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Monday, Mar. 15, 2021
7:00 p.m. MST

MRU Reads, Mount Royal's alumni book club, is joining in the fun of Canada Reads, which each year shortlists five Canadian works for a “Battle of the Books” style show-down.

MRU Reads members voted to read Canada Reads 2021 contender Jonny Appleseed. Join us for an engaging discussion on the book on Monday, Mar. 15 at 7:00 p.m.



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Meet the MRU Reads Co-hosts

Courtney Montgomery

Courtney Montgomery is the outreach lead, public services at Mount Royal University Library. Courtney graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts - Dramatic Arts from the University of Lethbridge and later pursued her Event Management Certificate at Mount Royal University. Her passion to connect with people and her affinity for organization are well-paired in her current position. When Courtney is not working she enjoys skiing, golf, baking, walks with her dog, live music (pre & post COVID-19), and curling up with a good book. Her reading preferences include personal development, memoirs, classic novels, and popular fiction; she's always open to great recommendations.


Chelsea Fritz

Chelsea Fritz is Metis/Coast Salish from Fort McMurray, Alberta and a Mount Royal University alumna, graduating from the English Honours Program in 2019. She is currently in the first year of her PhD in English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta where she double specializes in both medieval Arthurian literature and contemporary Indigenous literature, specifically focusing on Metis graphic novels and erotic poetry. In her spare time, Chelsea likes to make beadwork, hang out in Edmonton's river valley, adopt cats and work on learning the Cree language.


Michaela Ritchie

Michaela Ritchie is an MRU alumna who graduated in 2018 with a Bachelor's Degree in  Communications - Journalism. She is an author, poet and recovering journalist from Calgary, Alberta. Currently working as the Calgary Public Library's social media and digital content specialist, Ritchie is also a prose editor for FreeFall Magazine and sits on the board of the FreeFall Literary Society. Her words can be found in past issues of Where Magazine, Essential Magazine, Tourism Calgary, the Calgary Journal, and many decrepit notebooks. Say hello to her online at @wordsbyritchie.