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February 2016
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Single Onion #129

February 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shelf Life Books,
1302-4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta Canada
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The Single Onion presents Part Two of the 2016 Lecture Series, featuring Liz Howard, Colin Martin, Nikki Sheppy, and Natalie Simpson.   Lecture Series Part Two will feature readings and discussion about contemporary avant-garde poetry.   Liz Howard was born and raised in rural Northern Ontario and is of mixed settler and Anishinaabe ancestry. She is currently a poet and cognition research officer in Toronto. She received an Honours BSc with High Distinction specializing in psychological science at the University…

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TALES – “Wind” Story Cafe

February 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shelf Life Books,
1302-4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta Canada
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Let The Alberta League Encouraging Storytelling (TALES) storytellers and musicians sweep you off your feet with breezy stories, songs, and drumming. Performances by Mary Hays, Doreen Vanderstoop, Cheryle Chagnon-Greyeyes, Maria Crooks, and Betty Hersberger. For more information contact Story Cafe host Doreen Vanderstoop at dvanderstoop@gmail.com or 403-816-6002. www.talesalberta.org

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Kirk Miles – Moving Dust (Single Onion #129.5)

February 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shelf Life Books,
1302-4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta Canada
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Moving Dust is Kirk Miles’ latest volume of poetry and is a serious, uncompromising exploration of the Holocaust. This event is a special edition of the Single Onion spoken word series (#129.5). Several Onions will be in attendance and will read a few poems to round out the evening.

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Classical Guitar Society of Calgary Preview Concert

February 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Shelf Life Books,
1302-4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta Canada
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Join us for a wonderful afternoon of classical guitar performances brought to you by the Classical Guitar Society of Calgary. Performers include: Steven Dorscher Kat Hammer

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March 2016
Free

Joan Crate – Black Apple

March 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shelf Life Books,
1302-4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta Canada
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Join us for the Calgary launch of Joan Crate’s Black Apple. A dramatic and lyrical coming-of-age novel about a young Blackfoot girl who grows up in the residential school system on the Canadian prairies. Torn from her home and delivered to St. Mark’s Residential School for Girls by government decree, young Rose Marie finds herself in an alien universe where nothing of her previous life is tolerated, not even her Blackfoot name. For she has entered into the world of…

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John Calvelli – The Future is an Image: Unsustainability, Plasticity and the Design of Time

March 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shelf Life Books,
1302-4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta Canada
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Come join us for an evening of inquiry into the role of the image, at a time in human history when we are considering the future effects of catastrophic climate change. How has our use of the image contributed to this problem, and how may we engage the image as a way of creating future? John Calvelli, a professor of design theory at the Alberta College of Art + Design, will read selections from his book that explore the history…

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