Recording available - August 16, 2022: Reading with Kevin Holowack, Thomas Wharton, and Doreen Vanderstoop - Freehand Books

Recording available – August 16, 2022: Reading with Kevin Holowack, Thomas Wharton, and Doreen Vanderstoop

Didn’t get a chance to make it out to this event? You’re in luck!

Shelf Life Books livestreamed and recorded the whole thing. Watch it on YouTube here.

NeWest Press and Freehand Books invite you to the celebration of Kevin Holowack’s The Light on a Part of the Field, Thomas Wharton’s Icefields: Landmark Edition, and Doreen Vanderstoop’s Watershed. Join us at Shelf Life Books for light refreshments, book chats, and a Q&A. Please register for the event here.

Tue, 16 August 2022
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM MDT

Shelf Life Books
1302 4 Street Southwest
Calgary, AB T2R 0X8


Kevin Holowack is a writer from Edmonton who has his M.A. in English from the University of Alberta. He has lived in various places across Canada and Europe. His work has been published in Glass Buffalo and Lemon Hound. Kevin’s debut novel, Light on a Part of the Field, is a Nunatak First Fiction Series book.

Thomas Wharton was born in Grande Prairie, Alberta, an agriculture and oil city located near the BC border. His father, a utilities manager, was transferred to Jasper when Wharton was a teen. The years Wharton spent exploring the mountains and glaciers around Jasper have had a lasting impact on his literary output; references to the Rocky Mountains weave in and out of the books he has written, most notably Icefields (1995) and The Logogryph. A life-long love of maps, history, art, and poetry equally informs his work. A Landmark Edition of Icefields was published by NeWest Press in fall 2021.

Thomas Wharton lives in Edmonton with his wife and three children. An assistant professor of English at the University of Alberta, his latest novel, The Book of Rain, will be published by Random House Canada in 2023. For more information, visit Thomas Wharton’s website:

Doreen Vanderstoop is a Calgary-based writer, storyteller and musician. Her short fiction has been published by Loft on Eighth and Prairie Fire and has appeared online at Montreal Serai, Prairie Journal, Epiphany Magazine and others. As a storyteller/musician, she intersperses songs among tales of all genres, including her own original stories. Doreen performs for audiences of all ages at schools, libraries, festivals, conferences and more. She leads workshops to ignite in others a passion for the power of story — oral and written. Watershed is Doreen’s debut novel.

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