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CLC Fall 2013 Newsletter



2013-14 Brown Bag Lunch Series

The Brown Bag Lunch Series is hosting Kimmy Beach on January 22, 2014 in the third reading of the season.

The public, students and University staff are cordially invited to attend these noon-hour readings, to share coffee, cookies and their thoughts with the guest author, and enter for a chance to win a fabulous door prize. The sessions are informal, fun, educational and best of all free to attend. The readings will take place in the Student Lounge of the Arts & Convocation hall building. Click on the above picture for a brochure.

2014 Henry Kreisel Commemorative Lecture
by Tomson Highway

When: March 6, 2014 7:30 PM

Where: Timms Centre for the Arts, University of Alberta

The Henry Kreisel Memorial Lecture is the CLC’s most prestigious annual public event. The lectures are co-published in the “Kreisel Series” by the Candadian Literature Centre and the University of Alberta Press. For 2014, the CLC has invited playwright and novelist Tomson Highway, who enjoys an international career as a playwright, novelist, and pianist/songwriter. He is considered one of this country's foremost Indigenous voices. He is best known for his award-winning plays, The Rez Sisters (1986), Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing (1989), Rose (2000), and Ernestine Shuswap Gets Her Trout (2005) as well as his critically -acclaimed novel, Kiss of the Fur Queen (1998).

All are cordially invited to attend this spectacular event of talk and music. A reception and book signing will follow the lecture.


Writer in Exile

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Eighteen Bridges

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"

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Print copies can also be purchased at the following locations:

Henry Kreisel Lecture Series:

Dear Sir, I Intend to Burn Your Book

Lawrence Hill's April 2012 lecture is now available, with Introduction by Ted Bishop.

Publishers: co-published by the University of Alberta Press and the Canadian Literature Centre

Price: $10.95

ISBN: 978-0-88864-679-8

Format: Trade paperback

Genre: Canadian Literature/Essay

ABOUT THE BOOK In 2011, Canadian writer Lawrence Hill received an email from a man in the Netherlands stating that he intended to burn The Book of Negroes, Hill's internationally acclaimed novel. Soon, the threat was international news, affecting Hill's publishers and readers. In this provocative essay, Hill shares his private response to that moment and the controversy that followed, examining his reaction to the threat, while attempting to come to terms with the book burner's motives and complaints. Drawing on other instances of book banning and burning, Hill maintains that censorship is still alive and well, even in this age of access to information. All who are interested in literature, freedom of expression and human rights will appreciate this passionate defence of the freedom to read and write.

Also available:

Imagining Ancient Women
- Annabel Lyon, March 2011. Newly released in May 2012.

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.

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