A Two-Year Internship

A Guest Post by Richard Costa When I first visited the Press in late 2019, it was located in Ring House 2. Our Associate Director and Manager of Planning and Operations Cathie Crooks soon told me they were about to move to a new office and this included a lot of packing with another intern. […]

Theresa Kishkan On Writing Essays

A guest post by Theresa Kishkan, author of Blue Portugal and Other Essays Many of us grew up learning the essay as a formal container for critical analysis but the form has evolved, in the way a plant might evolve, hybridize in response to new soil conditions, weather, and use requirements. It’s the later possibilities […]

Literary Cocktails: You’re Invited!

University of Alberta Press is pleased to announce its annual Literary Cocktails event. Please join us online on April 28, 2022, at 6 pm MT. Everyone is welcome! This year, the virtual reading will be hosted by Edmonton Poetry Festival’s Artistic Producer, Shima Robinson. The event will feature readings from UAlberta Press’ newest poetry collections: Arborophobia by Nancy […]

About the Kreisel Lecture Series

Guest post by Sarah Wylie Krotz The Canadian Literature Centre (CLC) was established in 2006, thanks to the leadership gift of noted Edmontonian bibliophile Dr. Eric Schloss. The Kreisel Lecture Series is an annual event dedicated to nurturing public as well as scholarly engagement with the pressing concerns of writers in Canada. This series was […]

Read Alberta: Telling Alberta’s Story on the Web

We want to celebrate Read Alberta, a website launched in 2021. The brainchild of Annie Boyar, Heather Lohnes, and Karyn Wisselink, it is a welcome and much-needed initiative, beautifully executed by a brilliant team. In their words: “Read Alberta celebrates our book community and the people who tell Alberta’s story. Spearheaded by the Book Publishers […]

Introducing Alex Ventimilla, PhD Intern

A guest post by Alex Ventimilla Greetings, readers! I am a second-year PhD student in the Department of English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta. I also hold an MA from this institution, as well as a BA in English Literature and Culture from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. And now, I am thrilled to […]

Round Up: Key Events of 2021

It has been an amazing year for our authors. We wanted to celebrate a number of achievements before blasting into another new year. But first, we give a very sincere “thank you” to everyone who supports our work: from editors and indexers, printers and distributors, booksellers and readers, granting bodies and the University of Alberta. […]

You Look Good (for Your Age)

Rona Altrows is a brilliant and painstaking editor, fiction writer, essayist, and playwright: the Press is proud to have published three theme-based anthologies with her. The latest is You Look Good for Your Age. With Naomi K. Lewis, she co-edited Shy, and with Julie Sedivy she co-edited Waiting. “I returned to the same respiratory therapist […]