Events

December 5, 2016: BPAA Holiday Social (Calgary)

The BPAA is holding its annual member Christmas social in Calgary at Joyce on 4th starting at 6:30 on Monday, December 5.   It will be proceeded by a publishers roundtable discussion/meeting at the same location at 4:30 that same day.  Contact the office for more details (780 424 5060 or tmudrey@bookpublishers.ab.ca). BPAA Calgary Holiday Social Invitation

December 6, 2016: BPAA Holiday Social (Edmonton)

The BPAA is holding its annual member Christmas social at Il Forno (14981 Stony Plain Road) starting at 6:30 on Tuesday, December 6.   It will be proceeded by a publishers roundtable discussion/meeting at Cafe Blackbird (9640 142 Street) at 4:00 that same day.  Contact the office for more details (780 424 5060 or tmudrey@bookpublishers.ab.ca). BPAA

November 30, 2016: In Conversation with Rudy Wiebe (NeWest Press)

Join award-winning author Rudy Wiebe in conversation with Myrna Kostash. Wiebe will be reading from his new book “Where the Truth Lies: Selected Essays.” An audience Q&A and book signing will follow. The event starts at 7 pm at the City Arts Centre (10943 84 Avenue NW, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 0V5).

November 12, 2016: “Stop Making Art and Die” Book Signing

Join UpRoute publisher Lorene Shyba on Saturday, November 12 for one of two Edmonton signings of Rich Theroux’s new book Stop Making Art and Die: Survival Activities for Artists.  They are at the Strathcona Chapters (in Edmonton) from 12-2 and at Audreys Books from 3-5.  Come out, meet the author, and see this great new,

September 15, 2016: 2016 Conference and Awards Gala Registration Now Open

We are pleased to open registrations for the 2016 Conference and Awards gala. Follow this link to the conference page on our website. The conference is September 15-17 in Calgary at the Hotel Arts. We hope to see you there.

September 15, 2016: 2016 Alberta Book Publishing Conference and AGM

The 2016 BPAA Book Publishing Conference and AGM will take place at the Hotel Arts in Calgary, Alberta on September 15 to 17. It will include Professional Development with a focus on publishers’ relationships with writers, an evening social, the 2016 Alberta Book Publishing Awards and Gala, and our 2016 AGM. Registrations will open in

May 29, 2016: U of C Press Events at Congress 2016

In Calgary for Congress 2016? Please attend these events featuring UCalgary Press books and authors. • Sunday, May 29th CHA Roundtable: Is Oil a Dirty Word? – Petra Dolata, Press Board member and series editor, Dominique Perron, author of l’Alberta autophage. Congress community event hosted by the Canadian Historical Association. Theatre Grand Junction, downtown Calgary.

June 4, 2016: Literary awards for 55+ in Edmonton

Strathcona Place is hosting the Dr. John W. Bilsland Awards again this year at Maharaja Banquet Hall on Saturday June 4th at 4pm. This is the only 55+ literary awards in Northern Alberta Inaugurated last year to celebrate and foster the creativity of older writers, the award was received with enthusiasm. Award judges included local

April 20, 2016: U of A Press Holding Annual Literary Cocktails Event

Please join the staff of the University of Alberta Press for readings and refreshments as we launch our newest literary titles: Standard candles [Alice Major], Sleeping in Tall Grass [Richard Therrien], and 100 Days [Juliane Okot Bitek]. Our MC for this year’s Literary Cocktails is Dennis Cooley [The Home Place] Literary Cocktails Wednesday, April 20,

Release of new Durvile title, Shrunk

See below for the launch dates of Durvile’s new book about legal cases and issues regarding the mentally disordered: Shrunk. Calgary. Exclusive Canadian Release Party. May 5, 2016. 5:00 to 8:00 pm | Chapters Books, 9631 Macleod Trail S.W. Winnipeg. June 14, 2016. 5:00 -8:00 pm | Chapters Polo Festival , 695 Empress Street Toronto.