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  • Featured Reviews of “Welcome to the Anthropocene”
    “…(the book’s title [Welcome to the Anthropocene] is a reference to the current geologic age, the one in which human activity is the dominant influence on the Earth’s physical environment). [Alice Major’s] work, art that reckons with science, is part of a long tradition.” Megan Garber, The Atlantic “…Alice Major writes an ambitious work that […]
  • University of Alberta Press Turns 50: Hires New Acquisitions Editor
    University of Alberta Press, established in 1969, has an ambitious development plan under Director and Publisher Douglas Hildebrand. A key step is the creation of a second Acquisitions Editor position, with Mat Buntin starting in that role on April 1, 2019. “Mat will be responsible for increasing our annual scholarly title output, especially in the […]
  • Peter Midgley Leaves UAlberta Press for New Adventures
    After more than ten highly-accomplished years with University of Alberta Press, Peter is making a renewed investment in our community of writers and in his own writing. He has just been named the Festival Director for STARFest, otherwise known as the St. Albert readers’ festival. In 2018, @ReadersFest hosted Esi Edugyan, Patrick deWitt, Eden Robinson, […]
  • Mountain Research Hits Home in Canmore, Paris, and Prague
    Canmore is home to the headquarters of the Alpine Club of Canada and many a mountain story. On a warm spring evening, Bow Valley readers turned out to learn more mountain stories at the Canmore Public Library. Speaking to an avid mountain community, Dr. PearlAnn Reichwein explored the Alpine Club’s role in adventure and advocacy […]
  • “The Creation of iGiselle” Launch
    The launch of The Creation of iGiselle at Audreys Books provided audience members a quick look into the unusual marriage of Romantic ballet and artificial intelligence. Nora Stovel, editor of the volume, talked about this intriguing idea. Mark Morris, Laura Sydora, Wayne DeFehr, and Sergio Poo Hernandez were present to share their part in the […]
  • Featured Reviews and Awards of “The Dragon Run”
    “Robinson-Smith’s account of the Tara-thon is lively, richly detailed and unvarnished… [The] imagination is caught by what Robinson-Smith reveals about the society itself, Bhutan’s history, the wary insularity of its mountain fastness, the harsh demands of life there, the delightfully appealing economic measure known as Gross National Happiness, and the effects, good and bad, of […]
  • Sandra Semchuk Presents: “The Stories Were Not Told”
    Sandra Semchuk’s first presentation in a series across Canada took place on January 31. Despite wintry conditions, more than 40 people came out to St. John’s Institute in Edmonton to hear about Sandra Semchuk’s work of 15 years, travelling to the locations of all the internment camps in Canada and talking to descendants of internees. […]
  • “Sam Steele: A Biography” launch
    What a stellar evening! I was delighted to see such a large audience; more than 100 people in attendance. I believe there were over 100 people there, which is a rare thing for a book launch. Rod’s work on Sam Steele drew people from many different communities. Some of the highlights for me included greeting […]

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