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April 2015
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Classical Guitar Society of Calgary Preview Concert

April 5 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Shelf Life Books,
1302-4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta Canada
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Join us for an afternoon of music featuring local classical guitar performers including Brett Gunther, Kat Hammer, Mike Ibsen, and Mustafa Kamaliddin.

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Book Launch with Author Shelley A. Leedahl

April 12 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Shelf Life Books,
1302-4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta Canada
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  Signature Editions announces the release of Shelley A. Leedahl’s I Wasn’t Always Like This, a frank, evocative and deeply-felt collection of essays from an accomplished writer who walks the tightrope between desire and responsibility. I Wasn’t Always Like This, Leedahl’s 11th book, follows critically-acclaimed collections of poetry, short stories, novels, and children’s literature. Leedahl studied Journalism Arts at SAIT in Calgary. She’s lived in various communities in SK and AB, and now lives in Ladysmith, BC.  

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Gary Garrison – Human on the Inside: Unlocking the Truth About Canada’s Prisons

April 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shelf Life Books,
1302-4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta Canada
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Book launch, reading, and signing with author Gary Garrison.Gary Garrison worked for the Mennonite Central Committee for almost a decade, coordinating visiting programs in Canadian prisons. In Human on the Inside, he gives us the personal stories of inmates, guards, staff, and even one victim. Providing a counterbalance to fear-mongering about criminals, he shows us the humanity of those caught up in the correctional system–and the difference volunteers can make in the lives of prisoners.

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Single Onion #122

April 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shelf Life Books,
1302-4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta Canada
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The Single Onion’s April event will feature the University of Calgary’s Writer-in-Residence, Ian Williams; as well as Madelaine Caritas Longman and Rachel Shabalin.WHEN: Thursday, April 16, at 7:00 p.m.WHERE: Shelf Life Books, 100-1302 4th Street SW (www.shelflifebooks.ca)Participants:Ian Williams is the author of three books. His most recent collection, Personals, a jittery, plaintive suite of almost-love poems, was shortlisted for the 2013 Griffin Poetry Prize, the Robert Kroetsch Poetry Book Award, and the ReLit Award. His second book, Not Anyone’s Anything,…

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SEITIES Magazine Launch and Exhibition {Theme: Nude}

April 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shelf Life Books,
1302-4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta Canada
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Join us for the launch of the SEITIES Spring 14/15 issue, {THEME: NUDE} {Representations of the Nude}. Exhibition starts at 4 PM, launch party between 6-9 PM. Check out the {THEME: NUDE} COVER ARTIST MARK SINK {Thumbelina , Collodion} {http://www.gallerysink.com} // Mark Sink Photography

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Brian & Kamali Abelson – Resolving Plantar Fasciitis: A Roadmap to Success

April 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shelf Life Books,
1302-4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta Canada
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A book launch, talk, and signing. Internationally best-selling authors Dr. Brian Abelson and Kamali Abelson bring together the information you need to resolve this debilitating condition. Based on over 20+ years of clinical experience combined with an in-depth knowledge of biomechanics, anatomy, and functional exercise programs, this book will give you the perfect roadmap to success for resolving your Plantar Fasciitis.

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May 2015

Philip Slayton – Mayors Gone Bad

May 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shelf Life Books,
1302-4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta Canada
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Mayors Gone Bad, a series of profiles of recent and current Canadian mayors gone amok, is an entertaining companion volume to the bestselling Lawyers Gone Bad. Whether they’ve misappropriated funds, had cosy relationships with Mafia hoods, been caught with prostitutes, or admitted to smoking crack, Canada’s mayors are a colourful collection. Slayton offers insight into the nature of municipal government in Canada and speculates about why people seek the office of mayor. Little real power is exercised by any mayor, but…

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