Have you always wanted to meet an artist? Now’s your chance! Dale Lee Kwong hosts a daily meet and greet featuring different artists from the Calgary area. There will be a short interview at 12 noon to learn about the artist, their creative practice and any Q and A, followed by an open house. Ask anything you want, artists don’t bite!
Shaun Hunter is a Calgary-based writer, reader and public historian passionate about the city’s
literary landscape. Her book Calgary Through the Eyes of Writers (2018) offers a journey around
Calgary, from its frontier beginnings to today’s contemporary city. During her term as Historian
in Residence at the Calgary Public Library (2020), she created a digital literary map of Calgary
marking over 500 sites.
Shaun has a particular interest in 1920s Calgary – a fascinating, largely forgotten decade when a
diverse community of writers set out to build a local literary culture. Her Lougheed House
exhibit Storied City: Early Calgary through the Eyes of Writers (2020) celebrated a cast of real-
life literary personalities from the era. Recently, Shaun collaborated with local artist Eveline
Kolijn to produce City of Romance: The Literary World of 1920s Calgary, part of the Calgary
Shaun’s explorations in the 1920s local literary scene include the Calgary years of Winnifred
Eaton Reeve aka Onoto Watanna (1875-1954), the Chinese-Canadian writer who lived and
wrote here during the era of Chinese exclusion. This summer Shaun will lead a walking tour to
two of the places Reeve called home – one of the many public events on offer during the
“Onoto Watanna’s Cattle at 100” conference being held in Calgary July 27 to 29.
Website: www.shaunhunter.ca and on