Posts Tagged: Discussion


The 2021 STARFest Readers Festival has events and conversations to connect with every reader, with bestselling, award-winning authors bringing comedy, drama, thrills and chills, romance, fantasy, and history. There are epic quests, music, and film, and an exploration of Muslim mosques across North America. STARFest 2021 is a compelling mix of audience favourites, exciting new voices, and

rump + flank

Join us on September 22, 6pm Mountain Time, to celebrate the launch of Carol Harvey Steski’s poetry collection rump + flank, with special guest readers Catherine Graham and Patrick Friesen, followed by a Q&A. The official booksellers are Shelf Life Books and Glass Bookshop. This event will be held on Zoom and will be recorded.

Eugene Stickland – No Harm Done – An Outdoor Book Launch

Durvile and UpRoute Books invites you to the book launch and signing party for Eugene Stickland’s No Harm Done. Shelf Life Books is happy to be the official bookseller for this exciting outdoor event! Guest performers are Allison Lynch, Grant Reddick, and the Stardale Drummers. This outdoor event takes place on Sunday, September 19 at

Tyche’s Summer Book Launch

Celebrate our summer releases with authors Jane Glatt, Randy McCharles, and Rhonda Parrish! Chat with authors, listen to readings, and enter to win prizes! FREE registration through Eventbrite.

Sharon Butala: This Strange Visible Air: Book Launch

Please join Sharon Butala at Owl’s Nest Books on Wednesday, September 8 at 7 p.m. for the launch of her 21st book, This Strange Visible Air, Essays on Aging and the Writing Life. In this incisive collection, Sharon Butala reflects on the ways her life has changed as she’s grown old. She knows that society

Inward Looking/Looking Outward

Rayanne Haines and Lisa Richter will read from their books, “Tell The Birds Your Body is Not a Gun” and “Nautilus and Bone”, with some surprise new works thrown in. There will be a Q&A chat to follow. The reading will be held on ZOOM and live-streamed to Facebook. Join via Zoom here. ID: 876

Salt & Sage Books: Sensitivity Reading Indigenous Content

There is a long, unfortunate history of appropriation and misrepresentation of Indigenous peoples in literature. As writing and publishing spheres encourage more inclusivity, editors must also be sensitive to the content they are tasked with editing. Even some of the most well-meaning authors may find themselves writing inauthentic or offensive passages when writing about culturally

Head for Higher Ground – Fran Kimmel In Conversation with Robin van Eck

This June marks eight years since the devastating Calgary floods swept through the city.Join Fran Kimmel, author of The Shore Girl and No Good Asking, for an in-depth and intimate interview with Robin van Eck about her novel, Rough. What Fran said after reading the book: “Rough is a gripping and frank portrayal of life on the streets, where suffering

Celebrating Indigenous Picture Books

IBBY Canada and Bibliovideo are proud to present the launch of the 2021 edition of From Sea to Sea to Sea: Celebrating Indigenous Picture Books. 25 of the best Indigenous picture books published in Canada between 2018–2020 were selected for this collection. Care was taken to ensure that the collection reflects the diversity of First Nations,

Launch of Big Reader by Susan Olding

You’re invited to join us to celebrate the launch of Big Reader, the new book from Susan Olding! Susan will be joined by author and editor Naomi K. Lewis. Order your copy of Big Reader from Munro’s Books! ABOUT BIG READER Ever since childhood, Susan Olding has been a big reader, never without a book