Registration Open for 2018 BPAA Conference and Annual General Meeting

The 2018 Book Publishers Association of Alberta Conference and Annual General Meeting will be held September 14 and 15 2018 at the Hotel Arts in Calgary, Alberta. The conference provides an opportunity for Alberta book publishers to meet, network, and develop their professional skills. Registration is now open through Eventbrite. Conference registration includes: access to

Public Library Services Branch Recognized for Read Alberta eBooks Project

The Book Publishers Association of Alberta congratulates the Read Alberta eBooks project team at Alberta Municipal Affairs Public Library Services Branch (PLSB) on receiving the Premier’s Award for Public Service. The Read Alberta eBooks project was designed by the PLSB in a partnership with the Book Publishers Association of Alberta, and has created a new

First Alberta Book Day Declared

Culture and Tourism Minister Ricardo Miranda has declared May 15, 2018 as Alberta Book Day. “Books are a feast for the mind. As we mark the first Alberta Book Day in our province, we celebrate the depth, breadth and longevity of the book-publishing industry in Alberta, as well as Alberta’s talented writers, publishers and creative

May 15, 2018: Alberta’s Book Publishers Celebrate “Alberta Book Day”

Edmonton – The members of the Book Publishers Association of Alberta (BPAA) wish to thank the Alberta Government, through the announcement by Minister Miranda today, for declaring May 15, 2018 as the inaugural “Alberta Book Day”. The day has been designated to celebrate the depth and breadth of the book publishing industry in Alberta, and

April 14, 2018: Stonehouse Publishing Launch Party 2018

Come hear Stonehouse authors read a selection from their new books, and enjoy drinks and refreshments with us as we celebrate the launch of the latest books from Stonehouse Publishing. Featuring readings from Jesus on the Dashboard, Few and Far, Mary Barton and The Dark Divide (sequel to Edge of Wild). Reserve your seat today!

April 24, 2018: Local Books at CBC Centre Stage (Edmonton)

Edmonton’s poetry community takes centre stage with work of local, national and international scope. Stop by the CBC’s Centre Stage space for a lunch-time sampling of the newest publications by our diverse local poets – established and emerging. They’ll share poems and chat about their work. Featuring: Richard Davies: With his chapbook, OPUS (in Six

April 24, 2018: LitFest Presents Tima Kurdi: The Boy on the Beach

An intimate and poignant memoir about the family of Alan Kurdi—the young Syrian boy who became the global emblem for the desperate plight of millions of Syrian refugees—and of the many extraordinary journeys the Kurdis have taken, spanning countries and continents. Author Tima Kurdi will be available for book-signing following the reading and Q&A. Presented

April 26, 2018: University of Alberta Literary Cocktails

Please join the staff of the University of Alberta Press for readings and refreshments as they launch their newest literary titles. Literary Cocktails is a proud part of the 2018 Edmonton Poetry Festival. All are welcome at this free event! Thursday, April 26, 4 to 6 pm Faculty Club, U of A Campus 11435 Saskatchewan

April 5, 2018: The Writers Guild of Alberta Presents: Writers in the Hot Seat

The Writers Guild of Alberta Presents: Writers in the Hot Seat (Edmonton) Thursday, April 5 7:00 pm The Almanac 10351 – Whyte Avenue Four writers each present a mock pitch to a publisher in front of an audience to demonstrate how a typical (or atypical) publisher meeting might go for them. Followed by a Q&A. Presented

May 12, 2018: Freehand Books presents HOMES: A REFUGEE STORY Book Launch

Join Freehand Books and authors Abu Bakr al Rabeeah and Winnie Yeung as they celebrate the launch of HOMES: A REFUGEE STORY which tells Bakr’s story of growing up in Iraq and Syria and ultimately finding a new home with his parents and siblings in Edmonton. More details available on the event page Please RSVP