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The Last Hoorah

In Meeting Info on April 2, 2011 at 1:33 pm

Dear Haliburtoneers,

It’s hard to believe, but we’re approaching the end of the year, and that means that it’s time to have the final Haliburton meeting of the 2010/2011 school year. The final meeting will be Tuesday, April 5, at 7:30 PM in the Senior Common Room. Our final meeting will NOT have a theme, so bring whatever you’d like to read – one of your favorite pieces of literature, something bittersweet, something funny… ANYTHING you’d like to read, the theme is up to YOU.

Our last meeting will also serve as our Annual General Meeting, during which we will discuss and dissect what the society did this year. If you have any suggestions as to what we should do, or would like to be part of our growing executive, please come out!

Wine and cheese will be served, as usual.

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A Night of Romance

In Meeting Info on February 11, 2011 at 3:49 pm

Hello Haliburtoneers!

Thank you for making Shakespeare Night such a resounding success! We had a great turnout and it was an enjoyable evening, even if very few people read passages spoken by women and we seemed to have a plethora of Romans and Villains speaking. Thank you for making the first event of 2011 a great one!

Next Week, we are pleased to announce that we shall be having A Night of Romance (see title)! What does “romantic” mean to you? Do you like romantic things, or Romantic things? Can you speak a Romance Language, or perhaps a language of romance? I could make very bad wordplay all day, but I shall spare you. We are celebrating Romantic (and romantic) literature, art, and music at our next event!

It shall be WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, at 7:30 PM in the SENIOR COMMON ROOM. As an additional incentive to  get you to show up, Dr. Jannette Vusich AND Dr. Cory Stockwell will be there to kick off the evening by giving their takes on R/r -omantic things. Bring all your friends, this is not an event you want to miss.

Your president promises you wine, bread, cheese, and special treats if you do show up, and if you remember the Aphrodisiac Squares, you know she is serious.

Frivols!

In Meeting Info on November 23, 2010 at 6:39 pm

Really exciting news, everyone!! As some of you may be aware, this Sunday is A College Christmas, and that evening, the Haliburton Society is hosting Frivols! Frivols is a holiday-themed evening of readings and music in the Manning Room. Once again, the festivities start at 7 PM on November 28th.

If you are interested in performing a reading (or even a song!) then PLEASE email haliburtonsociety@gmail.com so we can put you into the schedule. Treats and beverages to be served! Make sure you stop by, it will be an event not to be missed!

A Night of Horror

In Meeting Info on November 2, 2010 at 11:19 am

Hey everyone! In the spirit of Halloween, our meeting for this Thursday is going to be on the theme of “Gothic Horror“. Please bring any readings you have that are Gothic, Horrifying, or both! First person to bring in a Gothic Novel wins my respect and admiration and slight awe at having Gothic novels in your King’s library.

It will start at 7:30 and this week, it will be in the Shatford Room. That’s on the 2nd Floor of the A&A, it’s right next to the student accounts office. Go up the stairs, turn left, it’s right there. Refreshments will be served, as usual.

In other news, please comment with your suggestions as to what our themes should be for meetings! It would really be great.

Meeting Theme Suggestions!!

In Meeting Info on October 18, 2010 at 4:08 pm

I don’t think that you need to have a wordpress account to comment on entries, but if so, please correct me.

This post is solely for the purpose of gathering ideas for themes for meetings. Our (incredibly well-received) meeting on “Eros” was a member-suggested idea! It’s hard for Hilary and I to come up with themes, and we’d like Haliburton to reflect our members’ interests as well! To that extent, please comment with suggestions for meetings. Try to keep them fairly sane, that’s our one request. We shall ponder with due deliberation and hopefully your ideas will come to fruition!

Feeling Sinister?

In Meeting Info on October 17, 2010 at 7:37 pm

Well, Haliburton Enthusiasts, it is yet again that time… We’ll be having another meeting this very Thursday, October 21! With all luck, we shall be meeting in the Senior Common Room (in Cochran and accessible from the A&A), a space most conducive to Literary Exploits. Once again, refreshments to be served.

Our theme for this week’s meeting is Banned Literature. We’re a bit behind the times on this one, as Banned Books Week was September 25 – October 2, but really, better late than never. Bring any excerpt from a book, play, novel, etc. that suffered at the hands of censorship to read and share! Hopefully Big Brother will turn a blind eye.

Here’s a list of the most commonly challenged books in the US from 1990-1999. You can also google “banned books lists” if you can’t find anything to suit your needs.

Once again, I am going to remind everyone in the Haliburton who frequents this blog (so just me, really) that we are still taking ideas of what to put on our WordPress to jazz it up. We really want this blog to serve not only as an announcement space, but also as a resource, if you will, linking to free online collections of literature (like the Gutenberg Project) or book reviews, or really anything you have! If you’ve written a review, we’ll put it up. I’ll bring this up at the next meeting so have some ideas!

As always, inform your unenlightened Frosh friends who were foolish enough not to sign up at Society Day! We have free wine and cheese, how can you go wrong, I ask you.

First Meeting

In Meeting Info on September 16, 2010 at 9:15 am

Our first meeting is going to be Thursday, September 23, beginning at 7:00 PM and lasting until we all go home. We will be meeting in the Senior Common Room (in Cochran Bay) Haliburton Room, in the A&A.

This meeting will be the first of our Theme Meetings, which are just what they sound like – bring in any piece of literature which corresponds in some way to the theme. In a somewhat cliche move, the theme for Thursday’s meeting will be “Beginnings“.

Refreshments to be served. Arrive early and plan to stay somewhat late.