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January 2015

Jay Ritchie & Guests

January 8, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shelf Life Books,
1302-4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta Canada
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Join us for readings by Jay Ritchie & guests (TBA).                    Jay Winston Ritchie is the author of Something You Were, Might Have Been, or Have Come to Represent (Insomniac Press, 2014). How to Remain Perfectly Indifferent While Crying on the Inside is his first book of poetry. He is the editor in chief at The Void and a shortlister of the LitPop award (2012) for his fiction. He lives in Montréal.   About How…

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HEALY’S WEST by Gordon Tolton

January 14, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shelf Life Books,
1302-4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta Canada
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Join us for a reading by Gordon Tolton. Through his incredibly varied fifty-year career, John J. Healy left an indelible mark on the Canadian and American west. At different points in his storied life, Healy was a soldier, a trapper, a prospector, a free trader, an explorer, a horse dealer, a scout, a lawman, a newspaper editor, a speculator, a merchant, a capitalist, a historian, and a politician. He defied classification while defining the lifestyle of a frontier adventurer and…

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Single Onion #119

January 15, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Shelf Life Books,
1302-4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta Canada
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More info coming soon!

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Woolf’s Voices

January 21, 2015 @ 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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The Hungry Grass: a Reading with A. Mary Murphy

January 22, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shelf Life Books,
1302-4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta Canada
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A. Mary Murphy is a lifelong writer whose doctoral work was in life writing. She teaches postsecondary classes in literature and film, leads travel study trips to Ireland, and has a freelance writing, editing, and mentoring business. While she was teaching creative writing in Winnipeg, her first book of poetry was published (Shattered Fanatics in 2007 from BuschekBooks). An edited version of her doctoral dissertation was published (Pierce: Six Prairie Lives in 2010 from Detselig). Her poetry has been published…

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HAPPY ENDINGS: Storytelling-Comedy

January 30, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Shelf Life Books,
1302-4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta Canada
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April 2015

Book Launch with Author Shelley A. Leedahl

April 12, 2015 @ 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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