Listen up: Can-lit on campus

March 2, 2017

...And other speaker series events to inspire and educate

IMAGE_STORY_FYPS_SpeakersPut on your glasses and settle into your favourite reading nook. March is a big month for Canadian literature at MacEwan University. You could get the chance to meet one of your favourite Canadian authors at one of the upcoming Canadian Author Series or MacEwan Book of the Year events.

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If you’re working on a book of your own, be sure to get some real-world advice from writer-in-residence Marina Endicott, on campus until April 7.

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Did you know that MacEwan was one of the first post-secondary institutions in Canada to establish a “book of the year” program? Now in its 19th year, MacEwan University Book of the Year celebrates Station Eleven author Emily St. John Mandel when she pays a visit to the campus this month.

And don’t forget—the Book of the Year Student Contest deadline is March 31. Enter your best essay or creative project inspired by Station Eleven for a chance to win one of two $750 prizes.

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Literary events:

Friday, March 17

Panel Discussion: Station Eleven (MacEwan University Book of the Year)

Friday, March 17

Canadian Authors Series: Marina Endicott and Jaspreet Singh

Tuesday, March 21

Canadian Authors Series: Ulrikka S. Gernes

Thursday, March 23

MacEwan University Book of the Year: Author Reading and Q&A


Other speaker series events happening this month:

Thursday, March 2

Student Business Conference 2017

Thursday, March 2

International student seminar: Taxes in Canada

Friday, March 3

Urban Beekeeping Tour

March 3 to 4

Equality: A Transdisciplinary Undergraduate Conference about Achieving Equity

Saturday, March 4

Open Data Day

Tuesday, March 7

Text Mining Literature: Corpus and Methodology

Tuesday, March 7

Dr. Charles Allard Chair in Business Reception 2017

Wednesday, March 8

Visiting Lecture Series: Powers, Perils, and Possibilities of Social Media

Thursday, March 9

The In-Between: Ukrainian Canadian Identity Politics in Postcolonial Discourse

Thursday, March 9

Finding Your Way Around and Getting Lost

Friday, March 10

Visiting Artist: Marigold Santos

Wednesday, March 15

 At the Root: How to Support Survivors of Sexual Violence

Thursday, March 16

Visiting Artist: Amy Malbeuf

Thursday, March 16

In the Pipeline from Alberta

Thursday, March 16

Non-Conservative Sex: From Taboos to Queer to Kink to Poly and More!

Friday, March 17

My Faith amidst Islamophobia and Puritanism: Ending the Cycle of Hate

Monday, March 20

Emergence of Dog Whistle Politics in Canada

Tuesday, March 21

Student Loan Repayment Q & A

Wednesday, March 22

Captive Coral Biology and Conservation Mechanisms

Wednesday, March 22

Neutron Stars as Laboratories for Relativity

Thursday, March 23

Dis(placed): Indigenous Youth and the Child Welfare System

Thursday, March 23

Visiting Artist: Jackson 2bears

Friday, March 24

Torus Talks: Finding Missing Timbits of Information

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