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June 2016

Salimah Valiani – Land of the Sky w/ Guests

June 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shelf Life Books,
1302-4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta Canada
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The Calgary launch of Land of the Sky by Salimah Valiani (Inanna Publications) with readings by two local Calgary authors, Rajni Mala Khelawan, author of Kalyana (Second Story Press), and Laura Swart, author of Blackbird Calling (Quattro Books). Salimah Valiani is a poet, an activist and a researcher. She is the author of two collections of poetry – breathing for breadth (2005) and Letter Out: Letter In (2009). An Associate Researcher with the Centre for the Study of Learning, Social…

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BOOBS: Women Explore What it Means to Have Breasts

June 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shelf Life Books,
1302-4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta Canada
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WITH: RUTH DANIELL HEIDI GROGAN NICOLE BOYCE   At turns heartbreaking and hilarious, BOOBS is a diverse collection of stories about the burdens, expectations and pleasures of having breasts. From the agony of puberty and angst of adolescence to the anxiety of aging, these stories and poems go beyond the usual images of breasts found in fashion magazines and movie posters, instead offering dynamic and honest portraits of desire, acceptance and the desire for acceptance. Surrounded by flat-chested co-workers in…

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Happy Endings: Storytelling-Comedy

June 10 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Shelf Life Books,
1302-4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta Canada
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An evening of hilarious (and often embarrassing) storytelling-comedy. Featuring: Scoot Laird (comedian) Tami Hutchinson (writer) Garth Paulson (lawyer, gadabout) Tereasa Maillie (poet, playwright)  

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Victory Gardens for Bees

June 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shelf Life Books,
1302-4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta Canada
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Who knew modern civilization may be brought down, not by plagues or war, but by bees? Or, more correctly, by no bees? This book investigates the growing problem of bee mortality and offers practical measures we can all take to help. In ecological terms, bees play a critical role in the survival of many plant communities and the continuation of life on this planet. No pollination, no seeds. No seeds, no future. Now that bees are facing unprecedented levels of…

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Single Onion #134

June 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shelf Life Books,
1302-4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta Canada
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More info TBA!

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