McLuhan House Book Club – Little Yellow House
On November 22, McLuhan House Book Club invites you to meet local author Carissa Halton! This award-winning writer lives with her family in a mature community of Edmonton.
Carissa and her young family moved into a neighbourhood with a tough reputation and people often ask, “Why do you live there?” Her answer is this book, Little Yellow House; Finding Community in a Changing Neighbourhood. Please join us for a riveting discussion about her latest collection of personal essays.
About the book
While others worry about the area’s bad reputation, she heads out to meet her neighbours, and through them discovers the innate beauty of her community. Halton introduces us to a cast of diverse characters in her Alberta Avenue neighbourhood—including cat rescuers, tragic teens, art evangelists, and crime fighters—and invites us to consider the social and economic forces that shape and reshape our cities.”
About the Author
Carissa Halton is an award-winning magazine writer, author, speaker and facilitator. Her writing about urban culture, politics and design has appeared in many publications including: Alberta Venture, Eighteen Bridges, the Globe and Mail and Today’s Parent. Heressays are included in the anthologies, In This Together and Broadview Anthology of Expository Prose. She has both a National and Alberta Magazine Award. She is a keynote and workshop speaker who believes in the power of humour and storytelling; “I like to explore how we find connection and hope in our neighbourhoods.”
You can find the book at Audrey’s Books, The Carrot Coffeehouse, Mandolin Books, and Tix on the Square.