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?


Why we aren't happy

The less connected we feel to our neighbors, the less engaged we are in the life of our community, the Vancouver Foundation says.

Studio notes: on pricing painting

When it comes to pricing work, all artists seem to share a general sense of bewilderment. Basically, it's a crap shoot.

Painter Melanie Kobayashi talks about unlearning to paint at the Baron Gallery

Kobayashi will be giving her artist talk again this Sunday, July 8 at 1:00 pm at the Baron Gallery.

Here I am--not sorry in the least--a Canadian at last!

Already I don’t know what to do with the flag.  It’s on the chair I am led to after I present my identification for the Citizenship Ceremony. It sits on top of the other materials: my...

Get to know a busker: violist Thomas Beckman

Violist Thomas Beckman blames lack of communication for friction between Vancouver's buskers and City Hall.

To e- or not to e-(Book)

An author explores the pitfalls -- and unexpected benefits -- of publishing work in e-book form.

Going green, after a fashion

Clothes don’t make the man in Vancouver; his car does.

Remembering American poet Adrienne Rich

"It's in the writing of a poem that you find out what you're not saying." Adrienne Rich

After Japan's earthquake and tsunami, a shift in values

How to help the tsunami and earthquake victims? Before we can support each other, or at the same time, we need to heal ourselves, says one Japanese consultant.

Tahrir Square: the making of an Egyptian revolutionist

Nadeem Abdel-Gawad hopes to attend his college graduation in Cairo next month. But that depends on what happens in Tahrir Square this week.