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BPAA announces shortlist for 2016 Alberta Book Awards

The Book Publishers Association of Alberta is pleased to release the shortlist for the 2016 Book Publishing Awards. Please see the media release for more details.

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,

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.

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

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 (lbush@bookpublishers.ab.ca) before August 25 to get your tickets.  We look forward to seeing you there! Registration Form Gala Ticket Form Follow

Shortlists Announced for 2015 Alberta Book Publishing Awards

The Book Publishers Association of Alberta is excited to announce the shortlists for the 2015 Alberta Book Publishing Awards!  The awards will be presented during the Annual Book Publishing Awards Gala on Friday, September 18, 2015 at Fort Edmonton Park.  Click here for the details of the event, and to see the shortlists.  Tickets go on sale July

Freehand Books Author Karyn Freedman Wins BC National Book Award

Congratulations to Karyn Freedman (Freehand Books), winner of the 2015 BC National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction! Her memoir One Hour in Paris: A True Story of Rape and Recovery was presented the $40,000 award at a ceremony in Vancouver.