Beltline through the Eyes of Writers

by Shaun Hunter


Here are a few of the books I mentioned on my Jane’s Walk — and a few other treasures as well.

Photo: Neale Carbert

Photo: Neale Carbert

Memorial Park Library

Letters from America (1916) – Rupert Brooke

Timothy Findley: The Calgary Connection” (2004) -- William Whitehead

“Horseman of the Plains” Central Memorial Park

The Great Karoo (2008) – Fred Stenson

Colonel Belcher Hospital (now Chumir Centre)

 The I Chong: Meditations from the Joint (2006) – Tommy Chong

Hester Apartments & Calgary’s Leacock Connections

My Discovery of the West (1937) – Stephen Leacock

The Figgs (2018) – Ali Bryan

R. H. Williams Block

Eva Reid: Girl Reporter”(2004) – Jennifer Hamblin

Al Azhar Temple (once located at 4th Street & 17th Ave)

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s visit to Calgary, June 1923

Agatha Christie (nothing to do with Beltline)

The Grand Tour: Letters and Photographs from the British Empire Expedition (2012) – Agatha Christie

Ordeal by Innocence (1958) – Agatha Christie

The Social Credit connection

Mavericks: An Incorrigible History of Alberta (2001) – Aritha van Herk

The Words of My Roaring (1966) – Robert Kroetsch

The Aberhart Summer (1983) – Bruce Allen Powe

Aberhart Summer (1999) - Conni Massing’s play adaptation

Nellie McClung House

The Stream Runs Fast (1945) – Nellie McClung

 Lougheed House & area

The Shadow Riders (1916) & The Magpie’s Nest (1917) - Isabel Paterson

The Cow Puncher (1918) - Robert J. C. Stead

Fold Home (1950) – Flos Jewell Williams

Journey with No Maps: A Life of P. K. Page (2012) – Sandra Djwa

“Max and My Mother: A Memoir,” Border Crossings (1988) – P. K. Page

Our Past Matters: Stories of Gay Calgary (2018) – Kevin Allen

The Judas Conspiracy (aka Alberta Alone) (1976; 1981) – John Ballem

Country Music Country (1996; 2019) – Bruce Hunter

Bending at the Bow (1995) – Marion Douglas

 Electric Avenue

Electric Avenue: An Infamous Chapter in Calgary’s Partying History,” Avenue Magazine (2013)-- Shelley Arnusch

Salvage King, Ya! (1997) – Mark Anthony Jarman