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January 2015

Single Onion 119.5: Hector Williamson & Cheryl Cottreau

January 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shelf Life Books,
1302-4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta Canada
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Join us for the launch of Hector Williamson’s new book of poetry, Aesthetics Come Slowly.  Hector Williamson has been a part of the Calgary writing scene since the 70s. He has written five books of poetry and three books of plays. He has won numerous awards for his poetry and was short-listed for the CBC Literary Award for Poetry in 2006.Cheryl Cottreau is a writer based out of Calgary, Alberta. She is the author of Whisper of a Vision and…

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HAPPY ENDINGS: Storytelling-Comedy

January 30 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Shelf Life Books,
1302-4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta Canada
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Join us for an evening of wonderful (and usually pretty embarrassing) storytelling-comedy, hosted by local comic Jeff Kubik. The evening’s lineup will be: Pat Quinn (actor), Naomi Lewis (writer), Jeremy Klaszus (writer), Kristina Scaman (comedian).

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February 2015

EXPOSURE PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL – Shield Woman: Pictures from the Telling

February 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

OPENING FEBRUARY 2, 7PM-9PMEXHIBITION RUNS FEBRUARY 1 to 28In April 2014, Ruth Scalp Lock and Jim Pritchard published My Name is Shield Woman: a hard road to healing, vision, and leadership. In this book, Ruth tells her story, her early childhood on the Siksika Nation, outside of Calgary, her years in the Residential School, addiction, recovery on to her role as a community leader. In Shield Woman: Pictures from the Telling, Jim Pritchard features images he took during, or associated…

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Don’t Fence Me In: The Inaugural PEN Calgary Event

February 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shelf Life Books,
1302-4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta Canada
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In this first-ever PEN Canada event in Calgary, award-winning sustainability author Chris Turner and provocative performance theorist Patrick Finn open up questions of sacred cows and taboo topics in the prairie metropolis. Does Calgary’s booster-driven cultural scene silence criticism? Does the city’s rep for an independent-minded cowboy’s approach to business include open conversation about faults and shortcomings? Just what aren’t you supposed to say in polite Calgary society, anyway? University of Calgary philosophy professor Mark Migotti will moderate this candid…

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Where The Nights Are Twice As Long: Love Letters of Canadian Poets

February 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shelf Life Books,
1302-4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta Canada
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Join us for the launch of Where The Nights Are Twice As Long: Love Letters of Canadian Poets, a new anthology edited by David Eso and Jeanette Lynes.Featuring readings by poets Christian Bök, Nathan Dueck, Richard Harrison, Vivian Hansen, Weyman Chan, Ross Priddle, and editors David Eso and Jeanette Lynes!Here are odes and lyric ecstacies, tirades and tantrums, pastoral comforts and abject horros – all delivered with the vibrancy, wit, and erudition of our finest poets.Under the covers of Where…

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Memories of Fr. Violini by Kathy Roe

February 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shelf Life Books,
1302-4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta Canada
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Join us for the launch of Kathy Roe’s new book, Memories of Fr. Violini.Not many years ago, in an unassuming house just off 17th Ave SW Calgary, lived a man like no other. A powerful intercessor with God, humble, a mystic, insightful, hard working and uncompromising; a hero hidden in our midst. He was loved, misunderstood, revered, rejected and marginalized, but still his light brightly burned attracting the lost and lonely, like a lamp in the darkness. He treasured these…

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EXPOSURE PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL – Rob Hocking: Bending Nature

February 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shelf Life Books,
1302-4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta Canada
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Join us for a photography exhibition of black holes, worm holes, and tiny planets. Rob Hocking combines his skills in math and interest in photography to create these unique images. Raised in Calgary, Rob now lives in Cambridge, England where he is completing his PhD in Mathematics. OPENING FEBRUARY 26, 7PM-9PMEXHIBITION RUNS FEBRUARY 1 to 28

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April 2015

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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