Book Club

In 2019, we’re doing a whole season focused on how humans and nature have shaped each other in Edmonton. We kicked things off with a live show to brainstorm question ideas, and now we’re exploring the history of dams, bears, climate change, and more.

Part of the process of creating this season was going through a big stack of books for inspiration, from authors like Carol Kaesuk Yoon and Alexander Wilson. To spread that intellectual joy and give listeners a peek behind the curtain, we’re doing a book club this season. Once a month, we’ll get together and talk about a book that’s helped inspire the podcast.

You don’t have to read the book to join in! Just drop by and join us to chat.

Next meetup:

April 21, 2-4 PM
Mill Creek Cafe
9562 – 82 Avenue NW

Amandah van Merlin poses with a copy of Living in the Shed.
Amandah van Merlin poses with a copy of Living in the Shed.

We’ll be reading Billie Milholland’s book Living in the Shed: Alberta’s North Saskatchewan River Watershed. It was featured in our recent episode, Dam Complicated. The book is a very visual guide to the history, ecology, and life of the river from the Rockies to the border with Saskatchewan.