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4 Thought-Provoking Events Starting in September

Image Courtesy of World Bank/Flickr

Image Courtesy of World Bank/Flickr

AN EVENING WITH DR. JANE GOODALL
SEPT. 9: The courageous researcher whose work has changed the way we see chimpanzees—and ourselves—shares insights and stories from 50 years of studying our closest species cousin, followed by an audience Q&A and book-signing. Proceeds from the event are split between the Jane Goodall Institute of Canada and a Muscular Dystrophy Canada research fund. (Winspear Centre, 4 Churchill Sq.)

NEW RETIREMENT REALITIES
SEPT. 16: This presentation provides valuable insights into the new landscape of retirement and how that experience will not only affect retirees, but their families. This talk will look at the evolving family structure and what is required to be financially stable during your best years. (Seniors Association of Greater Edmonton, 15 Churchill Sq.)

Jon Ronson, Image Courtesy of John Waine/Flickr

Jon Ronson, Image Courtesy of John Waine/Flickr

LITFEST 2015
OCT 15—25: You’ll find Canada’s only non-fiction festival right in the heart of our city, where various venues host acclaimed authors at 30-plus events that delve deeper into the topics of their books. This year’s headliner is Jon Ronson, the Welsh satirist whose bestseller So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed examines online embarrassment. But it’s not just a place to learn about writers but writing itself, at several workshops that will improve your literary craft. (Various venues downtown)

SUSAN AGLUKARK & GEORGINA LIGHTNING
OCT. 7: The Edmonton Community Foundation’s Speaker Series devotes the night to aboriginal women in the arts. Inuit singer-songwriter Susan Aglukark and Cree actress and filmmaker Georgina Lightning speak about their life experiences, challenges and triumphs, and showcase the works that have made them two of Canada’s most important contemporary indigenous artists. (Citadel Theatre, 9828 101A Ave.)