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UAP Authors at the WordFest Summit Salon in Banff

This post certainly doesn’t belong to the news category, but these enthusiastic words of organizer and authors had to be shared. Kimmy Beach and Paul Zits  participated in this year’s WordFest, and they had a wonderful time reading and meeting other authors and festival goers.

Robyn Read of WordFest send us this picture, saying that our “kind and talented authors were a hit at WordFest.”

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Kimmy Beach [The Last Temptation of Bond] and Paul Zits [Massacre Streethappily took part in several events on October 18 & 19, and here is what they had to say afterwards.
Paul says:

Kimmy and I are representing the Press here in Banff in great ways. Kimmy is absolutely fabulous and we’ve enjoyed spending some time together. I didn’t have the opportunity to catch any of Kimmy’s performances but I hear very good things. As for myself, the Joseph Boyden event was upgraded to the Centre’s largest venue and I ended up having the great honour of opening for Joseph (alongside Deborah Willis) in front of 500+ people. It was the reading of my life! It was a superb evening.

Kimmy says:

What a dream this WordFest has been! This thing has been one of the highlights of my book tour, and I still have two full days here. The highlight of the whole thing for me was the approach of three high school kids from Invermere. One of them bought my book, and I met the three of them. I love high school kids. This morning, they all ran up to me, hugged me, and the one who’d bought my book handed me her journal. I want to also tell you that Paul Zits did us all proud opening for Joseph the other night. That was a lot of pressure (500 people!), and he handled it beautifully. I was very proud of him.

See an image of Kimmy Beach lighting up the stage at WordFest, and Paul making poetry jump off the page.

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UAP Staff Temporarily Displaced

The official message goes like this: As of November 15, 2013, The University of Alberta Press team is temporarily relocating to Cameron Library, 5-07. Please continue to send all mail and courier deliveries to Ring House 2. All phone numbers, email addresses, and the fax number remain the same.

Those are the facts, and this is our reality and has been for the past week or so:

We have to pack up and move out – temporarily – so our cozy little Ring House can get a facelift, which includes fresh paint after 15+ years. Wonder what else will surface while the workers are here? Hopefully it won’t be Casper, our resident squirrel.

We are looking forward to meeting our new neighbours/hosts and welcoming visitors in our new digs before the end of the year, as we hope to start 2014 back in Ring House 2.

“Just Getting Started” Launch

Just Getting Started, the book about the Edmonton Public Library’s first 100 years, was launched with a celebratory event sponsored by EPL, UAP, and LitFest.

October 22, just one day after the municipal elections in Alberta, was a great day to celebrate not just the publication of Just Getting Started, but also the contribution of EPL to the culture of the city of Edmonton. Many people have been, are, and will be touched and empowered by the library and its staff. Be sure to view EPL’s centennial video full of “EPL firsts” and also the reviews of Just Getting Started.

The program started with short, passionate, and appreciative speeches by:

  • Ben Henderson, City Councillor
  • Ellen Calabrese-Amrhein, Chair, EPL Board of Trustees
  • Steve Joyce, Chair, Friends of the Edmonton Public Library
  • Gerald Beasley, Vice Provost and Chief Librarian, University of Alberta
  • John J. McDonald, Vice-Chair, EPL Board of Trustees

Todd Babiak said a few words about the book and then interviewed an interesting and engaging panel:

  • Linda Cook, CEO, Edmonton Public Library
  • Heather Bell-Dowling, former EPL staff member
  • Heather Zwicker, professor and Vice-Dean, Faculty of Arts, University of Alberta

We all enjoyed their conversation so much – a wealth of information, anecdotes, and observations. The reception that followed — in the nearby Centennial room —  featured delicious food and beverages.

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Look at more photos courtesy of Donna Fong.

Edmonton Launch of Shy: An Anthology

Almost 50 people left behind last-minute yardwork to come and enjoy what was billed as “a semi-raucous celebration of shyness.” A wonderful description for the afternoon of poetry and essays and laughter!

Six Alberta contributors to Shy: An Anthology overcame their desire to stay out of the spotlight and shared their thoughtful and well-expressed insights: Ben Gelinas, Shawna Lemay, Elizabeth Haynes, Cassy Welburn, Rona Altrows, and Naomi K. Lewis.

It was a lovely afternoon. In the words of Rona Altrows, “Thanks to all our contributing readers, to the UAP, to Audreys Books, to Peter Midgley for kind opening words, to Cathie Crooks for managing the reception, and to the many people who came out to support us. A beautiful event.”

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