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