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We Don’t Bite – Come, Meet an Artist! Shaun Hunter

June 16, 2023 @ 11:30 am - 3:30 pm

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
Atlas Project.

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
Twitter @ShaunMHunter


June 16, 2023
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
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cSPACE Eau Claire Neighbourhood Hub
381 2 Avenue Southwest
Calgary, AB T2P 0C5 Canada
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