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January 2017

German Rodrigues and J. Pablo Ortiz: Double Launch

January 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shelf Life Books,
1302-4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta Canada
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A unique evening of spanish language literature, celebrating the launch of German Rodriguez’s The Time Between His Eyes (El tiempo entre sus ojos) and J. Pablo Ortiz’s Open Sea (De mar abierto). German Rodríguez was born in Santa Ana, El Salvador (1982). Upon graduating from El Zamorano University he traveled to Toronto to continue his studies and to begin his literary career. He currently lives in Calgary, where he continues to write. J. Pablo Ortiz is a poet, essayist, and…

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TALES: Storycafe with Calum Lykan

January 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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TALES Calgary presents, BLOODY SCOTLAND, a Storycafe with renowned Edinburgh Storyteller, Calum Lykan. Hear a side of Scotland you’ve never known before to chill the blood! With Cassy Welburn of TALES Calgary. www.talesalberta.org

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FreeFall Magazine Launch and Reading

January 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shelf Life Books,
1302-4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta Canada
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Celebrate the launch of the latest issue of FreeFall Magazine! Readers: Alec Whitford, Vivian Marple, Angela Waldie In Conversation: Richard Harrison and Bob Stallworthy

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Classical Guitar Society of Calgary Preview Concert

January 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Shelf Life Books

An afternoon of Classical Guitar performances, featuring: Luke Sherban, Dylan Cooney, Eric Scott, Stephen Demaer, and Steven Dorscher.

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Calgary Urban Affairs Book Club #3 – Subdivided: City-Building in an Age of Hyper-Diversity

January 31 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Shelf Life Books,
1302-4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta Canada
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The Calgary Urban Affairs Book Club is back for edition #3! This time we’re reading Subdivided: City-Building in an Age of Hyper-Diversity, edited by Jay Pitter and John Lornic, and published by Coach House in June. Buy or borrow a copy of the book (you’ll get a discount if you purchase from Shelf Life), read it, then come to an evening discussion with fellow Calgarians interested in urban issues. Tell your friends! Everyone is welcome. Please share this event/invite others.

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February 2017

Can You Hear Me Now? Calgary’s All-Ages Poetry Slam

February 7 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Shelf Life Books

Can You Hear Me Now? Come out to Calgary’s all-ages poetry slam and open mic as we gear up for the fourth annual provincial junior high and high school poetry slam competition. Poets of all ages are welcome to come out and share their words, competitively (in the slam) or non-competitively (open mic). For more information visit http://www.cyhmnslam.com/.

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Valentine’s Day: Deborah Willis – The Dark & Other Love Stories

February 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shelf Life Books,
1302-4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta Canada
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Celebrate your Valentine’s Day at Shelf Life Books! Enjoy these energized, irreverent, novelistic stories full of longing, strange humour, and the complications of human entanglement from Governor General’s Award nominee Deborah Willis. The characters in these thirteen masterful and engaging stories exist on the edge of danger, where landscapes melt into dreamscapes and every house is haunted. A drug dealer’s girlfriend signs up for the first manned mission to Mars. A girl falls in love with a man who wants…

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Woolf’s Voices 15 – The Double edition!

February 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shelf Life Books,
1302-4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta Canada
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Woolf’s Voices 15 – The Double Edition Larissa Lai Karen Gummo Nikki Sheppy Music: Blake McLeod The Masculine Honours The Feminine: John Williamson Miles Patterson Richard Harrison Tyler Perry Visual Art: Deseré Pressey Presented by Adrienne Adams of Woolf’s Voices

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