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Writers in (their own) residences go online

Writers in (their own) residences go online

The two Metro Edmonton library writers in residence have busy schedules with their own writing projects on the go and lots of burgeoning writers to help over the phone, through email, and via Zoom conferencing.
Podcast for the local fix

Podcast for the local fix

Tired of the radio but still want local content? St. Albert's Rob LeLacheur started up a new podcast last year that is all about the interesting people of metro Edmonton. Dial YEG.me up for your new local fix.
FILM REVIEW: The whispers that resonate on the wind

FILM REVIEW: The whispers that resonate on the wind

François Girard's new film The Song of Names is a beautiful historical detective story where one brother searches for decades for the other, a violin prodigy with more tragedy weighing on him than any performer could bear.
Directing rhythms is François Girard's method

Directing rhythms is François Girard's method

François Girard knows a thing or two about making movies with heavy subject matter but nothing except his experience could have prepared him for the monumental challenge of The Song of Names, an intergenerational detective story about one brother's search for another. Of course, the music is there, but it's the story and the performances that hold up the emotional weight.
Down times in the downturn

Down times in the downturn

British director Ken Loach is a master at putting out bleak, important cinema. He doesn't disappoint with his newest work called Sorry We Missed You, a look at how the gig economy does a major disservice to those who work in it, and their families. Don't expect a happy ending here.
Money really matters in new St. Albert Further Ed course

Money really matters in new St. Albert Further Ed course

Money Matters is a four-week evening workshop to help anyone and everyone increase their financial literacy skills so that they have better relationships with their bank accounts.
CANCELLED: Numismatics for the people

CANCELLED: Numismatics for the people

Endicott's troubled story from the south seas

Endicott's troubled story from the south seas

Marina Endicott's new novel takes a view of a morally dubious event that really happened. How would you feel if a relative of yours went on a trip and took a child? How would the child feel? Endicott will be in conversation with Jacqueline Baker during a special STARFest event on Friday.
Portfolio: St. Albert's weekly art listings

Portfolio: St. Albert's weekly art listings

At Your Service: Campaign to end period poverty

At Your Service: Campaign to end period poverty

No Woman Without. Period. is wrapping up its third annual month-long menstrual hygiene product drive this weekend with an outstanding total of 75,000 individual items collected at an estimated retail value of nearly $20,000.