The Write Stuff

The collection of written works by Laurie MacFayden: White Shirt, Kissing Keeps Us Afloat, and Walking Through Turquoise.

Walking Through Turquoise Laurie MacFayden’s third book of poetry continues to explore the secrets and flirtations mined in her previous titles, White Shirt and Kissing Keeps Us Afloat. The clumsy intricacies of relationships; things you want to shout from rooftops but can’t; that tickle in your gut the first time she calls you honey. MacFayden ponders a one-way […]

Outside the lines

6. morning

  “MacFayden’s paintings are all about gestures, paint texture and explosions of colour.  Some have a post-impressionist landscape feel, while others are full-on abstract expressionist in style. She talks about her work ‘going where the colours take (her),’ a sentiment that perfectly describes the freshness of the paintings as well as their boundless and infectious […]

Walking Through Turquoise available now

Walking Through Turquoise, Laurie MacFayden’s third book of poetry, continues to explore the secrets and flirtations mined in her previous titles, White Shirt and Kissing Keeps Us Afloat. The sweet, clumsy intricacies of relationships; things you want to shout from rooftops but can’t; that tickle in your gut the first time she calls you honey. MacFayden ponders a one-way trip to Mars, […]

2017 Alberta Literary Awards winners

R. Ross Annett Award for Children’s Literature  Georgia Graham (Lacombe) – Cub’s Journey Home, Red Deer Press Georges Bugnet Award for Fiction  Gisèle Villeneuve (Calgary) – Rising Abruptly, University of Alberta Press Wilfrid Eggleston Award for Nonfiction  Sydney Sharpe and Don Braid (Calgary) – Notley Nation: How Alberta’s Political Upheaval Swept the Country, Dundurn Press Gwen Pharis Ringwood […]