U of A Museums Lunch Hour Lecture: "A Story Told by Water"

University of Alberta Museums Presents

Lunch Hour Lecture

A Story Told by Water

Presented by: Thomas Wharton

Thomas Wharton

The University of Alberta Museums is proud to present a free Lunch Hour Lecture to compliment Brain Storms: UAlberta Creates ; an exhibition that features the creativity and innovation of University of Alberta alumni. The lecture titled “A Story Told by Water” will be presented by Thomas Wharton, an associate professor in the Department of English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta.

Wharton, ’91 BA, ’93 MA will discuss the elements of powerful storytelling, and will share some thoughts on his creative process as a writer. He will also read a selection of his shorter fictions.

Time: 12:05pm – 12:55pm

Date: Thursday, January 14, 2016

Location: Idea Lounge - U of A Museums Galleries at Enterprise Square (10230 Jasper Ave)

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About the Speaker:

Thomas Wharton was born in Grande Prairie, Alberta. His first novel, Icefields (1995), won the Commonwealth Writer’s Prize for Best First Book, Canada/Caribbean division. His second novel, Salamander (2001), was short-listed for the Governor-General’s Literary Award and the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize. A collection of short fiction, The Logogryph, published in 2004 by Gaspereau Press, won the Howard O’Hagan Prize at the Alberta Book Awards, and was shortlisted for the IMPAC Dublin Prize.

Wharton has written a YA fantasy trilogy, The Perilous Realm (2008-2013). His most recent book is the eco-fiction Every Blade of Grass, self-published in 2014. Currently he is working on a new collection of fantastical tales. His work has been published in the US, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and other countries.

Thomas is an associate professor in the Department of English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta, where he teaches creative writing. He lives in the countryside near Edmonton with his wife and children.

The University of Alberta Museums bring fine arts, sciences, and humanities to the heart of downtown Edmonton at University of Alberta Museums Galleries at Enterprise Square, an initiative of the U of A and the City of Edmonton, managed by the U of A Museums.

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