Upcoming EVENTS

May 13, 2019, 7-8:30 pm at Calgary’s new Central Library: Barb and Lee Kvern back up Bruce Hunter in the celebration and re-release of his book Country Music Country. The event will include closed captioning (CART) and an ASL interpreter.

June 11, 2019 7-8 pm at Calgary’s new Central Library: Barb and printmaker Sally Reesman present a short talk on their Print(ed) Word project (on permanent display on the 4th floor of the library.)

June 22, 5:30-8 at Lutheran Church of the Cross in Calgary: Mini performance of The Shoe Project (= 600-word stories written by immigrant women and told through the lens of a pair of shoes. Barb is the writing mentor.) Free. Nondenominational. theshoeproject

Publication NEWS

“Literary Judgments: Doing More Harm Than Good?” — Barb’s take on the use of literary references and styles in court judgments. Upcoming in Winter 2019 in The Green Bag: An Entertaining Journal of Law.

“Justice for None” —  Barb’s feature article on court delay in the December 2018 issue of Alberta Views Magazine (available here: justice)


Short Stories. 2012 (NeWest Press)

Short Stories. 2012
(NeWest Press)

Novella. 2009 (Recliner Books)

Novella. 2009
(Recliner Books)

YA Novel. 2010 (Fitzhenry & Whiteside)

YA Novel. 2010
(Fitzhenry & Whiteside)

Novel. 2001 (NeWest Press)

Novel. 2001
(NeWest Press)


Co-edited by Barb Howard and Joan Dixon, this anthology of essays by 14 Canadian writers explores life on Canada’s military home front. It was the winner of a 2013 CBC Bookie Award and was chosen as a 2013/14 BC Book for BC Schools.

Anthology. 2012  (Heritage House)

Anthology. 2012

(Heritage House)