As the snow continues to fall today, I am grateful this is part of the ever-changing seasons we experience and that means Spring is coming soon. ACUA Arts has just published their amazing course list for Spring and events are popping up such as the first Edmonton Ukrainian Festival in May!
In January, I had the honour of attending the ZABAVA of Calgary dance troupe, Tryzub. Link: http://tryzub.ca What a celebration of family, community and culture as folk stories were retold through incredible dance and artistic expression. I was moved by the commitment to excellence and was honoured to share Kalyna as part of the silent auction for this event.
This month, I was thrilled to be asked to join a book club out of Toronto by Face Time. How wonderful that Kalyna is moving across Canada. Our conversation inevitably led to the sharing of personal family narratives and the stories we carry within us.
In March, I will be at Chapters-Indigo Book Club at Cross Iron Mills in Calgary. I am excited to engage in conversation about the history and present relevance of Kalyna in our complex and diverse world.
I will be continuing East in April to the Village of Carbon Library and Drumheller Library on April 21st. I will be presenting "History Unbound" as well as reading Kalyna and look forward to the community conversations very much.
I love history, art and literature and bring all three to my writing and teaching. I believe in the power of story and encourage you to share your own story.