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March 2015

International Women’s Day: Celebration & Creation

March 8 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Shelf Life Books,
1302-4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta Canada
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Join us for International Women’s Day, featuring powerful readings from Sheri-D Wilson, Micheline Maylor, Tanya Evanson, Penney Kome, Sharanpal Ruprai, Christa Mayer, and Madelaine Caritas Longman. Micheline Maylor Micheline Maylor’s latest collection, Whirr and Click was published with Frontenac House in 2013. Her chapbook, Starfish, with Rubicon Press, sold out in 2011. She is a graduate of the May Studio at the Banff Centre in 2010. Her latest works are in Quill and Quire magazine and Rotary Dial. She teaches creative writing and composition at Mount Royal University…

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Wendi L. Adamek – Kunlun

March 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shelf Life Books,
1302-4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta Canada

Join us for a reading and discussion with Wendi L. Adamek about her novel Kunlun. Asia has a long tradition of fantasy literature (and more recently, anime) about foxes, poets, and wandering warriors. Kunlun draws on these genres to weave a contemporary tale of mystery, adventure, and lives on the line. Vikki Beldark, a scrappy teen shape-shifting fox, finds herself on a fur-raising journey across China with an odd assortment of friends. Born in Hawai’i, Wendi L. Adamek is the Numata…

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Nadine Mackenzie – Darn Good Dandies!

March 15 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Shelf Life Books,
1302-4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta Canada
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Join us for the launch of Nadine Mackenzie’s new book Darn Good Dandies!  In 1882, in the midst of a current fervour for tartans and all things Scottish, two brothers published Vestiarium Scoticum, a replica of an ancient catalogue of ancestral clan tartans that they claimed to have been found in a monastery in France. While the book was enthusiastically received by both the public and the clothing industry, there were doubters and critics and claims of outright fraud. But…

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Lori Beattie’s – Calgary’s Best Walks

March 18 @ 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 Lori Beattie’s Calgary’s Best Walks. “Let’s Walk! I love to walk, everywhere and anywhere. Walking makes me happy. I enjoy the fresh air, the time to think, and the freedom to explore. I also love the simplicity. You don’t need special gear or skills to go for a walk, just practical footwear, a few layers of clothes, and the ability to put one foot in front of the other: left, right, left, right. Exploring…

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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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