Imagine This Valley Essays and Stories Celebrating the Bow Valley Edited by Stephen Legault Release Date: 18/10/2016 ISBN 9781771601764 5.25 x 8 inches 304 pages paperback $20.00 (CAD)
Featuring essays from some of the area’s most beloved personalities, this exceptional literary anthology celebrates the landscape, culture, community and natural history of Alberta’s Bow Valley.
Canmore and Banff are collectively renowned for their mountain culture, diverse wildlife and scenes of breathtaking natural splendour. These vibrant mountain communities are also home to exceptional adventurers, artists, thinkers and writers. For the first time, some of the area’s best-known personalities have contributed essays to a collection of work that promotes this remarkable area like no other book has before. The contributors include
Joleen Brewster Niehaus
Robert William Sandford
Kevin Van Tighem
Author royalties from Imagine This Valley will be donated and placed into a fund for young people from the Bow Valley who wish to pursue writing as a vocation. An initial amount of $2,000 will be placed in trust by RMB | Rocky Mountain Books, and each year, starting in 2016, a $500 grant will be given to a student interested in pursuing their dream of writing.
Imagine This Valley: Essays and Stories Celebrating the Bow Valley Edited by Stephen Legault 9781771601771 BISAC: TRV010000 BISAC: NAT024000 BISAC: NAT049000 ebook $9.99
The essays in this collection make an important contribution to an understanding of the contemporary Bow Valley, not simply as a scenic backdrop for tourism and development but as a complex, sometimes embattled, and very creative place.—Ben Fullalove, Alberta Views
We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund and the Canada Council for the Arts,
and of the province of British Columbia through the British Columbia Arts Council and the Book Publishing Tax Credit.