Please join us for a special evening of food, wine and stories with another exciting lineup of authors, in support of the Canadian Literature Centre.
Dr. Eric Schloss, founder of the Canadian Literature Centre, Mrs. Elexis Schloss and Interim Director Daniel Laforest, invite you to attend an Authors Cabaret & Reception on Monday, April 15, 2013 at the Art Gallery of Alberta.
Registration is $150, with a limited number of spaces for Artists ($75)and Students ($25). This event will benefit the programs of the Canadian Literature Centre. A tax receipt will be issued for a portion of the registration cost.
Registration open March 12 to April 14th. Please click here to register.
The Cabaret will feature:
Wine selection and menu preparation by Art Gallery of Alberta Executive Chef, David Omar. Dress is business elegant.
For more information, please contact us at (780) 492-9505, or email: email@example.com.
If you will be unable to attend the Cabaret but would like to make a donation to the Canadian Literature Centre, please contact us at the above phone number, or select from one of the following options and make your donation online at, www.giving.ualberta.ca.
$100 - $1,000 (Donor)
$1,000 - $2,500 (Supporter)
$2,500 - $5,000 (Friend)
$5,000 + (Leader)
Other (including naming opportunities to the Centre and its programs)
When: Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at 7:30 pm
Where: Timms Centre for the Arts, Edmonton
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Read the recent interview between Lawrence Hill and the Edmonton Journal's Books Editor, Richard Helm, here:
"Chilling effect of banning, burning underestimated, author says"
Watch the video of Lawrence Hill's lecture:
November 8, 2011 — Esi Edugyan has been named the 2011 winner of the Scotiabank Giller Prize for her novel Half-Blood Blues (Thomas Allen Publishers). Edugyan, who resides in Victoria, BC, has one previous novel under her belt called The Second Life of Samuel Tyne, published in 2004.
The shortlist, announced on October 4, was selected by a jury panel composed of 2009 Scotiabank Giller Prize finalist Annabel Lyon, American author and Guggenheim fellow Howard Norman, and acclaimed UK playwright and prize-winning novelist Andre O'Hagan, from among a record-breaking 143 books submitted by 55 publishing houses from every region of the country. Other finalists this year included David Bezmozgis (The Free World, HarperCollins Publishers Ltd.), Lynn Coady (The Antagonist, House of Anansi Press), Patrick DeWitt (The Sisters Brothers, House of Anansi Press), Zsuzsi Gartner (Better Living Through Plastic Explosives, Hamish Hamilton Canada), and Michael Ondaatje (The Cat's Table, McClelland & Stewart).
Read the first few pages of the final selections at
Check back later for updates.
The sixth issue of Eighteen Bridges is now available!
Eighteen Bridges is nominated for 10 National Magazine Awards."Awards"
Eighteen Bridges won numerous Alberta Magazine Publishers Association Awards this spring."Awards"
Eighteen Bridges was featured in the Globe and Mail weekly roundup of best magazine reads, "On the Stand"
Print copies can also be purchased at the following locations:
Transplanting Canada: Seedlings (2009), proceedings from the Transplanting Canada Colloquium held March 6 & 7, 2009 is now available.
ISBN: 978-1-55195-257-4, Price: $15.00 CAD
Read more here
Through the University of Alberta Bookstore, Internet: www.bookstore.ualberta.ca; by phone: 780.492.0265 or 1.888.933.9133 (ask for 'Special Services'). Delivery charges and taxes additional.
Imagining Ancient Women
Annabel Lyon's March 2011 lecture is now available, with Introduction by Curtis Gillespie.
Publishers: co-published by the University of Alberta Press and the Canadian Literature Centre
Format: Trade paperback
Genre: Canadian Literature/Essay
ABOUT THE BOOK Annabel Lyon's passion for historical novels and her love of ancient Greece make her lecture on the process of creating characters of historical fiction captivating. She discusses the process of wading through historical sources - and avoiding myriad pitfalls - to craft believable people to whom readers can relate. Finding familiarity with figures from the past and then, with the help of hindsight, discovering their secrets, are the foremost tools of the historical novel writer. Readers interested in the literary creative process and in writing or reading historical fiction will find Lyon's comments insightful and intriguing.
The Sasquatch at Home: Traditional Protocols & Modern Storytelling
- Eden Robinson, March 2010. Newly released in May 2011.
Un art de vivre par temps de catastrophe
- Dany Laferrière, March 2009.
The Old Lost Land of Newfoundland: Memory, Family, Fiction, and Myth
- Wayne Johnston, March 2008.
From Mushkegowuk to New Orleans: A Mixed Blood Highway
- Joseph Boyden, March 2007.
For more information, click here.
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