The University of Waterloo knows that you can't learn everything from books. That's why we work hard to bring in local and best-selling authors to talk about their latest works.
Andrew Hunt – City of Saints – Book Signing
University of Waterloo Professor Andrew Hunt joined the BookStore this November to launch City of Saints. Professor Hunt was winner of 2011 Tony Hillerman Prize. He shared a number of passages from his book with a keen audience.
To the outside observer, Salt Lake City might seem to be the squeaky-clean “City of Saints”—its nickname since Mormon pioneers first arrived. Its wide roads, huge Mormon temple topped by a horn-blowing angel, and orderly neighborhoods give it the appearance of the ideal American city, but looks can be deceiving.
Tina Roberts - The Two Sisters Cookbook - Book Signing & Recipe Tasting
By popular demand author of The Two Sisters Cookbook, Tina Roberts joined us once again for a book signing and recipe tasting. Guests enjoyed tasty food like vanilla kipfel, cranberry pecan cream cheese delight, southwestern cheese dip and artichoke caponata. Students, staff, and faculty left the event with a full belly and exciting and inspiring recipes.
Judith Miller introducing “Celebration Stone Garden Studios” featuring Bruce Lumsden’s new book, Toronto, Toronto.
Judith Miller says that Stonegarden Studios began a long time ago with a beautifully illustrated Book of Fairy Tales which a beloved aunt sent to her and her brother at Christmas time when they were 7 and 6 years old. “That book began my interest in the intersections between text and image,” she says, an interest which continued through to her Master’s degree in English on the correspondences between 19th century Canadian poets and painters. Most recently, that Christmas gift has led to the publishing of an ongoing series of chapbooks, where text and images play off one another to open up multiple experiences and/or meanings.
Visit www.stonegardenstudios.ca to learn more about the project and authors.