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May 2016

Calgary Urban Affairs Book Club: Street-Fight

May 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Shelf Life Books,
1302-4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta Canada
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Street-fight: Handbook for an Urban Revolution by Janette Sadik-Khan. Buy the book (10% book club discount at Shelf Life), read the book, and join fellow Calgarians for an evening of discussion. What lessons can Calgary learn from NYC’s quest to create safer, better streets for people, including pedestrians and cyclists? Everyone welcome!

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University of Alberta / University of Calgary Writer-in-Residence Exchange An Evening with Fred Stenson

May 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shelf Life Books,
1302-4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta Canada
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Come to Shelf Life Books to welcome Fred Stenson to Calgary as part of the U of A / U of C Writer-in-Residence Exchange! Fred Stenson is the author of 18 books and 150 films and videos. His most recent novel, Who By Fire, was published in 2014, and is longlisted for the IMPAC Award. Stenson was the director of the Wired Writing Studio at The Banff Centre for 15 years. He is a regular columnist for Alberta Views magazine,…

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Freehand Spring Bash

May 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Shelf Life Books,
1302-4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta Canada
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Freehand Books is celebrating the launch of three first-rate works of fiction. Stop by to hear readings from Catherine Cooper, author of White Elephant, a darkly humorous novel about a Canadian family living in Sierra Leone; Dr. John Bart, author of Middenrammers, a brave and provocative novel recounting a doctor’s struggle with a hospital’s destructive policies in regards to reproductive rights; and Ian Colford, author of Perfect World, a novella that ventures into the darkest places that a mind can…

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Woolf’s Voices 12!

May 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shelf Life Books,
1302-4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta Canada
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Feminine Voice presents: Woolf’s Voices 12 an evening of poetry music, art and more! Audrey Lane Cockett Camila Nuque Jessica Barabas Jenny Allen Jessica Magonet katie o’brien Mallory Land Smith Roxanne Mousseau with a special film screening by Mel Vee & Artwork by Katherine Penhale

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Helen Hajnoczky & Sue Sinclair: Double Launch

May 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shelf Life Books,
1302-4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta Canada
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Come join us for the double launch of two new poetry books: Helen Hajnoczky’s Magyarázni and Sue Sinclair’s Heaven’s Thieves. The word “magyarázni” (pronounced MAUDE-yar-az-knee) means “to explain” in Hungarian, but translates literally as “make it Hungarian.” This faux-Hungarian language primer, written in direct address, invites readers to experience what it’s like to be “made Hungarian” by growing up with a parent who immigrated to North America as a refugee. In forty-five folk-art visual poems each paired with a written…

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Debbie Sands – A Moth to the Flame

May 21 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Shelf Life Books,
1302-4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta Canada
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A Moth to the Flame – The Story of Amy’s Struggle with Borderline Personality Disorder is the true story of a family’s journey through the mental illness of one of their members, the beautiful – but troubled – Amy. Her chosen lifestyle of drugs and gangs eventually leads her to a tragic end, and her family are left reeling. The book chronicles her short life, touching on her diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder and her dealings with the criminal court system. Debbie…

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FREEFALL Magazine Launch

May 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shelf Life Books,
1302-4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta Canada
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