By Karen Unland
Just because a story is written doesn't mean it's over. Here are some updates on arts stories we covered in 2022:
Winterruption YEG postponed as COVID-19 cases rise (Jan. 5, 2022)
Then what?: The show eventually went on in late March and early April, bringing music back to several indoor and outdoor venues after Alberta lifted most COVID-19 restrictions. It wrapped up on April 12 with gratitude and a promise to return, and it is indeed doing so — tickets are available for the festival running Jan. 25-29, with dozens of musicians, comedians, drag artists, podcasters, and wrestlers set to perform.
Retired lawyer turned playwright wins screenplay competition (Jan. 20, 2022)
Then what?: Stage Door Johnny was shot over two days in February with a six-person cast that included Griffin Cork. It premiered at the Edmonton Short Film Festival on Oct. 15 and is now on the festival circuit. The ESFF published a behind-the-scenes video on the making of the film and chatted with Haas at the gala.
'Serve the artists': Glass Bookshop launches small press (May 17, 2022)
Then what?: All three books made their way to the Edmonton Bestseller List throughout the spring, and Riddle's Ancestors and Exes was still a poetry bestseller in November, right under her new book, The Big Melt. Glass Bookshop itself has seen big changes this year. Co-founder Matthew Stepanic left in September, and the shop moved from its pop-up space at Latitude 53 to share a building with Kind Ice Cream in Ritchie.