books

Olduvai, a novel with a Lethbian lead

While checking out the Lethbridge sub-Reddit late tonight, I saw that a user named OlduvaiNovel a.k.a. Steve Bull submitted a link to his self-published novel that features some Lethbridge character(s). It's called Olduvai. Is a global economic, social, and political collapse imminent?  Flowing from actual world events, a damaged environment, dwindling energy resources, and a manipulated market-economy all …

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The Word on The Street

I took in a bit of “The Word on the Street” festival this afternoon. The streets around the Lethbridge Public Library were closed off for presenters, booths and FOOD. I ate a hot dog.

Sunday, September 25, 2011 marks the day that Lethbridge joins Toronto, Vancouver, Halifax, Kitchener and Saskatoon in hosting the national Word On The Street Festival and celebration of literacy.

Hosted by the Lethbridge Public Library, the Lethbridge festival is designed to be a playful, all-ages, spill-out-into-the-street community event with something for everyone to see, hear, do, and of course, eat!

More photos after the jump.

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Whetstone #2 now available

I got the heads up from my sister, the assistant editor for Whetstone magazine, that issue #2 is now available. For those unfamiliar: Whetstone is a biannual literary magazine managed by student-enthusiasts at the University of Lethbridge with occasional help from members of the English Department. Originally established in 1971, Whetstone was revived in September …

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But you don’t have to take my word for it

It’s Freedom to Read Week from February 22-28, 2009. So often, books are censored or removed from bookshelves in libraries and schools because their content is deemed unsuitable for children or audiences in general. I remember reading “To Kill a Mockingbird” in school as a part of my curriculum; it’s now banned. Another childhood favourite, …

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