To keep you and your family entertained while you're at home, we've compiled 6 (plus) digital events happening between Monday, Nov. 2 and Sunday, Nov. 8.
1. Don't Stop the Words
Start your week off right with the launch of local author, Claire Kelly’s new chapbook of horror poems, Another Final Girl, on Monday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. This event will feature a reading by the author and interview hosted by Matthew Stepanic of Glass Bookshop. More information will be posted on their Facebook page the day of the event and you can find links to purchase the chapbook as well.
NaNoWriMo is in full swing this week and you can join the local EdMoWriMos on their Discord server for a Write-In event on Wednesday, Nov. 4 at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Take part in word wars, sprints and writing prompts to help you meet your daily goal. For more information on how to take part, register for NaNoWriMo and join the Edmonton regional group for more details.
2. Let the Paint Fly
More of an artist than a writer. Don’t worry, the Art Gallery of Alberta (AGA) has an event for you. Join AGA Gallery Attendant and local artist, Emily Storvold for a Watercolour Workshop on Wednesday, Nov. 4 at 12 p.m. Follow along as she leads attendees through an “exploration in watercolour”. Register for this event and check out the AGA website for a list of supplies you’ll need if you're interested in painting along with Emily.
3. Upgrade those Skills
If you’re looking to improve your office skills, don’t forget that the Ukrainian Canadian Congress Alberta Provincial Council is offering free webinars this month as part of a Skills Development Series. On Thursday, Nov. 5 at 6 p.m., you can join them for a session on Microsoft Word Basics to learn how to use this ubiquitous word processor. They have a session in Ukrainian as well, running right after the English version, at 7 p.m. Register for this event and learn more about the world of Microsoft Office.
4. Attend a Lecture
The University of Alberta, Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies is hosting a lecture this week on Wednesday, Nov. 4 at 12 p.m. titled “What Lies Unspoken: A remedy for colonial silence(s) in Denmark”. The lecture will be given by Dr. Temi Odumosu, Senior Lecturer in Cultural Studies at Malmö University in Sweden and moderated by Dr. Natalie Van Deusen and Dr. Ryan Dunch of the University of Alberta. “This lecture explores the intentions, process and challenges of developing a participatory project in the Danish cultural sector, when responding to national commemorations of unfinished histories”. Make sure to register for the Zoom event.
Rupertsland Centre for Métis Research is hosting a special edition of Métis Talks with the Gabriel Dumont Institute on Wednesday, Nov. 4 at 2:30 p.m. Join Dr. Allyson Stevenson for her presentation, “From rehabilitating Métis families to removing Métis Children: The Long Sixties Scoop in Saskatchewan”, and David Morin for his presentation, “Michif Language Revitalization”. This event will be streamed on YouTube.
“Honouring Your Footsteps: Creating Personal Land Acknowledgements” is a two-hour webinar hosted by Theatre Alberta on Thursday, Nov. 5 starting at 1 p.m. Join hosts Jacquelyn Cardinal and Hunter Cardinal of Naheyawin as they “explore cultural teachings that have helped them navigate troubled times, facilitate attendees positioning themselves differently with help from Indigenous perspectives, and provide an open space for participants to discuss their connection to the land and history”. This event is pay-what-you-can and you can register through the Theatre Alberta website.
6. Community Courage
Join the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation on Wednesday, Nov. 4 at 2 p.m. for an online version of their annual Courage Awards. These awards recognize and celebrate patients and caregivers who have demonstrated remarkable courage throughout their rehabilitation journeys. Everyone is welcome and the link to the event is available on their website.
EPL Online Events: Gems to Check Out This Week
Join EPL online for a whole host of events and classes this week. Some of the highlights from the week ahead include:
- Anti-Black Racism and the Theatre on Tuesday, Nov. 3 at 2 p.m.
- Learning Table on Thursday, Nov. 5 at 5 p.m.
- Maskotew pîkiskwewina: an Indigenous Reading Series Collaboration between Norquest College and EPL on Thursday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m.
You can also check out the full list of our online classes running this week.