YEG Lit: Upcoming Events

Of course, the focus here in Bolo Tie Land is on the thriving literary community at MacEwan University. But there’s also a city all around us, and that city has literary goings-on of its own. Here are some lit events that will be happening over the next few weeks in sunny Edmonton.

Oct. 26:  7 – 9 pm, Audreys Books

Book Launch: You Can’t Stay Here by Jasmina Odor

Edmonton author Jasmina Odor releases her debut collection of short fiction, with a book reading and talk followed by refreshments. Hosted by Thea Bowering.

Oct. 29:  9:30 am – 3:30 pm, University of Alberta Botanic Garden

Writing the Earth: Autumn Reflections at the Garden

$85, includes admission to the Garden before and after event

A full-day writing workshop overlooking a Japanese Garden, led by poet and author (A Profession of Hope) Jenna Butler. Registration required.

Oct. 30:  7 – 9 pm, Riverdale House (Riverdale Park)

Project Compass Release Party

The launch of Monto Books’ Project Compass, a collective novel written by locals Lizzie Derksen, Matthew Stepanic, Robert Strong, and Kristina Vyskocil.

Nov. 2:  7 -10 pm, The Almanac

Debbie Willis & Marco Melfi: Finding Your Audience

$5 for non-members, free for WGA members

A Writers’ Guild of Alberta event, featuring readings by author Debbie Willis and poet Marco Melfi and a moderated Q&A on—you guessed it—finding your audience.

Nov. 6:  7 – 9 pm, Quartz Ballroom (Matrix Hotel)

LitFest Presents: Lorinda Stewart & Amanda Lindhout

$15 in advance through Eventbrite, $18 at the door

Stewart will talk about One Day Closer, her memoir about daughter Lindhout’s kidnapping in Somalia. Lindhout will also be there to discuss her own book on the ordeal, A House in the Sky. Hosted by Ryan Jespersen.

Nov. 8:  5 – 7 pm, MacEwan Bookstore (MacEwan University)

Book Launch: The Bolo Tie Collective Anthology: Volume II

Finally, Volume II of our anthology is nigh upon us. Join us for food and drink and meet a few of our authors and editors. By a copy or 10 and stick around, as the exciting call for submissions for Volume III will be excitingly announced. Admission is free, but reserve your seat on Eventbrite pronto!

Nov. 9:  7 – 9 pm, Audreys Books

An Evening of Poetry at Audreys

Readings and chit-chat with poets Susan McCaslin, Antoinette Voûte Roeder, and Randy Kohan. Hosted by Alice Major, Edmonton’s first poet laureate.


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