Coming This Fall
As 2020 Finalists, Therese and the University of Alberta Press will be online attendees as this year’s Alberta Book Publishing Awards are announced in a virtual gala reception. Further details on the virtual gala will be released in the coming weeks by the Book Publishers Association of Alberta (BPAA). See BPAA Awards short list.
Also coming this fall: For the first time, Therese joins the all-Canadian writers collective Mesdames of Mayhem in one of their popular anthologies. Her short story “Boom Town Shakedown” will appear in Grave Diagnosis, a short crime fiction anthology from Carrick Publishing.
2019 Wood Buffalo Excellence in Arts Awards
When: Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Suncor Energy Centre for the Performing Arts, Fort McMurray.
Therese is honoured to be a Finalist for this year’s Arts Council Wood Buffalo “Buffy” award for Literary Arts in the community.
Memoir Writing Workshop, Fort McMurray
When: Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Where: Syncrude Program Room, Wood Buffalo Regional Library.
Therese will be conducting a memoir-writing workshop designed for those who want to tell their stories of the 2016 wildfire. The workshop will also be of interest to any new writer who wants to tell a personal story. Presented free of charge as part of Alberta Culture Days, thanks to the generosity of the Writers Guild of Alberta, the Wood Buffalo Arts Council, the Multicultural Association of Wood Buffalo, and The Wood Buffalo Regional Library. Limited seats are available and pre-registration is required. Learn more and register online.
When Words Collide: A Festival for Readers and Writers, Calgary
When: Thursday, Aug. 9, to Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019
Where: Delta Calgary South, Calgary, Alberta
Therese will be a guest panelist. Also: book sales and signing. Learn more.
Interview: CBC Radio 1, Calgary
When: Friday, Aug. 9, 2019
Where: CBC Radio 1 (99.1 FM or 1010 AM in Calgary)
Listen to Therese live on CBC Radio’s Homestretch program in Calgary, beginning at 3:35 p.m. She’ll be talking about her memoir, What You Take With You.
[Note: If you missed my chat with the CBC’s talented Jim Brown, you can listen to a podcast of the interview online.]
Fort McKay Youth Writing Workshop
When: Tuesday, July 23, 2019 (Closed Registration)
Where: Fort McKay, Alberta
In partnership with Arts Council Wood Buffalo, Therese will be leading a writing workshop for youth members of the Fort McKay Métis.
66th Annual Western Writers of America Convention, Tucson, Arizona
When: Wednesday, June 19, to Saturday, June 22, 2019
Where: Hilton Tucson East, 7600 East Broadway Blvd.
At the annual Western Writers of America Convention and 2019 Spur Award ceremonies, Therese will be accepting a Spur award for Best Short Story. Learn more.
Limestone Genre Expo, Kingston
When: Saturday, June 1, 2019
Where: Kingston Frontenac Public Library, 130 Johnson St.
Therese will be among the guest authors at the 2019 edition of the Expo. Book sales and signing. In the morning of the event, will do a reading and Q&A and will also present a one-hour workshop Finding the Words: Writing Your Memoir designed to help any new writer navigate the first steps in the writing process with practical tips and inspiration to help commit to writing in a judgement-free environment. This hands-on workshop will help participants find time for writing in a busy life, describe experiences with vivid imagery, and recreate dialogue. Learn more at the Limestone Genre Expo website.
Kingston Book Launch at Novel Idea
When: Thursday, May 30, 2019, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Novel Idea, 156 Princess Street, Kingston, Ont.
The official Kingston launch for Therese’s book What You Take With You: Wildfire, Family and the Road Home will take place just a stone’s throw from the Wolfe Island Ferry dock! Book sales and signing. Everyone is welcome.
2019 Arthur Ellis Awards Gala
When: Thursday, May 23, 2019, 7 p.m.
Where: Toronto Arts and Letters Club, Toronto, Ont.
Therese has again been short-listed for a Crime Writers of Canada Arthur Ellis Award. This year, she is a contender with her short story “The Power Man,” which appeared in the Coffin Hop Press Christmas-crime anthology Baby It’s Cold Outside.
Official Fort McMurray Book Launch
When: Saturday, May 4, 2019, Noon to 4 p.m.
Where: Coles book store in the Peter Pond Mall.
The official Fort McMurray launch for Therese’s book What You Take With You: Wildfire, Family and the Road Home, a memoir of the Fort McMurray wildfire, published by University of Alberta Press. Drop by Coles in the Peter Pond Mall on Hardin Street for book sales and signing. Everyone is welcome at this event.
Book-signing in Canmore, Alberta
When: Saturday, April 27, 2019, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Cafe Books, 100-826 Main Street, Canmore
Therese will be at Cafe Books in Canmore for a brief reading and book-signing session. If you’re in Canmore, drop by!
Fire Smart Safety Event in Canmore, Alberta
When: Saturday, April 27, 2019, 10 a.m.
Where: Civic Centre, 902 7th Avenue, Canmore, Alberta
Join Therese for a reading from her book What You Take With You: Wildfire, Family and the Road Home as part of the town of Canmore’s efforts to promote Fire Smart initiatives.
Book-signing in Edmonton, Alberta
When: Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Chapters, 10504 82nd Ave. (Whyte Avenue), Edmonton
Therese will be at the Whyte Avenue Chapters in Edmonton for signings of What You Take With You: Wildfire, Family and the Road Home, a memoir sparked by the Fort McMurray wildfire. Drop in for a chat!
Wildfire Memoir-Writing Workshop, Fort McMurray
When: Saturday April 6, 2019, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Where: Syncrude Program Room, Wood Buffalo Regional Library.
Therese will be conducting a memoir-writing workshop designed for those who want to tell their stories of the 2016 wildfire. Presented free of charge, thanks to the generosity of the Writers Guild of Alberta, the Wood Buffalo Arts Council, and The Wood Buffalo Regional Library. Limited seats are available and pre-registration is required. Learn more and register online.
Official Edmonton Book Launch
When: Thursday, March 28, 2019, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Audrey’s Books, 10702 Jasper Avenue
The official Edmonton launch for Therese’s book What You Take With You: Wildfire, Family and the Road Home, a memoir of the Fort McMurray wildfire, published by University of Alberta Press. Presentation, snacks, book sales and signing. Learn more.