Our Oct. 2 Author Series event featuring Calgary writer and poet Amy LeBlanc was always going to be a Zoom event. Patrons can sign up online at the APL website and join LeBlanc this Saturday at 7 p.m. as she reads from her debut novel Unlocking.
Set in rural Alberta, Unlocking is told over the course of one winter, and explores grief, community, family, and the secrets people keep, even from themselves.
LeBlanc is a PhD student at the University of Calgary and managing editor at The Filling Station, a literary and arts magazine that publishes innovative poetry, fiction, and non-fiction.
Her debut poetry collection, I Know Something You Don’t, published in 2020, was long listed for the 2021 ReLit Award, and was selected as a finalist for the Stephan G. Stephansson Award for Poetry.
LeBlanc is also a recipient of the 2020 Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Emerging Artist Award and has been a finalist for an Alberta Magazine Publishers Showcase Award for poetry.
Her Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council-funded doctoral research will be a work of fiction that investigates the connections between haunted houses and chronic illness and disability.
The APL Author Reading series is excited for the opportunity to host LeBlanc this weekend, and attendees are welcome to ask her questions after the reading.
Also happening online is Recognizing and Avoiding Investment Scams, part of APL’s Financial Literacy series. Look for that workshop on Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. It will be presented by James MacTavish, the senior advisor, investor and industry educator with the Alberta Securities Commission. MacTavish will explore prominent forms of investment fraud, how to recognize them, and how to protect yourself and others. Sign up for this program online at the APL website.
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