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?


Egypt’s revolution, one year later

In Egypt, people who took part in the people's revolution at Tahrir Square feel a mix of freedom and trepidation for the future.

Seeing Red: a play about American painter Mark Rothko at the Vancouver Playhouse

“What do you see?” demands Rothko. “And how does it make you feel?”

What happens when you put an Islamist, a Socialist, a Christian, and a Liberal in an Egyptian garden?

After the Arab Spring revolution, Egypt has struggled to find unity. A management consultant brings together religious and secular Egyptians to discuss their views.

Eggnog, sauerkraut and cookies: feeding the ghosts of Christmas past

One makes an effort to be of good will, and my mother’s goodwill gesture toward Grandmother each Christmas was sauerkraut.

Art = Libération: Automatist Revolution comes to Vancouver’s Baron Gallery

For if the work of Pierre Gauvreau & Janine Carreau can be said to be “about” anything, it is about the mind that makes it.

When a house was a home and not real estate

A nostalgic look at home ownership, before the era of subprime loans and rampant home speculation.

James Hillman: Jungian, iconoclast, philosopher and wizard

In my view, James Hillman was among the most important American thinkers of the second half of the 20th Century.

Atta Glanz Productions and Emmanuelle Renard showcase local artists through Nov. 5

Shameless self-promotion aside, this exhibition has some wonderful work by artists you may not know yet.

Local authors strut their stuff at Vancouver International Writers Festival

I haven’t laughed so hard since I was at similar festivals back in Maine.

Booker and Giller Prize nominee Esi Edugyan to appear at VIWF

I thought for sure Esi Edugyan was from Baltimore. She had to be. How else could she have so accurately captured the dialect of Sid, the narrator of her latest novel Half-Blood Blues?