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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.

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

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.

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

Durvile Announces New Title

Durvile announced that it will release Shrunk: Crime and Disorders of the Mind as the second in their successful true crime series of books.  Shrunk will go on sale in May of next year, with preorder information available at www.durancevile.com.  You can read their media release here (Word document).

Edge Author Aviva Bel’Harold Profiled in Calgary Herald

Aviva Bel’Harold, author of Blood Matters, a horror novel for young adults,  was recently profiled in a Calgary Herald story that describes her influences, personality as a writer and her paradoxical aversion to all things scary.  Aviva’s book was published by our own Edge Publishing.  Take a look at the story by following this link.

BPAA Announces Winners of 2015 Book Publishing Awards

The Book Publishers Association of Alberta is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 Book Publishing Awards.  See the media release announcing the winners here.  Congratulations to all the winners and nominees.

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.

Golden Crown Literary Award Won By Edmonton Poet

Frontenac is pleased to announce that their author Laurie MacFayden won a Golden Crown Literary Award for her poetry collection kissing keeps us afloat.  Golden Crown is dedicated to education, promotion and recognition of lesbian literature.  MacFayden is an Edmonton poet and artist who previously won a Golden Crown in 2011.  Congratulations to MacFayden and