Category: Events

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 […]

Spirit Bear Dialogues

MacEwan University’s kihêw waciston and Ukrainian Resource and Development Centre collaborated to bring together Indigenous and Ukrainian scholars to discuss their long and complex relationship. The program started with food demonstration and tasting. Those who arrived before the panel discussion were able to enjoy a bowl of borscht with bannock. Members of the panel – […]

Alberta Book Day 2019

It was another powerful day of conversations about book publishing in the province on Alberta Book Day in the concourse of the Federal Building. Honourable Leela Aheer, Minister of Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women joined the celebration. In her speech she underscored how the book publishing industry has a significant economic impact, creating jobs […]

Sharon Budnarchuk Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

The Book Publishers Association of Alberta acknowledged the immense contribution Sharon Budnarchuk has made to the book community during the past 50 years at the Alberta Book Publishing Awards on September 13. Sharon, co-owner of Audreys Books with Steve Budnarchuk, started in books in 1969 and has been an active member in the community. She […]

Literary Cocktails 2019

University of Alberta Press celebrated both poetry and our 50 years in publishing on April 25 with three remarkable readers: Apostrophes VIII: Nothing Is But You and I by E.D. Blodgett (read by Astrid Blodgett) There Are Not Enough Sad Songs by Marita Dachsel Magnetic North: Sea Voyage to Svalbard by Jenna Butler Our Chief […]