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February 2017

TALES – O Canada

February 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shelf Life Books,
1302-4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta Canada
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“O Canada” – an evening of stories and music about our great nation and a sneak peek at the TALES Canada 150 Concert. Suggested donation for the February Story Cafe: $10. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Doreen Vanderstoop at 403.816.6002. For tickets and information on the TALES Calgary Concert to celebrate Canada 150, visit www.talesalberta.org/store or call 403.816.6002.

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Tom McMillan – Not My Party

February 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shelf Life Books,
1302-4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta Canada
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Compelling political memoir from former federal Cabinet minister explores history—and future—of Canada’s Conservative Party. This outspoken, timely book by former Mulroney Cabinet Minister Tom McMillan indicts Stephen Harper for destroying the historic Canadian Conservative Party while prime minister and party leader, accusing him of turning a force for progressive Canadian values into an American Republican-style vehicle for right-wing ideologues. Lamenting Harper’s hyper-partisan “cult of personality” politics, McMillan argues the Conservative Party is no longer the enlightened national institution founded by…

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Classical Guitar Society of Calgary Preview Concert

February 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Shelf Life Books,
1302-4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta Canada
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An afternoon of classical guitar performances. Performers TBA.

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WGA Right to Write (Freedom to Read Week)

February 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shelf Life Books,
1302-4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta Canada
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In acknowledgement of Freedom to Read Week and in celebration of our Freedom to Write, join author, blogger and WGA Program Director Samantha Warwick for a discussion of two select titles: Julia Cameron’s The Right to Write and Russell Wangersky’s The Path of Most Resistance. Julia Cameron shows us how to make writing a natural part of our lives, free of self-censorship and guilt, while sharing techniques and secrets on creative process. The stories in The Path of Most Resistance…

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March 2017

Karen Lee – The Full Catastrophe: A Memoir

March 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shelf Life Books

Karen Lee presents her memoir The Full Catastrophe and talks about healing and domestic abuse. In 1998, after having been married to Duncan―a bully who’d been controlling her for the fourteen years they had been together―Karen E. Lee thought divorce was in the cards. But ten months after telling him that she wanted that divorce, Duncan was diagnosed with cancer―and eight months later, he was gone. Karen hoped her problems would be solved after Duncan’s death―but instead, she found that…

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Gary Geddes – Medicine Unbundled

March 5 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Shelf Life Books,
1302-4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta Canada
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The launch, reading and signing of Gary Geddes’ Medicine Unbundled: A Journey Through the Minefields of Indigenous Health Care. While sitting in on hearings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Victoria in 2012, Gary Geddes was moved by the testimony of a local Songhees woman who told of her mother’s mysterious seventeen-year incarceration as a patient at the Nanaimo Indian Hospital. It was a place Geddes knew little about, though he had lived in the southern Vancouver Island area…

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

March 7 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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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Lori Cayer – Dopamine Blunder w/ Richard Kelly Kemick

March 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shelf Life Books,
1302-4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta Canada
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A launch and reading of Lori Cayer’s latest volume of poetry, Dopamine Blunder. Richard Kelly Kemick will join her on this fine night of readings. Dopamine Blunder is a gutsy examination of happiness and what it means to be happy. In her astounding third poetry collection, Lori Cayer takes on the juggernaut role of steward of human nature and subsequently explodes the myth of happiness through a multi-faceted lens of anthropology, socio-biology, sociology, psychology, archaeology, medicine and philosophy. Hinging on…

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Single Onion #139

March 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shelf Life Books,
1302-4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta Canada
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Single Onion is a monthly poetry reading series. Performers this month include: Micheline Maylor Erin Dingle Lisa Murphy-Lamb Adrienne Adams Miranda Krogstad Cobra Collins

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