The Universality of Local Stories by Carissa Halton – #TurnItUP
When I moved into Alberta Avenue, an inner city neighbourhood in the heart of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, my acquaintances often asked, “Why would you live there?” In fact, not long after settling into our century-old house with sagging stucco skin, the city published a report that gave Alberta Avenue a zero quality of life rating. A […]
St. Albert, Métis Settlement Field Trip
St. Albert, a few kilometres north of Edmonton, is one of the largest and most history-rich Métis settlements in Canada. To learn more of this history and culture, the University of Alberta Libraries’ Indigenous initiatives put on a staff training event on November 1, in partnership with the Michif Cultural Connections and the Musée Héritage Museum. […]
A Note from Our Intern, Sarah Milmine
My name is Sarah, and I’m the student intern at the press this year. This past August, I had the unique privilege of sharing my experiences in library school with Librarianship.ca, which has now been posted on their blog. Though most of my experiences have been centered on the library so far, working at the […]
Spring 2019 Catalogue is Here!
The University of Alberta Press celebrates 50 years of publishing in 2019. In anticipation of this milestone, we embarked on a project to re-imagine our visual identity. Our goal was to honour our legacy while reflecting our current publishing program, which is increasingly diverse, urban, and multidisciplinary. We worked with Susan Colberg (Visual Communication Design at the University of Alberta) to create […]
Featured Reviews of “Annie Muktuk and Other Stories”
“A successful short story takes us to unfamiliar places, and the 16 stories in this collection certainly fill that bill. It’s a journey deep into Inuit life, with tales of Inuk of all shapes, genders and ages. The title story is at turns funny, violent and cunning: Jimmy tries to convince best friend Moses to […]
Book Publishers’ Conference and Awards 2018
Held at the Hotel Arts in Calgary, this year’s annual conference had a lot to offer. The highlight was Minister of Culture and Tourism Ricardo Miranda’s announcement of new funding for the publishing industry: $300,000 for each of the next four years. This will be a lifesaver for some smaller publishers, while enabling established ones […]
Poetry Reading Season is Here!
“What’s that?”, you ask? Poetry Reading Season is when the University of Alberta Press is accepting poetry manuscripts for consideration to be published in the Robert Kroetsch Series of Canadian creative writing. Back in 2014, we started to streamline the submission process to make it more manageable to handle the increasing number of poetry manuscripts […]
Naming Right | Alice Major’s Anne Szumigalski lecture
How do you think up the title for a lecture—especially after you’ve given it? This is the challenge facing UAP author Alice Major, who was invited to give the prestigious Anne Szumigalski lecture in June, at the Canadian Writers Summit. “The title can be the toughest line to write in a poem,” says Alice. “Or […]