Connections Brewing (Calgary)
Monday, November 6, 2023, 6pm – 9pm MST
Prairie Dog Brewing
105D 58th Ave SE, Calgary
Come ready to mingle and network with the Calgary literary community. Our November event will feature a talk from AWCS Writer-in-Residence, Jenna Butler.
Free. No registration required. All are welcome.
About the facilitator:
Dr. Jenna Butler (she/her) is an award-winning poet, essayist, and editor. She is the author of three critically acclaimed books of poetry, Seldom Seen Road, Wells, and Aphelion; a collection of ecological essays, A Profession of Hope: Farming on the Edge of the Grizzly Trail; and the Arctic travelogue Magnetic North: Sea Voyage to Svalbard. Her newest book, Revery: A Year of Bees, essays about beekeeping, climate grief, and trauma recovery, was a finalist for the 2021 Governor General’s Literary Award in Non-Fiction and a longlisted title for CBC Canada Reads 2023. Butler’s work in the environmental humanities has taken her around the world, including to Svalbard aboard an ice-class tall ship and, next year, to Oregon as a resident fellow for Oregon State University, Oregon Wild, and the Spring Creek Project. As a queer BIPOC writer and grower, she speaks internationally on equitable land access, diverse community-building, and reciprocal ecological relationships in farming. Butler is a retired professor of creative and environmental writing and an off-grid organic farmer in northern Treaty 6.