Launch of Post-glacial: The Poetry of Robert Kroetsch
Tuesday November 19 | 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Readers and associates of Robert Kroetsch celebrate the poetic writings of Alberta's Odysseus. Richard Harrison, Aritha van Herk, Weyman Chan, Anne Sorbie, and Laurie Anne Fuhr will appear at the national launch of Post-glacial: the Poetry of Robert Kroetsch, a new volume from Wilfrid Laurier University Press edited by David Eso.
Post-glacial is a collection of poems featuring Kroetsch’s iconic poems alongside rare and unpublished works gathered from archives. The book presents the material in a thematic arc that moves from moods of morning, spring, and youth to shades of darkness, winter, and mourning.
Woolf's Voices 26
Wednesday November 20 | 7:00PM - 9:00PM
An evening of Poetry, Writing, Art and Music honouring the feminine—however you define that! featuring Allison Iriye, Ren Pike, Tasnuva Hayden, aloT of Poetry, Ari Agha; Music by Lanice Chep and Selci; visual art by: Suitaakii (Rezinbabe) and Kristen Falconer.
Suggested Donation of $10-20—pay what you can.
Single Onion 163
Thursday November 21 | 7:00PM - 9:00PM
The Single Onion wraps up its fall schedule with four great poets: Cobra Collins, Francine Cunningham, Charles Noble, and Steven Ross Smith.
The Single Onion takes place the third Thursday of the month, nine times a year. Their event schedule can always be found at:
www.singleonion.com. For the most up-to-date Single Onion news, check us out on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/singleonion.
An Afternoon of Unexpected Poetry: Natalee Caple & Nathan Dueck
Saturday November 23 | 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Join us for a reading, discussion and signing with two great poets who both have new poetry books out with Wolsak & Wynn this year:
Natalee Caple, Love in the Chthulucene
nathan dueck, A Very Special Episode
Natalee Caple is the author of nine books of poetry and fiction. Her work has been nominated for the KM Hunter Award, the RBC Bronwen Wallace Award, the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award, the ReLit Award and the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction. Her latest novel, In Calamity’s Wake, was published in Canada by HarperCollins and in the US by Bloomsbury. The novel in translation was published by Boréal and has been sold separately for publication in France. Natalee is an associate professor at Brock University.
nathan dueck's middle name is russel, which means his initials spell "nrd." His folks tell him that nobody used that word when he was born, but dictionaries say otherwise. He is the author of king's(mère) (Turnstone Press) and he'll (Pedlar Press). Born in Winnipeg, he completed his PhD at the University of Calgary and now lives in Cranbrook, BC, where he is a creative writing and English instructor at the College of the Rockies.
7th Cousins Launch
Tuesday November 26 | 7:00PM - 9:00PM
In July 2015, Erin Brubacher and Christine Brubaker, two politically left, secular, Canadian women, traced the migration route of their Mennonite ancestors by walking from Pennsylvania to Ontario, through the American Bible Belt. Along the way they were hosted by a series of people with whom they had next to nothing in common. They were welcomed into strangers’ homes and treated as family. On their journey they encountered folks with religious and political beliefs very different from their own and learned to question what conversations to enter and how far to take them. They accomplished this and so much more while navigating their own relationship and the challenges of being with another person, on foot, for 32 days. 7th Cousins: An Automythography documents the walk itself and the performance text they generated afterwards. Included throughout are photo essays from the journey and commentaries from their collaborators Christopher Stanton, Andrea Nann, Kaitlin Hickey and Erum Khan.
Alberta Views Contest Reading
Thursday November 28 | 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Join us for a reading of "The Shave" and to celebrate our 2019 short story contest winner, Rona Altrows!
How Can You Think That?!
Saturday November 30 | 10:00AM - 12:00PM
A book club for conservatives and liberals who want to get out of their echo chambers and bridge the great divide. Buy the book, read it, and come join us for a lively discussion.
We’ve all felt it: Whether we’ve argued pointlessly with someone on social media, felt our blood pressure rise as we’ve fought over politics with family members, or simply veered delicately away from certain topics, it’s hard to ignore the chasm between those who hold opposing political views. And it feels like it’s getting worse, that politics are getting uglier, and that reasonable discussion is falling by the wayside.
What can ordinary people do to bridge the great divide? We can read books that smart and reasonable people have written in defense of their views and we can talk about these books with others who may or may not wear the political stripes we do.
This month's book:
Right Here, Right Now: Politics and Leadership in the Age of Disruption by Stephen J. Harper
Julie Van Rosendaal Signing
Sunday December 01 | 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Join us on Sunday, December 1 for a book signing with Julie Van Rosendaal! Julie is a cook, cookbook author, CBC food columnist, and food editor for The Globe and Mail. Learn more about Julie on her website: www.dinnerwithjulie.com
Can You Hear Me Now?
Tuesday January 07 | 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Can You Hear Me Now? is a monthly junior high and high school open mic and poetry slam event.