way.


December 30th to March 27th

Preparation and Recruitment

of Participants, Sponsors, and Partners


March 28th to December 30th

The Celebration! consisting of

The Hunt! for the wild Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice!

The Taming Thereof!

The Re-writing and Re-publishing of Stephen Leacock's book

The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice

(up-dated for its 100th year),


plus other celebrations including:

Publication of a Leacock Tribute Anthology

and

Publication of a commemorative, illustrated edition of Stephen Leacock's

Arcadian Adventures With The Idle Rich

first published in 1914, for its 105th anniversary

and

Assembly and Publication of Stephen Leacock: A Further Reappraisal

a collection of papers as in the first Reappraisal published by

the University of Ottawa in 1985


along with

anything else we or our fellow particpants can dream up and make happen



Other Possibly Useful or Edifying Links

Our Leacock Project

Our 2017 Leacock Re-Tour


About Us: Leslie and Paul

For 15 years, from 2002 to 2016, we performed

Country Supper Storytelling Concerts at our home on Saugeen-Bruce Peninsula.

The links below are from that time.

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Leslie

Paul

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Paul writes the blogs and produces

LEACOCK 150~100~75

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