Forward Thinking Speaker Series

The Forward Thinking Speaker Series reflects EPL’s rich history of taking risks, trying new things, and redefining the modern library. EPL invites thought-leaders from a variety of industries speaking on a variety of topics to share their insights, ideas, experiences, and viewpoints, with the goal of helping us purposefully build better organizations, neighborhoods, and communities.

PLEASE NOTE:  All tickets for this event are now sold out!

Circle your calendars!  EPL in partnership with the Edmonton Community Foundation and the University of Alberta Libraries are excited to present award-winning and best-selling author Neil Gaiman as part of the Forward Thinking Speaker Series on Tuesday, November 13th at the Shaw Conference Centre.

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than 20 books, Neil Gaiman is known for works such as contemporary fantasy novel American Gods, young adults’ story Coraline and children’s novel The Graveyard Book. His Sandman comics have been called groundbreaking, and he is known as a creator of not only fiction and comics, but also of screenplays, song lyrics, poetry, journalism and multimedia works. A self-described “feral child who was raised in libraries”, Gaiman describes his varied art as: “I make things up and write them down”.

WHEN: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 7PM
WHERE: Shaw Conference Centre
TICKETS: Tickets for this event are sold out!

All ticket proceeds support the Stanley A. Milner Library revitalization project.


The Road Less Travelled by Candy Palmater

PLEASE NOTE:  All tickets for this event are now sold out!

Edmonton Public Library and the Edmonton Community Foundation are pleased to welcome comedian, broadcaster and host of The Candy Show,  Candy Palmater for the next Forward Thinking Speaker Series event. The Road Less Travelled by Candy Palmater will take place on October 24, 2018 at the ATB Financial Arts Barns.

Candy speaks from the heart, using story telling of her life experience. This activist and comedian will, through words of guidance and personal stories, share her passionate perspective on equity, self- acceptance and the love of reading. You will feel empowered to affect change in yourself, your family and your community. Prepare to laugh, cry, and be up-lifted!

WHEN: Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 7PM
WHERE: ATB Financial Arts Barns
TICKETS: Tickets for this event are sold out!

 

All proceeds from the event will support the Stanley A. Milner Library revitalization project.

Thank you to our partners:

If you have any questions about this event or with the ticketing process please email events@epl.ca.

Is there a speaker that you would like to see at a future Forward Thinking Speaker Series presentation? Please send us your recommendations to events@epl.ca.

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