Category: Events

At Last, We Open Our Doors Wide!

A guest post by Alex Ventimilla The Covid-19 pandemic postponed countless events around the world: weddings, graduations, vacations… For UAlberta Press, our collective efforts to minimize the spread of the virus meant we could not make full use of our beautiful new workspace–until now! And what better time to celebrate our new home than during […]

Events for We Have Never Lived On Earth

Kasia Van Schaik is travelling widely to celebrate the publication of her book of linked short stories: We Have Never Lived On Earth. Come out and share an evening with her! October 6: Montreal launch, Notre Dame Des Quilles, 6:30 pm – with T. Liem and Eliza Robertson. October 25: Montreal Reading and Q & A with Kasia […]

Events for 10 Days That Shaped Modern Canada

People living in Edmonton, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal have the opportunity to come out and experience a vibrant and lively evening talking about Canada’s recent history with Aaron W. Hughes, author of 10 Days That Shaped Modern Canada. Edmonton (October 14) with Senator Paula Simons, Edmonton Public Library. Part of LitFest with Glass Bookshop.Registration: 10DaysEdmonton.eventbrite.ca […]

Indigenous Women and Street Gangs

We want to share some of the amazing response to Indigenous Women and Street Gangs: Survivance Narratives since its publication last fall. The book and its authors, Amber, Bev, Chantel, Jazmyne, Faith, Jorgina, and Robert Henry, were the focus of articles in Toronto Star, The Star-Phoenix, Alberta Native News, and University of Saskatchewan News. Three of the co-authors launched the […]

Finally! Our First In-Person Launch in Edmonton

Last night was Gavin Bradley’s launch of Separation Anxiety, hosted by Glass Bookshop at Latitude 53 in Edmonton. This was the first launch that Press staff could attend and marked the first gathering in well over two years. We were fortunate to have fabulous weather, which meant time on the patio with craft beers and […]

Another Busy Spring! A round-up of news and links.

Shelagh Rogers interviewed Vivek Shraya on CBC’s The Next Chapter. It was a lively discussion centred on Vivek’s book, Next Time There’s a Pandemic. Shelagh Rogers also interviewed Jane Cawthorne and Kinnie Starr on the show. They talked about Impact: Women Writing After Concussion. And then Alberta Views magazine ran a full-page review of the […]

It’s time for our holiday sale!

Welcome to our holiday sale. We know books make great presents, so we want to give all of our friends and fans a chance to get some amazing titles for yourself and your loved ones at 30% off. We have created a new page on our website that suggests titles in all manner of categories, […]

Hiking the Pilgrims’ Way

Ken Haigh launched his new book, On Foot to Canterbury: A Son’s Pilgrimage, at the end of September. The book is a finalist for the 2021 Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction. Collingwood Public Library hosted Ken as part of its Simcoe Authors Talks. There was a fine online turnout and lively discussion after […]

Celebrating You Look Good for Your Age

With wit and wisdom, twenty-nine women writers challenge ageism through essays, short stories, and poetry in the anthology You Look Good for Your Age, edited by Rona Altrows. They share their distinct opinions, impressions, and speculations on aging and ageism and their own growth as people. In these thoughtful, fierce, and funny works, the writers […]

Literary Cocktails 2021

Another fabulous Literary Cocktails event wrapped! Thank you to all who attended, to Nisha Patel for hosting, and especially to Jennifer Bowering Delisle, Aidan Chafe, and Micheline Maylor for their powerful readings from Deriving, Gospel Drunk, and The Bad Wife. It wouldn’t be a party without all the great people who support our authors and […]