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Conrad Kain Launch on October 21, 2014

October 21, 2014 saw another excellent event come together. Our thanks to the Alpine Club of Canada members and their guests, who welcomed us to their monthly meeting.

Author Zac Robinson has spent close to ten years working with the letters of Conrad Kain, and gave a great talk about the life of the man who was one of Canada’s most legendary mountaineers.

Conrad Kain was born and raised in Austria, so it made sense to partner on the event with our colleagues from the Wirth Institute for Austrian and Central European Studies. Thank you for helping us put together and publicize this convivial event.

Between the snacks, the beer, and an animated Q&A session, it was a lively evening and the perfect way to launch Conrad Kain: Letters from a Wandering Mountain Guide, 1906-1933 in Edmonton.

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Rudy Wiebe at LitFest

Cathie and I have just spent a wonderful hour at LitFest’s CBC Centre Stage. Three emerging writers, who have been published in the award-winning Glass Buffalo Magazine, each read a short excerpt from Rudy Wiebe’s new book, Come Back (Alfred A. Knopf), read a piece of their own writing, and then discussed how it was connected in tone or inspiration to his book.

Deborah Ramkhelawan, Nicole Harrish, and Karla Comanda all graduated from the University of Alberta, as did Rudy Wiebe, who also taught creative writing there for many years. And so did Matthew Stephanic, host and editor of Glass Buffalo.

After the emotionally-charged readings, Rudy Wiebe took to the stage and talked about the writing process and how it took him almost 30 years to write about the tragic topic of suicide, the loss of a son.

He spoke about how we remember and how we use those memories and emotions in our writing. For instance, in Come Back, he uses a memory that “walks past the coffee shop and explodes in his character’s head.” He challenged the character to track that memory back, further and further, to create what happened and why.

You can hear Rudy Wiebe, who just celebrated his 80th birthday, on Tuesday, October 21 at the Milner Library Theatre. He’ll be appearing with Myrna Kostash, Aritha van Herk, and Thomas Warton.

Climber’s Paradise Launches with Great Success

The book launch for Climber’s Paradise: Making Canada’s Mountain Parks, 1906-1974 on October 8 brought over 70 people out to the U of A’s Education building to celebrate over 10 years of research by Dr. PearlAnn Reichwein.

PearlAnn’s reading and presentation with slides started off the evening. The two panelists, Dr. Julie Rak (English & Film Studies) and Dr. Naomi Krogman (Resource Economics & Environmental Sociology) gave superb responses to PearlAnn’s work. It was so interesting to see where the speakers led us as they discussed citizenship, sustainability, and public space. The Q&A was informed and lively; people were engaged and eager to converse about the ideas that emerged.

Dr. Lynette Shultz, Co-Director of the Centre for Global Citizenship Education and Research, was our MC. She commented that it is powerful “to come together across disciplines and sectors to discuss the issues that matter to us.”

Our thanks to the team that put this event together, especially the Centre for Global Citizenship Education and Research. Our particular thanks to Julie and Naomi for their comments on the “book as artifact.” The whole UAP team worked hard to make a contribution to the remarkable manuscript that PearlAnn brought to us.

 

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Congress 2014

Four months have gone by since UAP staff (Colleen Skidmore, Peter Midgley, and Monika Igali) came back from Congress 2014, and we are already thinking about Congress 2015, but why not go down memory lane for a few minutes to recall some of the highlights of the last week of May at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario?

Colleen Skidmore attended Congress “in part and as usual, as a member of the Canadian Historical Association, but also in another role as Scholar-in-Residence with the University of Alberta Press, which was a new and exceptional experience.”

Peter Midgley, as always, was busy with attending sessions and scouting out new manuscripts, meeting with UAP authors and colleagues of other presses present at the book fair, which this year was also the venue for the President’s reception. Authors stopped by at the UAP booth, where we displayed our newly acquired CCI Press books. Among those books, Geo Takach, UAP author, discovered one that was designed by his wife, Bonnie Sadler Takach.

The highlight for the University of Alberta Press was Sanctioned Ignorance [Paul Martin] winning the 2013 Gabrielle Roy Prize. ACQL/ALCQ presented the award at a special gala during Congress.

These pictures captured some of the excitement of Congress 2014, and showcase the beauty of the Brock University campus.

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The University of Alberta Celebrates Translation

St. Jerome’s Day (September 30) is also known as International Translation Day. The University of Alberta has been celebrating translation since 2003, led by Dr. Anne Malena, translator and professor of translation and Francophone Studies in the department of Modern Languages & Cultural Studies, and Dr. Valerie Henitiuk, then a doctoral student in Comparative Literature.

The festivities started with Translation Readings yesterday at the Stanley Milner Library with an impressive line up representing many languages. Special guest, Yukari Meldrum, read from Will not forget both laughter and tears in Japanese and in English, followed by UAP editor, Peter Midgley, whose poetry is multi-lingual: English, Afrikaans, isiXhosa, Khoekhoegoqab, French, Spanish, German, Cree, and Latin.

Other readers were: Tom Priestly, Odile Cisneros, Ann De Leon, Stefano Muneroni, Peter Hála, Julie Tariff, C(h)ristian Reyns Chikuma, Roman Ivashkiv, Wioletta Polanski and Anton Iorga. 

The celebration continues today with the 12th Annual St. Jerome’s Day Conference, an all day program, Women in Translation at the Convocation Hall.

Thank you, merci, arigato, danke, köszönöm, gracia, спасибо, dankie, enkosi, kai-aios, miigwetch, gratias tibi!

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World Triathlon Happening, and We’re on the Bus Route!

The University of Alberta is one of the park-and-ride stations for the ITU World Triathlon. Edmonton is taking pride in hosting the event; the weather is cooperating; and thousands of athletes and their supporters are here for the show.

We have buses rolling past our door, and we decided to take advantage of all of the eyes going by. Check it out!

(Update: they changed the route and now the buses are staying in the parking lot behind us. Rats. Still — Week of Welcome lies ahead with lots of new students, staff, and professors on campus.)

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Forging a Nation: Canada Goes to War

A travelling exhibition to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of WWI is presented by the University of Alberta Museums at the Enterprise Square Galleries (10230 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton). Forging a Nation: Canada Goes to War features more than 60 works of art from around the world. The exhibition continues until August 16.

The University of Alberta Press joins in the celebration by providing a complimentary copy of the book, Great Canadian War Stories, to the first 100 people who attend the exhibition. UAP also published Tony Fabijancic’s Bosnia, a travel history following the footsteps of Gavrilo Princip, whose assassination of Archduke Ferdinand is often said to have been a triggering event to WWI. In a forthcoming book, Landscapes of War and Memoryauthor Sherrill Grace examines the effect wars have had on Canadian writers and artists.

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