Alfred DePew

Alfred DePew’s day job consists of training executive leaders and their organizations in change management, emotional intelligence, conflict resolution, diversity, non-toxic communication, and implementing vision. He is on the faculty of Center for Right Relationship, for whom he delivers advanced training in Organization and Relationship Systems Coaching. He is available for keynotes, breakout sessions, leadership training, staff development, team building, and retreat facilitation. For more information see his website or read his regular blog, “Relationship Matters”.

Before moving to Vancouver in 2007, DePew taught at the Maine College of Art, the Salt Center for Documentary Studies, and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. His first book of stories, The Melancholy of Departure, won a Flannery O’Connor Award. His second book, Wild & Woolly: A Journal Keeper’s Handbook is available to Canadian readers through his website and at a few local independent bookstores. His third book, another collection of short fiction, is in search of a publisher—got any ideas?

 

The 21st Annual Jewish Film Festival Arrives in Vancouer This Friday

OK, I was spoiled. I’d grown complacent. In Maine, I was within walking distance of a cinema that showed the best of the world’s independent and documentary films—all year long. Each week a...

Kicking up a Stink about B.C.'s Provincial Budget Cuts with Social Media Mavin Rebecca Coleman

Theatre publicist and social media mavin, Rebecca Coleman discusses the Provincial Budget cuts and how she got to a place where she could help do something about it.

Journal Workshop in West Van, Saturday, October 17

I know. It seems counterintuitive. Something as private as a journal in something as public as a workshop. That’s one of the dilemmas I faced more than 20 years ago when I offered my first Journal...

Guardian Angel Lands in Vancouver

Rudy D’Souza is an ordinary guy. He jogs along the Seawall. He mistakenly deletes his phone messages by pressing the wrong button. And he laughs at himself. He also happens to be a Carmelite...

On Sharing a Studio

I don’t paint; I schmear. Not in the pejorative sense, as in spreading bad gossip—a schmear campaign. No, I schmear as in cream cheese on a bagel—but more frenetic. Schmear, [from Yiddish ____ shmir...

Under the Piano

Imagine landing under the piano—sober. That’s what Craig Addy invites people to do, so they can experience what he experienced as a kid, listening from under the piano to his mother play Schubert....

Manology 101

On a good day, David Hatfield gets to facilitate “spontaneous stomping, singing and raucous validation” among forty-five exuberant teenaged boys. On a bad day, he worries about trying to make a...

How I Got Here

This is the first post from Alfred DePew's new blog, "Between Us: Notes of a Migrant Cultural Worker." It will cover a variety of topics from relationships to culture to personalities in Vancouver....