Writer in Residence Finale

It’s the grand finale party for the 2016 Writer in Residence program!

Thu Dec 15  7-9 pm
Strathcona County Council Chambers, 401 Festival Lane, Sherwood Park (Map)

Join Marty Chan and Wayne Arthurson to celebrate the local literary scene. Everyone
in attendance will be placed on a team to compete in:

  • A trivia contest
  • A game of charades, and
  • Pictionary with a real live illustrator!

Here’s the fun part: The games will all relate to books written by local authors.

In between, enjoy some beverages and appetizers!

You’ll also get to meet the 2017 Writers in Residence and find out what they have planned
for the coming year.

Full details here!

Please let us know you are coming by RSVP

Freedom to Read 2015

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I was pleased to participate in two Freedom to Read events in Metro Edmonton on Saturday. One was a reading of excerpts from banned/challenged books at the Woodcroft branch of EPL. The other was a dazzling soiree of music, readings, and flapper pie (!!) out at the Strathcona County Library, organized by our Regional Writer-In-Residence (who can sing!). Here’s a picture that poet and photographer Shawna Lemay took of me reading from Margaret Laurence’s A Jest of God. Thanks to Shawna (who works at Woodcroft) and RWIR Gail Sidonie Sobat for inviting me to participate in the events. Twas fun rubbing shoulders with a whole bunch of writers and musicians, too.

Score! Giller Prize winner Lynn Coady talk on March 11

I’m delighted to inform you that the 2013 Scotiabank Giller Prize winner Lynn Coady has agreed to do a reading/Q&A at EPL’s central branch, Stanley A. Milner library, on March 11. Here are the details. Hope to see you there!LC

Life After The Giller
In November 2013, Edmonton author Lynn Coady won the Scotiabank Giller Prize for her short story collection, Hellgoing. What’s life been like since for the novelist, journalist, and newly minted screenwriter? Join Coady for a Q&A with Elizabeth Withey, the Edmonton Public Library’s Writer In Residence. Coady will also read from Hellgoing.

When: Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 7 p.m.
Where: Stanley A. Milner Library Program Room (next to the MakerSpace)
Cost: This is a free event. No registration is required.