Book Launches / Lancements de livres


Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Virtual Double Launch with Glass Bookshop


Watch the launch on YouTube 



In partnership with Glass Bookshop, we are thrilled to host the online launch of two scholarly books that emerged from the activities of the CLC and its past director: join us on 13 January 2021 at 12 p.m. MST to hear about Marie Carrière’s Cautiously Hopeful: Metafeminist Practices in Canada, published by MQUP, and All the Feels / Tous les sens: Affect and Writing in Canada / Affect et écriture au Canada, co-edited by Marie Carrière, Ursula Moser, and Kit Dobson and published by the U of A Press.

This launch features readings by the three scholars as well as a discussion of the texts centred on the affect of hope in these precarious times. 










Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Refuse: CanLit in Ruins Launch


Time: 5:00 – 7:00 PM

Location: Student Lounge, Old Arts Building

CanLit—the commonly used short form for English Canadian Literature as a cultural formation and industry—has been at the heart of several recent public controversies. Why? Because CanLit is breaking open to reveal the accepted injustices at its heart. It is imperative that these public controversies and the issues that sparked them be subject to careful and thorough discussion and critique. Refuse: CanLit in Ruins provides a critical and historical context to help readers understand conversations happening about CanLit presently. Join us for a cinq à sept to celebrate the launch of this important and powerful volume, co-edited by Hannah McGregor, Julie Rak, and Erin Wunker, at its Edmonton launch on Wednesday, January 16, 2019. From 5:00 – 7:00 PM, in the Student Lounge of the University of Alberta’s Old Arts Building, you’ll hear amazing work of refusal and hope from CJ Bogle, Marilyn Dumont, Nikki Reimer and Chelsea Vowel (among others), and have the chance to mingle and discuss Canadian literature over drinks and bites. Don’t miss it!




Thursday, November 13th, 2014

Blue Pencil Reception and Regenerations Book Launch


Time: 4:30 - 6:00 PM

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

Come celebrate with us!








Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Book Launch: Ragged Islands by the distinguished playwright, novelist, and director Don Hannah


Time: 12 noon

Place: Timms Centre for the Arts lobby, University of Alberta

Don Hannah is this year’s Lee Playwright in Residence at theUniversity of Alberta. Don will be reading from his latest book Ragged Islands and will be answering questions following the reading. Reception and book signing will follow.

The event is being co-sponsored by the Department of Drama, the Canadian Literature Centre, the Faculty of Arts, the Lee Playwright in Residence Program, and the Timms Centre.

Everyone is welcome and admission is free!