Trampoline Hall lecture series arrives in Vancouver
Expertise is wildly overrated—and the offbeat Trampoline Hall lecture series will prove that when it comes to town on Sunday (January 29), as part of the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival. Created by novelist Sheila Heti and hosted by improv teacher Misha Glouberman (co-authors of the 2011 book The Chairs Are Where the People Go), the witty talks have for years taken over small, packed-out Toronto venues once a month, allowing distinguished amateurs to hold forth on topics close to their hearts but far from their specialties. This weekend’s Vancouver edition, curated by author Lee Henderson, features three speakers: artist John Anderson, with a piece titled “Sanskrit Is the Güber Lingo”; poet Elizabeth Bachinsky on “How Memory Happens”; and writer Mike Archibald, presenting “The Sound of the Six-Shooter: Western Movies of the Nineteen-Thirties”. See the PuSh Festival website for more details.