On January 12, 1898, seven men met in the schoolroom of the Church of St. James the Apostle. They wanted to organize some type of debating society; the objective would be “the intellectual improvement of its members by means of speeches, essays, debates, etc. on social, political and literary subjects”. Thus, the St. James Literary Society was born!
This year, the programme of the Society offers presentations on topics as diverse as graffiti, Bill 52 and dying, seeing earth from space, exotic gardens of the world, the “multiple intelligences” of opera, and our healthcare system—just to name a few! We invite you to discover all our lectures and activities in our calendar, hoping that the topics we have chosen will appeal to you.
This year also, the Church of St. James the Apostle is celebrating its 150th anniversary and we thought it would be appropriate to celebrate with them and hold some of our meetings there.
Finally, we hope that you will find your time with us enjoyable and stimulating. Feel free to bring a friend to our events as admission is free for first time visitors (except for May 24th), and let’s make the one hundred and seventeenth season of the St. James Literary Society another great success!