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On Books: Reimagining Fire


“The book is intended to be visionary. Many people struggle with forming an idea of our future. Providing a vision through an artistic lens can inspire, empower, and feed action.”

Those words from Eveline Kolijn‘s introduction get to the heart of what makes this new book so remarkable. Eveline is the editor of Reimagining Fire: The Future of Energy.

With Earth Day on April 22, this compelling new made-in-Alberta collection couldn’t arrive at a better moment. It brings together collaborations among dozens of Albertan authors, poets, scientists, and visual artists, who all come from diverse geographical, cultural, and professional backgrounds. The contributors present ideas, questions, hopes, and artistic expressions on the topic of our shared energy future. By looking through an Alberta focus, Reimagining Fire allows us to glimpse a microcosm of where humanity and the planet could be headed.

Reimagining Fire is out via Alberta’s own Durvile & UpRoute Books, using a meticulous and innovative approach to book production. Launch events take place May 2 at Calgary’s Memorial Park Library, May 9 at Audreys Books in Edmonton, and in Lethbridge at Analog Books May 17, 2023.

The book’s editor, Eveline Kolijn, joined Grant Stovel on Alberta Morning ahead of Earth Day to discuss the new book.