Our Past Matters Book Launch

November has been a whirlwind of activity! The Calgary Gay History Project went to Winnipeg this week to see the book, Our Past Matters: Stories of Gay Calgary in production. Chris Young from Prolific.ca gave author, Kevin Allen, and some local family members a tour of their amazing facility.

This book, which has been four years in the making, will be having its public debut at the New Central Library, 800 3 St. SE. At 7 PM, on Thursday, November 22nd come meet the Library’s Historian in Residence for a book reading and short film presentation. Our Past Matters: Stories of Gay Calgary will be available for purchase for $25.

Here is a photo essay from the past two weeks:

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Kevin’s portrait and bio are mounted on the wall outside his office at the New Central Library. Friends start texting him selfies with the sign. The portrait was shot by Calgary’s own photography talent, Kelly Hofer.

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52,000 people visited the Calgary Public Library in its opening weekend. Kevin as the first Historian in Residence celebrates with one of those visitors, his long-time friend Michelle Wong.

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Kevin travels to Winnipeg (with his mom) to see Our Past Matters in production. A metal press is made of the book cover and then sent to the offset printer.

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Kevin signs off on the proof.

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Kevin with Chris from Prolific.ca and the finished book cover – hard to believe it is actually real!

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A visit to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, and looking at a winter-swept Winnipeg from the impressive tower of hope – a pride sidewalk can be seen – a good omen for the book launch in Calgary.

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On sale soon – see you at the book launch 11/22.

{KA}

 

 

3 responses to “Our Past Matters Book Launch

  1. I was wondering if the book will be available in book stores as I am interested in purchasing one. thank you

    Richard Pearson

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  2. Pingback: Tea & Conversation & Our Past Matters | Calgary Gay History

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