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Literary Cocktails ’09

The University of Alberta Press proudly presents

Literary Cocktails

2009

Wednesday, April 8
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Faculty Club, Papaschase Room

Opening Remarks

Carol Holmes, MC
Executive Director, Writer’s Guild of Alberta

Author Readings

Gloria Mehlmann
Gifted to Learn

Roger Epp
We Are All Treaty People

Daniel Coleman
In Bed with the Word

Reception, book sales & author signings
Light refreshments provided

Have you read us lately?
www.uap.ualberta.ca

UAP 40th Anniversary

This is an auspicious year for The University of Alberta Press. The UAP has been publishing award-winning books for scholars and trade readers for forty years now. This is also the second year running that the UAP has decided to feature authors and their works of creative non-fiction, specifically of memoir and essay.

As the winter semester winds down here on campus, many of you may be anticipating some necessary down time from academia; others may be preparing for the next phase of their academic career, whether it be as student or teacher. Now is a time for pause and serene reflection; now is a time to relax with colleagues and friends and help the University of Alberta Press celebrate three of its outstanding authors.

Gloria Mehlmann, Roger Epp, and Daniel Coleman all share lifelong affiliations with learning and educational institutions. Their respective meditations on such fundamental themes as childhood education and teaching; our inalienable ties with region, its people, and its political economy; and the incomparable activity—so simple, yet so affirmative—of quietly reading a book, will undoubtedly stir our appreciation of teachers and learners and inspire us to continue to embrace our own educational challenges.

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  1. Some kind words from the author of Gifted to Learn, Gloria Melmann:

    Hi Jeff,

    Wasn’t the event a success! Peter and I loved absolutely every minute of it.

    The “Literary Cocktails” setting and people – heck, the concept itself, is an unbeatable combination. I wish I had it to do all over again. Having you and Cathie there gave such a boost to my confidence!

    And thank you for the tour of the house. I loved climbing those little Dickensian back stairs and peeking into corners and hearing the creaky floor and inhaling the wonderful library smells. It is the place to be and I’m sure you can’t wait to get back to work each day.
    Thank you so much for the coffee and the delicious home-made cookies.

    And Jeff, I simply love your book of poetry, malachi on foot. It is to be read and read again and carried with one and opened again in any circumstance save a complete ride to the sun. “It is thirty-eight years east / eighty panes to see the world”
    Thank you Jeff.

    Pass my dear regards and thanks to Cathie, Peter, Donna, Tony, Michael and all the others who work such magic and nurturing on writing’s behalf.

    Till next time,
    Gloria

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