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May 7 , 2010  

The Circle


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

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, or visit


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

For more information, please contact:

Kim Young Milani
Director of The Circle Women’s Centre
Phone: 519.432.8353, ext. 28385