Welcome to friends of wine women and philosophy (wwp)

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Next salon evening to take place at Astri Prugger Design on May 12th

You are invited to attend wine women and philosophy's next salon evening which is being held at Astri Prugger Design - located at 322 Victoria Avenue, Westmount, H3Z 2M8 Montreal - on Tuesday May 12th, 2009 from 7.30 to 9.30pm.

The evening is free, and all are welcome to come along to find out more about this exciting new venture aimed at women.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

"A rose is a rose is a rose"

Our first members salon evening is scheduled for Thursday the 16th of April from 7.30pm to 9pm. The quote that will start off the evening is Gertrude Stein's " A rose is a rose is a rose." A personal invite will be sent out to all our membership friends via email. In the meantime, if you are not already a membership friend and would like to become one, please visit our website and contact us by email for an application form.

Thanks to all our members for making our first members salon evening such a great success. Over a glass of Prosecco, Linnet spoke of Gertrude Stein's life in Paris and offered some clues from her biographical details that might shed light on her most famous phrase, "A rose is a rose is a rose." As one of the challenges of the evening was to experiment with different kinds of conversation, we then broke into pairs to discuss our interpretations of the phrase. Using a 'pay it forward' approach, we then made new pairs - building, each time we moved on, on previous conversations to create a shared story around this enigmatic phrase. In this way, our conversations became a living exemplar of the Latin roots of the word, conversation - that is, to turn around (verser) together (con). The evening wrapped up over tea and brownies - the latter a culinary tribute to Stein's life-long companion, Alice B Toklas.