CBC Edmonton’s drive home show, Radio Active, with host Jessica Ng, interviewed Myrna June 10 2023. It had just been announced that Ghosts in a Photograph: A Chronicle was shortlisted for the nonfiction book award by the Book Publishers’ Association of Alberta.
Athabasca University Presentation
At the conclusion of her work as Athabasca University’s 2022-2023 writer-in-residence, Myrna gave a presentation, “The Pushkin Question Or: Shouldn’t You Be Reading Shevchenko?” in which she reflects on her changing relationship to Russian literature in a time of war. Watch it below.
Featured Symposium Event
From November 12, 2021 to January 21, 2022, the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies hosted a virtual conference, Reconciling Multiculturalism in Today’s Canada: the national dialogue on multiculturalism. On November 26 Myrna’s presentation was a Featured Symposium Event.
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NeWest Press Podcast
Myrna Kostash named Athabasca University’s 2022-23 Writer in Residence
Being edited for publication by Laurie Graham (herself a poet and the publisher of Brick) was almost as creative a process as was writing the original piece. Here’s our conversation, all about the first coup[e of sentences that we wrangled over.
November 19, 2019, as part of the University of Alberta’s Alumni Association series, The Educated Critic, Myrna spoke to a sold-out audience in the Wedgewood Room of the Fairmont Macdonald Hotel in Edmonton.She spoke about and read from her classic 2009 book, Reading the River: A Traveller’s Companion to the North Saskatchewan River.
My CBC /Ideas /documentary “Incident at Seven Oaks” is available on CBC Player
About Prodigal Daughter Interviewed by Paulette MacQuarrie at Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio:
Interview with Roman Brytan
Before she moved back permanently to Alberta in 1975, Myrna had a summer job with the National Film Board as producer on the documentary, We’re Here to Stay, about a group of farm families in southern Saskatchewan who had pooled their resources in a farming cooperative.
National Film Board.