The 2011 CFHSS Congress opened its doors to academics on Saturday May 28th on the University of New Brunswick and St. Thomas University campuses in Fredericton, New Brunswick. UTP was on the scene and ready to welcome delegates to the book fair in the newly appointed Richard J. Currie Centre on the UNB campus. Things started out rainy, but the sun is now shining on picturesque Fredericton as Congress is picking up speed.
It's a busy Congress for UTP this year, with launches for Jennifer Andrews' In the Belly of a Laughing God, Benjamin Isitt's Militant Minority, Jan Stewart's Supporting Refugee Children, Stuart Henderson's Making the Scene, and the launch of the book series International Themes and Issues with Sean Kennedy's Shock of War and David Mackenzie's A World Beyond Borders.
We've also had some UTP authors stop by the booth. Corey Slumkoski, author of Inventing Atlantic Canada came by to see copies of his newly released book and check out other UTP books. Joanne Benham Rennick, Religion in the Ranks, and Gillian Roberts, Prizing Literature visited to check out proofs of their upcoming books. Peter Elson stopped by with a colleague to check out his book High Ideals and Noble Intentions.
Congress is always an enjoyable time of year for UTP; meeting with authors, catching up with other presses, and enjoying the vibrancy of Canada's academic community. So if you're in Fredericton attending Congress, we'd love for you to stop by and visit.