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August 2015
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Freefall Special Event – Dream Incarnations of the Poets

August 1 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Shelf Life Books,
1302-4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta Canada
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Freefall Magazine presents an afternoon of readings by the following authors: Deanna Young Deanna Young‘s third book of poetry, ‘House Dreams’ (Brick Books, 2014) is a finalist for the 2015 Trillium Book Award for Poetry. Her writing has appeared in journals across Canada and received numerous prizes and acknowledgments, including the grand prize in the 2013 Prism international Poetry Contest. Originally from southwestern Ontario, she nowlives in Ottawa, Canada. Richard Harrison Richard Harrison is a Canadian poet and essayist, and…

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Classical Guitar Society Preview Concert

August 2 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Shelf Life Books,
1302-4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta Canada
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Join us for an afternoon of music featuring local classical guitar performers including Matt Beaubein, Terry Dykstra, Brett Gunther and Mike Ibsen.

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Jeanne Randolph and Jacob Wren

August 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shelf Life Books,
1302-4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta Canada
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Join us for an insightful evening of readings and discussions with The New Gallery’s two artists-in-residence, Jeanne Randolph and Jacob Wren. Jeanne Randolph is one of Canada’s foremost cultural theorists. She is the author of the influential book Psychoanalysis & Synchronized Swimming as well as Symbolization and Its Discontents, Why Stoics Box, and Ethics of Luxury. Dr. Randolph is also known as an engaging lecturer and performance artist. In universities and galleries across Canada, England, Australia, and Spain she has spoken on topics ranging from the aesthetics…

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Jon Gant – You & Me

August 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shelf Life Books,
1302-4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta Canada
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Jon Gant’s new book, You & Me, is a 70 page collection of narrative illustrations aiming to create a shared experience through the awkward, emotional, and eccentric moments that make up a life. Combining written text with detailed ink and watercolour drawings, each page invites the reader to examine their own experiences while glimpsing someone else’s moment of reflection. Jon Gant is an artist/musician based in Calgary, AB. Known primarily as a singer/songwriter, he has been releasing albums and playing…

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Ryan Correy – A Purpose Ridden

August 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shelf Life Books,
1302-4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta Canada
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In the summer of 1996, a father and his 13-year-old son embarked on a 3400 km bicycle tour across Canada. Affectionately known as “Manhood Training,” this unique bonding experience became the inspiration for Ryan Correy to break away from convention and turn a passion for cycling into his purpose in life. The world’s most extreme cycling challenges serve as an evolving proving ground for the young rider – including self-doubt on a solo tour to Arizona after high school, falling…

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