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April 2015
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Walk, Run, and Roll: Dan Rubinstein – Born to Walk

April 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shelf Life Books,
1302-4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta Canada
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To celebrate the launch of Dan Rubinstein’s Born to Walk, we’re pleased to announce an evening of thought-provoking discussion about the ways we move. Featuring Stephen Legault (Running Toward Stillness), and Tom Babin (Frostbike).

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May 2015
Free

Jane’s Walk: Writing the City

May 1 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shelf Life Books,
1302-4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta Canada
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**MEETING PLACE: Cenotaph, Central Memorial Park**How have writers brought Calgary to life on the page? What do their stories tell us about our city? We’ll explore a few blocks of downtown, as seen through the eyes of writers. Special guest authors will join us along the way. We’ll end up at Shelf Life Books, where works by Calgary authors and refreshments await.Additional information here: http://janeswalk.org/canada/calgary/writing-city/

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Authors for Indies Day

May 2 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Shelf Life Books,
1302-4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta Canada
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Dear Canadian Booklovers:Let’s do something wonderful together on Saturday, May 2. It’s called Authors for Indies Day. That’s when authors across Canada support independent bookstores by volunteering as guest book sellers.Independent bookstores enrich our communities. They provide gathering places for discovering new authors, sharing favourite books, and expanding our horizons. Store managers are thoughtful curators, bringing in books they know customers will love. Our neighbourhoods would be much diminished without our local bookstores.So come out to Shelf Life and other…

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MRU Creative Writing Chapbook Launch

May 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shelf Life Books,
1302-4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta Canada
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TBA!

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Woolf’s Voices 8!

May 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Shelf Life Books,
1302-4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta Canada
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An evening of Poetry, Performance, Music and Spoken Word!Performers: Helen Dunn, Sandeep Gill (She Writes Herstory), Britta Jorgenson, Gina Freeman, Shona Rae, Hailstorm, Saoirse Hawkins, Joan Shillington, and Dale Lee Kwong.

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THE PIANO TEACHER: Eugene Stickland Book Launch

May 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shelf Life Books,
1302-4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta Canada
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Eugene is the author of 15 plays, many of them written during a ten year stint as Alberta Theatre Projects’ Playwright in Residence. He also wrote a feature column for the Calgary Herald for 5 years. Yet his original intention when he started out as a student of English Literature was to be a novelist, and now, after some delay, he is proud to present his first novel, The Piano Teacher. At this launch, Eugene will talk about his old…

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WordTasting Tour 2015

May 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shelf Life Books,
1302-4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta Canada
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Asymmetrical Press, The Minimalists, and Exile Lifestyle present: WordTasting Tour 2015 Not just a book reading, not just another event—a meaningful experience. Asymmetrical Press’ team of talented authors is hitting the road in May and June for a WordTasting Tour across the western United States and Canada. From minimalism and travel to storytelling and humor, this tour provides a taste of something for everyone. Join Colin Wright, Josh Wagner, Shawn Mihalik, Skye Steele, and special local guests for an evening of WordTasting: readings, stories, live…

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Raoul Fernandes – Transmitter and Receiver w/Nikki Reimer

May 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shelf Life Books,
1302-4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta Canada
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Join us for a book launch and poetry reading with Raoul Fernandes and Nikki Reimer.Raoul Fernandes’s debut book of poetry is Transmitter and Receiver, a masterful and carefully depicted exploration of one’s relationships with oneself, friends, memories, strangers and technology.“What I receive from these transmissions is a convincing sweetness, a weird wisdom. This book reminds me of David Berman’s Actual Air, but it’s warmer. Raoul Fernandes writes like a night school teacher teaching us ‘something about night itself.’ It’s an…

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Jamie MacVicar – A Year in a B&B in Banff

May 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shelf Life Books,
1302-4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta Canada
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Join us for a fascinating evening as Jamie MacVicar takes us on an illuminating tour of his new book A Year in a B&B in Banff. “It’s as much about wanderlust as it is about bears, geese, ice and avalanches,” writes biographer Tim O’Brien.Stunning Banff! The beautiful Canadian Rockies! So what’s it like to live there? Come find out as award-winning author Jamie MacVicar explains what happens when an American man meets a loveable Canadian who just happens to own…

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Freehand Spring Bash

May 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shelf Life Books,
1302-4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta Canada
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Mark your calendars! This year’s Freehand Spring Bash is going to be a good one. Time for some Friday night fun…We’ll be here at Shelf Life Books on May 15 to celebrate our brand new books: THE MYSTICS OF MILE END by Sigal Samuel and WELCOME TO THE CIRCUS by Rhonda Douglas.Refreshments and goodies to follow.**SIGAL SAMUEL is an award-winning fiction writer, journalist, essayist and playwright. Currently a writer and editor for the Jewish Daily Forward, she has also published…

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