2010-2011

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Midi littéraire du CLC avec Claudine Potvin


Time: 12 noon

Place: Student Lounge, Old Arts Building, University of Alberta

The public, students and University staff are cordially invited to attend this noon-hour reading, to share coffee, cookies and their thoughts with guest author Claudine Potvin, and enter for a chance to win a fabulous door prize. The reading is informal, fun, educational and best of all free to attend. The reading will be in French and in English.

Claudine Potvin is the author of two short story collections, Détails (1993), which was nominated for the Prix Desjardins, and Pornographies (2002). She has also published a number of important critical works on Castillian medieval poetry and Québécois writing. In 2009, she received the Recognizing Excellence award from the University of Alberta where she is Professor Emeritus. Professor Potvin is also a member of the Royal Society of Canada. She will read from her new short story collection, Tatouages.

 

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

CLC Brown Bag Lunch Reading with Richard Van Camp

 

Time: 12 noon

Place: Student Lounge, Old Arts Building, University of Alberta

The public, students and University staff are cordially invited to attend this noon-hour reading, to share coffee, cookies and their thoughts with guest author Richard Van Camp, and enter for a chance to win a fabulous door prize. The reading is informal, fun, educational and best of all free to attend.

Richard Van Camp a proud member of the Dogrib (Tlicho) Nation from fort Smith, NWT, received the 1997 CAA Air Canada Award for most promising young author after the publication of his novel, The Lesser Blessed (Douglas & McIntyre, 1996). The short fiction collections Angel Wing Splash Pattern (Kegedonce, 2002) and The Moon of Letting Go (Great Plains, 2009) — which was shortlisted for the 2010 ReLit Award for Short Fiction — are among his recent publications. Van Camp has also written two comic books and four children’s books. He is the University of Alberta Department of English Writer-in-Residence for 2011-12, and was awarded Storyteller of the Year for both Canada and the US by the Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers in 2007.

 

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

LitFest/CLC Brown Bag Lunch with Will Ferguson

 

Time: 12 noon

Place: Student Lounge, Old Arts Building, University of Alberta

The public, students and University staff are cordially invited to attend this noon-hour reading, to share coffee, cookies and their thoughts with guest author Will Ferguson, and enter for a chance to win a fabulous door prize. The reading is informal, fun, educational and best of all free to attend.

Will Ferguson was born and raised in northern Alberta and is the author of more than a dozen books, ranging from humour to history to literary fiction. His works include Beauty Tips from Moose Jaw, Beyond Belfast, Happiness and How to be a Canadian (which he co-wrote with his brother Ian). Canadian Pie is his sixth book on Canadian life.

Will has won the Canadian Authors Association Award for both fiction and history, and was awarded the Pierre Berton Award by Canada’s National History Society. A three-time winner of the Leacock Medal for Humour, Ferguson lives in Calgary with his wife Terumi and their two young sons.

 

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Midi littéraire du CLC avec Lise Gaboury-Diallo


Time: 12 noon

Place: Student Lounge, Old Arts Building, University of Alberta

The public, students and University staff are cordially invited to attend this noon-hour reading, to share coffee, cookies and their thoughts with the guest author, and enter for a chance to win a fabulous door prize. The reading is informal, fun, educational and best of all free to attend.

Lise Gaboury-Diallo is the author of six collections of poetry: Subliminales (1999) and transitions (2002), both short-listed for the Prix Rue-Deschambault; Poste restante : cartes poétiques du Sénégal (2005), short-listed for the Landsdowne Poetry Award; Homestead, poèmes du coeur de l’Ouest (2005), which won the first prize in the French poetry category of the 2004 CBC Literary Awards; L’endroit et l’envers (2008); and Parchemins croisés : la Genèse en peinture et en poésie / Crossworlds: a Genesis in painting and in poetry, in collaboration with the painter Monique Larouche (2008). She is currently a professor of French and French literature at the Collège universitaire de Saint-Boniface.

 

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

CLC Brown Bag Lunch Reading with Anna Marie Sewell


Time: 12 noon

Place: Student Lounge, Old Arts Building, University of Alberta

The public, students and University staff are cordially invited to attend this noon-hour reading, to share coffee, cookies and their thoughts with the guest author, and enter for a chance to win a fabulous door prize. The reading is informal, fun, educational and best of all free to attend.

Anna Marie Sewell is a writer, poet, playwright, essayist and performer of Mi’gmaq/Anishnabe/Polish Heritage, and a founding member of Edmonton’s Stroll of Poets Society. She is also active in the Aboriginal theatre scene, and served as the artistic director of Big Sky Theatre. Her play, Heart of the Flower, a chronicle of a half-breed farm-girl transplanted to Japan, earned her the Prince and Princess Edward Prize in Aboriginal Literature, a one-time endowment from the Canada Council in celebration of the Prince’s marriage. Fifth World Drum is her first book-length collection of poetry. Her poetry, plays and essays have been widely anthologised.

 

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

CLC Brown Bag Lunch Reading with David Chariandy


Time: 12 noon

Place: Student Lounge, Old Arts Building, University of Alberta

The public, students and University staff are cordially invited to attend this noon-hour reading, to share coffee, cookies and their thoughts with the guest author, and enter for a chance to win a fabulous door prize. The reading is informal, fun, educational and best of all free to attend.

David Chariandy is a novelist and English teacher at Simon Fraser University. His debut novel, Soucouyant (2007), was nominated for ten literary awards, including a 2007 Governor General’s Award for Fiction (finalist), a 2008 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Book of Canada and the Caribbean (shortlisted), and the 2007 Scotiabank Giller Prize (longlisted). He was also a gold winner recipient of the 2007 ForeWord Book of the Year Award for literary fiction from an independent press. He lives in Vancouver.

 

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

CLC Brown Bag Lunch Reading with Gregory Scofield


Time: 12 noon

Place: Student Lounge, Old Arts Building, University of Alberta

The public, students and University staff are cordially invited to attend this noon-hour reading, to share coffee, cookies and their thoughts with the guest author, and enter for a chance to win a fabulous door prize. The reading is informal, fun, educational and best of all free to attend.

Gregory Scofield is one of Canada’s most renowned Aboriginal writers, whose numerous collections of poetry, including kipocihkân: Poems New & Selected (Nightwood Editions), I Knew Two Metis Women, and Love Medicine and One Song (2009, Kegedonce Press), have earned him both national and international audiences. He has a unique style that blends oral storytelling, song, spoken word and the Cree language. His poetry and memoir, Thunder Through My Veins (HarperCollins, 1999) is widely taught at universities and colleges across Canada and the U.S., and his work has appeared in many anthologies. He was also the subject of a feature-length documentary, Singing Home The Bones: A Poet Becomes Himself (The Maystreet Group, 2007), that aired on CHUM TV, BRAVO!, APTN, and the Saskatchewan Television Network.

 

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

CLC Brown Bag Lunch Reading with Tim Bowling


Time: 12 noon

Place: Student Lounge, Old Arts Building, University of Alberta

The public, students and University staff are cordially invited to attend this noon-hour reading, to share coffee, cookies and their thoughts with the guest author, and enter for a chance to win a fabulous door prize. The reading is informal, fun, educational and best of all free to attend.

Tim Bowling is the author of numerous collections of poetry, including Fathom, The Annotated Bee & Me, The Book Collector, and The Memory Orchard. He has also published three novels, including The Bone Sharps and The Paperboy’s Winter. He has twice been shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award for Poetry and has won the Canadian Authors’ Association Award for Poetry and two Alberta Book Awards. His first book of non-fiction, a memoir called The Lost Coast: Salmon, Memory and the Death of Wild Culture, was shortlisted for three literary awards: The Writers’ Trust Nereus Non-Fiction Award, the Alberta Literary Awards’ Wilfred Eggleston Award for Non-Fiction, and the BC Book Prizes’ Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize. Lost Coast was also chosen as a 2008 Kiriyama Prize “Notable Book.” Bowling is the recipient of the Petra Kenney International Poetry Prize, the National Poetry Award, and the Orillia International Poetry Prize, and in 2008, he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship. His most recent book is another work of non-fiction, called In the Suicide’s Library: A Book Lover’s Journey. He is the current Writer-in-Residence at the University of Alberta.

 

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

CLC Brown Bag Lunch Reading with Lynn Coady

Time: 12 noon

Place: Student Lounge, Old Arts Building, University of Alberta

The public, students and University staff are cordially invited to attend this noon-hour reading, to share coffee, cookies and their thoughts with the guest author, and enter for a chance to win a fabulous door prize. The reading is informal, fun, educational and best of all free to attend.

Lynn Coady is a novelist, playwright, short-story writer, editor and journalist, originally from Cape Breton Island, now living in Edmonton. She is the author of the novels Strange Heaven (1998, Goose Lane Editions), Saints of Big Harbour (2003, Doubleday Canada), and, most recently, Mean Boy (2006 Doubleday Canada). She has also published a short story collection, Play the Monster Blind (2000 Doubleday Canada). Coady’s journalism nonfiction has appeared in magazines and newspapers across Canada. She has been nominated for the Governor General’s Award for Fiction, as well as the Rogers Writers’ Trust Award, and is a recipient of the Dartmouth Book Award, The Canadian Authors Association Jubilee Award and the CAA Award for Authors under Thirty. In 2005, she received the Canada Council’s Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Award for an artist in mid-career, and in 2007 she received the Writers Guild of Alberta George Bugnet fiction prize for Mean Boy.

 

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

CLC Brown Bag Lunch Reading with Linda Goyette


Time: 12 noon

Place: Student Lounge, Old Arts Building

Edmonton writer and editor Linda Goyette has been traveling across northern Canada to collect stories from children and teenagers about their lives – as well as stories from older adults about their own childhood in isolated communities. She’ll give us a preview of some of these stories, and talk about the transition she’s making toward new forms of literary non-fiction. The author of six books of non-fiction, Linda was Writer in Residence at Berton House in Dawson City, Yukon earlier this winter, and a previous Writer in Residence at the Edmonton Public Library. Her new book for children, Northern Kids, will be published in September by Brindle & Glass of Victoria, BC.

 

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Midi littéraire du CLC avec Erin Mouré et Oana Avasilichioaei


Time: 12 noon

Place: Student Lounge, Old Arts Building, University of Alberta

Erin Mouré has published a dozen books of poetry, most recently O Cadoiro (Anansi 2007). Little Theatres (Anansi 2005) was shortlisted for the Griffin Prize, the Pat Lowther Memorial Award, and the Governor General’s Award for Poetry, which she won for the collection Furious (Anansi 1988). Little Theatres also won the AJM Klein Prize, made the Globe 100, and was translated into Galician as Teatriños (Galaxia, 2007). Several other poetry collections were nominated for the Governor General’s Award: O Cidadán (Anansi 2002), Search Procedures (Anansi 1996), and Empire, York St. (Anansi 1979). Her book of essays, My Beloved Wager, is due out from NeWest Press at the end of 2009.

Oana Avasilichioaei is a poet and translator, who transformed the landscape of Vancouver’s Hastings Park into an acclaimed book of poems, feria: a poempark (Wolsakk & Wynn 2008). She has translated Nichita Stanescu from Romanian, Louise Cotnoir and Geneviève Desrosiers from French, created visual text works for galleries in Montreal and Vancouver, and has performed her work in Canada, the US, Mexico and Europe. Her first book, Abandon (Wolsakk & Wynn 2005) has been translated into Spanish as Abandono and will soon appear in Mexico City.

 

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Midi littéraire du CLC avec J.R. Léveillé


Time: 12 noon

Place: Student Lounge, Old Arts Building

Please join us for the third in our Winter 2010 Brown Bag Lunch Series with J.R. Léveillé. Admission is free and there will be Door Prizes.

J.R. Léveillé is the author of over twenty books. In 2007, he received the Manitoba Lifetime Achievement Award, was honored by induction into Manitoba’s Cultural Hall of Fame, and an international conference on his work was held in 2005. His novel, Le soleil du lac qui se couche (Éditions du Blé 2001), won the prestigious Prix Champlain as well as the Prix Rue-Deschambault, and was translated as The Setting Lake Sun (Signature 2001). Léveillé won the Prix littéraire du Manitoba français in 1994 for his poetry and the Prix du Consulat général de France Toronto for his body of work. Other works translated into English include Transformation (Ink Inc. 2006) and New York trip (Interligne 2003).

 

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

CLC Brown Bag Lunch Reading with Douglas Barbour


Time: 12 noon

Place: Student Lounge, Old Arts Building

Douglas Barbour has published many books of poetry, including Fragmenting Body etc. (NeWest Press/SALT 2000), Breath Takes (Wolsak & Wynn 2002), A Flame on the Spanish Stairs (greenboathouse books 2003), Continuations, with Sheila E. Murphy (University of Alberta Press 2006), and most recently, Wednesdays’ (above/ground press 2008). He is also the author of Lyric/Anti-lyric: Essays on Contemporary Poetry (NeWest Press 2001). He has read his poetry and lectured in many places around the world. He was inaugurated into the City of Edmonton Cultural Hall of Fame in 2003, and is Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Alberta.

 

 

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

CLC Brown Bag Lunch Reading with Afua Cooper


Time: 12 noon

Place: Student Lounge, Old Arts Building

Please join us for the first in our Winter 2010 Brown Bag Lunch Series with Afua Cooper. Admission is free and there will be Door Prizes.

Afua Cooper is an award-winning poet, author, historian, curator, performer, cultural worker, and recording artist. She is a winner of the Harry Jerome Award for Professional Excellence, and The Hanging of Angélique: The Untold Story of Canadian Slavery and the Burning of Old Montréal (HarperCollins 2006) was shortlisted for a Governor General’s Award, Nonfiction. Her poems have been anthologized in national and international publications, and translated in several languages. She has published five books of poetry, including Copper Woman (Natural Heritage Books 2006) and a poetry recording, Possessed: Dub Stories (Soundmind, 2006). She recently published two works of fiction, The Young Phillis Wheatley (KidsCan Press 2009) and The Young Henry Bibb (KidsCan Press 2009).