Stories of the 2013 Alberta Flood

— Eric Volmers, Calgary Herald

The No. 1 Calgary Herald bestseller examines one of the largest natural disasters in Canadian history as never before: through the eyes of the people it directly affected. Told in a narrative non-fiction style and interwoven with informative history of Calgary and southern Alberta, Rising puts a human face on the remarkable time when Calgary and southern Alberta fell to their knees and found a way to rise up again.

The stories are unknown but familiar, commonplace yet extraordinary: an elderly woman and her son forced to flee as their High River home gives way to the water; a homeless man searching the dark empty streets of Calgary for shelter; Siksika First Nation’s emergency responders using boats to pluck residents from half-submerged houses; the remarkable community spirit of Bowness; the Calgary Highlanders reserve forces unit working to save Inglewood, the original settlement of Calgary, from erosion.



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Taylor's guest lecture on independent journalism at Concordia University in Montreal, 7 Oct 2014.

Featured in the High River Times, 1 Aug 2014

Click here to watch Taylor discussing Rising on Global Regina.

Read the Calgary Herald's article about Taylor Lambert and Rising.

Pick up the July/Aug issue of Alberta Views magazine to read an excerpt of Rising.

Read Beatroute magazine’s May 2014 profile of Taylor Lambert and his work on Rising.

Click here to view more images from Taylor Lambert’s meeting with Calgary mayor Naheed Nenshi.


Sun 21 Sept — Taylor Lambert will be a feature author and guest speaker at Lethbridge’s Word on the Street Festival

Fri 18 July — Taylor will join Rustie Dean on Global Regina's Morning News at 07:30.

Tue 15 July — Tune in to CTV Regina's morning show to catch Taylor at 07:30, then join him at Atlantis Coffee downtown from 10:30 to 14:00!

Mon 14 July — Taylor will be a guest on CTV Saskatoon's morning show around 08:20.

Sat 12 July — Stop by the Broadway Roastery on Saskatoon's Broadway Ave between 11:00 and 15:30, where Taylor will be selling and signing books!

Fri 11 July — Taylor will be a guest on CTV Saskatoon's Noon News with Jeff Rogstad.

Thu 26 June, 19:00 — Audreys Books in Edmonton hosts Taylor Lambert to read from Rising and discuss the journalism behind it.

Thu 19 June, 17:30 — The historic Lougheed House in Calgary’s Beltline district will host an evening with Taylor Lambert on the eve of the flood anniversary.   FB EVENT | POSTER

Mon 2 June, 18:30 — Join Taylor Lambert for the launch party in the basement showroom of the Palomino in Calgary.