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Morning plenary

Understanding Alberta: Why Are You Laughing?


November 18, 2018 at 9:00am - 10:15am


Engineering Teaching & Learning Complex (ETLC), University of Alberta
with Fred Stenson

After 21 years of writing humour columns for Alberta Views magazine, Fred Stenson asks himself the ultimate question: “Do I understand Alberta?”

Fred Stenson is best known for the historical novels: The Trade, Lightning, and The Great Karoo. His most recent novel, Who By Fire, is about a love affair between a farm family and a sour gas plant. His novels have been shortlisted for the Giller Prize and the Governor General’s Award for Fiction. He is a two-time winner of the Grant MacEwan Writer’s Prize. Stenson has been Alberta Views magazine’s wit columnist since day one.