Anna Rutherford lecture

AvH will give the Anna Rutherford lecture at the 16th Triennial EACLALS Conference, hosted by the University of Oviedo. The 2017 conference is titled Performing the Urban. Embodiments, Inventories, Rhythms. For more information on the conference go to EACLALS 2017. For more information on EACLALS, the European Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies, go…(Read More)

AvH will discuss “Stampede and the Westness of West” at Literary Kaleidoscope in Calgary on February 15, 2017. From the Literary Kaleidoscope newsletter: “The slimness of this paperback of free verse and prose belies its cultural and emotional heft: what Calgarian, what Albertan does not have connections and stories about the Greatest Outdoor Show on…(Read More)

“Deep Cold on 11A”

AvH will be reading her new story “Deep Cold on 11A” at Loft 112 on February 10, 2017 Organized by Loft 112. For more information, go to the Facebook event page…(Read More)

AvH and other Calgary writers discuss the books they read every Christmas. Her selection for the past 30 years has been The Hockey Sweater by Roch Carrier. Read the article “From classics to kids books, Calgary authors reveal favourite holiday reads…(Read More)

Aritha van Herk – writer AvH selected as one of 25 Influential Alberta Artists in celebration of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts 25th anniversary. “Guided by values of inclusivity and diversity of community representation, in a thorough and consultative process, we selected 25 artists who have built artistic practices that influence and inspire.” AFA For…(Read More)

Celebrate AvH and the launch of her book Stampede and the Westness of West. The party starts at 10:00 am on Sunday, June 26, 2016 with a free pancake breakfast for the first 80 readers. Festivities take place at Rotary House at Stampede Park in Calgary. Free parking in Lot 3.  Sponsored by Frontenac…(Read More)

The video recording of the 2016 Lecture of a Lifetime is now available. “Aritha’s reputation as a professor and mentor is one of exacting standards tempered with the compassion, guidance and insight young writers need to develop their craft. Her tremendous value to the University of Calgary and its students has been further cemented…(Read More)

congress 2016

AvH will give a keynote entitled “Erasure and Embarrassment, Plenty and Paucity” at the ACQL Annual Conference at the University of Calgary on May 28, 2016. For details on AvH’s keynote address go to “Erasure and Embarrassment, Plenty and Paucity.” For more information on this year’s ACQL Annual Conference go to Congress 2016…(Read More)