Reading in #yeg

All my writing about the literary scene in Edmonton.

#yeg button by Beverly at

#yeg button by Beverly at

Edmonton Journal books columns:

Edmonton Public Library targets next-gen readers with Anthology

Vue Weekly articles:

Review of Paper Teeth by Lauralyn Chow
Preview of 2016 Alberta Readers’ Choice Award
Review of Mary Green by Melanie Kerr

Book reviews and previews:

Fall 2014 preview part I: most anticipated books
Top Five: Fall 2013 Books by Edmonton Authors

Babiak, Todd Come Barbarians
Ball, Krista D. First (Wrong) Impressions
Coady, Lynne Hellgoing
Davidson, Diana Pilgrimage
Ferguson, Michelle From Away
Ferguson, Michelle Why Here?
Hingston, Michael The Dilettantes
Kerr, Melanie Follies Past
Kimmel, Fran The Shore Girl
Kluth, Jessica Rosina the Midwife
Miall, Laurence Blind Spot
Norman, Jason Lee Americas
Norman, Jason Lee (editor) 40 Below: Edmonton’s Winter Anthology
Oxford, Kelly Everything’s Perfect When You’re a Liar
Quist, Jennifer Love Letters of the Angels of Death

Literary events:

Learning about Residential Schools at every level (featuring RISE Book Club and Edmonton author Norma Dunning, October 2017)
Before & After Canada Reads (After Canada Reads event with WriteReads and other Edmonton literati, March 2017)
It’s a CanLit Celebration (Ten Canadian Writers in Context release, October 2016)
2016 Alberta Reader’s Choice Award Authors’ panel (August 2016) 
Stonehouse Publishing launches five novels, talks Buzzfeed, Burney, and Bookstagram
(Stonehouse Publishing launch party, March 2016)
Spring Break at Edmonton Public Library: a guide for working parents (Spring break, March 2016)
Bookstravaganza Buzz! (Bookstravaganza, December 2015)
Short Story Advent Calendar daily unboxing video playlist (Short Story Advent Calendar, December 2015, YouTube)
LitFest mini-reviews (LitFest, October/November 2015)
October is e-book appreciation month: One (e)Book, One City (One Book One Edmonton, October 2015)
Fall 2015 Preview Part I: Edmonton Literary Festivals and Events (September 2015)
Fall 2015 Preview Part II: Local Books and CanLit (September 2015)
Patrick deWitt: Notes on a reading (Macewan Book of the Year, The Sisters Brothers, March 2015)
Are Gwyneth Paltrow and Jonathan Frazen Wrong About Everything?
(Tim Caulfield book launch, February 2015)
I went to a bunch of literary festivals and all you get is this lousy blog post
(Edmonton literary events of Fall 2014)
Library book sale
(June 2014)
Alberta Reader’s Choice Awards (May 2014)
Book Club Confidential (my experience guest hosting Write Reads podcast, May 2014)
Top Five Alternatives to Tradition Book Clubs and Correction: Six Alternatives (Write Reads and #yegbookclub, March 2014)
A Very Bronte Blog Post: Villette and A Bronte Burlesque (Theatre review, Send in the Girls. February 2014)
It’s a Bookstravaganza, Bitches (Bookstravaganza, December 2013)
Reading Roundup: November 2013 (40 Below book launch)
A Conversation with Margaret Atwood and Alanis Morissette (Festival of Ideas, November 2013)
Snap Scene: Picture me Reading (Snap Scene, November 2013)
Reading Roundup: October 2013 (LitFest coverage)
Preview: LitFest 2013
Reading Roundup: September 2013 (Book launches for The Dilettantes, Love Letters of the Angels of Death, Pilgrimage, and Come Barbarians)
NeWest Press Spring Spectacular: Local Literary Love (May 2013)
Reading Roundup: April 2013 (Kreisel Lecture, Esi Edugyan)
Michael Ondaatje Wins Macewan Book of the Year, Remains Sexy While Doing So (self-explanatory, March 2013)
Writers Corner at Edmonton Public Library (March 2013)
Words with Friends (Book swap, attended by me and four-month-old Henry, June 2012)

And, here are my very first musings on reading local, from June 2012.



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