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.

March 12, 2016: Stonehouse Publishing Launch

You are invited to Stonehouse Publishing’s Launch Party. Come hear Stonehouse authors read a selection from their forthcoming books, and enjoy drinks and refreshments with them as they celebrate the official launch of Stonehouse Publishing! The event is March 12 at 7:00 pm at the Boyle Street Community League, Edmonton. 101 Boyle Street Plaza, 9538

January 28, 2016: University of Alberta Book Launch: Apartheid in Palestine

  Join the University of Alberta Press for their upcoming book launch. Ghada Ageel sought leading experts—Palestinian and Israeli, academic and activist—to gather stories that humanize the historic processes of occupation, displacement, colonization, and, most controversially, apartheid. The result is “Apartheid in Palestine: Hard Laws and Harder Experiences.” Thursday, January 28 @ 3:30 pm H.M.

October 22, 2015: University of Alberta Press Book Launch: Standard Candles

Alice Major shares her brand-new collection of poetry, Standard candles, about the wonders of cosmology and the human heart. After a reading and demonstration on the concept of standard candles, audiences can view the heavens through the observatory’s telescopes. Thursday, October 22 @ 7:00 pm Department of Physics Astronomical Observatory 5 Floor, CCIS Building (#13

Frontenac Launching 4 New Books

Frontenac House is launching 4 new books as part of their Quartet 2015 launch.  The launch party for Changelings, Two Minds, Niche and ClockWork will take place on Sunday, September 13, 2015 at the Memorial Park Library at 1221 – 2 St SW Calgary.  Admission is free and there will be light refreshments.  Check out their Facebook event here.

2015 Conference/AGM Registration is open; 2015 Book Publishing Awards Gala Tickets on Sale Now

Tickets for this year’s Alberta Book Publishing Awards Conference and Gala are on sale now.  Links to the two registration forms are below.  Please return your form by mail or email to Les Bush ( before August 25 to get your tickets.  We look forward to seeing you there! Registration Form Gala Ticket Form Follow

July 27, 2015: Why Grow Here — U of A Press Book launch

Why Grow Here by Kathryn Chase Merrett | Book launch July 27, 2015 at 7:30 Central Lions Seniors Association 11113 – 113 Street, Edmonton Please join the University of Alberta Press and the Edmonton Horticultural Society for a special talk on the history of gardening in Edmonton, followed by a reception. Free event. Free parking.