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April 2017

Authors for Indies Day

April 29 @ 11:30 am - 5:30 pm
Shelf Life Books,
1302-4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta Canada
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Authors for Indies Day is an annual event held at independent bookstores all across Canada. On this day, Canadian authors show their appreciation for indie bookstores by volunteering as guest booksellers. AFI is a different sort of literary event — it’s a grassroots volunteer-run campaign whose goal is to raise awareness of indie bookstores and how important they are: to our communities, our reading lives, and our cultural well-being. In a world of big box stores and franchised businesses, we…

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Riot Grrrl Feminist Book Club: Men Explain Things to Me

April 30 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Shelf Life Books

Literature is a powerful tool in taking down the patriarchy, and on the last Sunday of every month we will be getting together to discuss a piece of feminist literature. This month, our book of focus is “Men Explain Things to Me” by Rebecca Solnit. “In her comic, scathing essay “Men Explain Things to Me,” Rebecca Solnit took on what often goes wrong in conversations between men and women. She wrote about men who wrongly assume they know things and…

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May 2017

Alexis Marie Chute – Expecting Sunshine

May 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shelf Life Books,
1302-4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta Canada
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Come celebrate the launch and reading of this gripping memoir. Expecting Sunshine tells the story of a mother, Alexis Marie Chute, who set out to rediscover her identity – not only as a parent but as a woman and artist – after her son Zachary died in her arms at birth. The memoir’s clever structure mirrors the gestation of Alexis Marie’s subsequent pregnancy; the book beginning with conception followed by three sections, the three trimesters. Through powerful flashbacks, readers learn…

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Filling Station Magazine – Double Issue Launch

May 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shelf Life Books,
1302-4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta Canada
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Come out for a double magazine launch of Filling Station magazine! Readers TBA.

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Suzette Mayr and Nicole Markotić

May 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shelf Life Books,
1302-4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta Canada
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Join us for the fantastic double launch of Suzette Mayr’s Dr. Edith Vane and the Hares of Crawley Hall and Nicole Markotić’s Rough Patch. Dr. Edith Vane, scholar of English literature, is contentedly ensconced at the University of Inivea. Her dissertation on pioneer housewife memoirist Beulah Crump-Withers is about to be published, and her job’s finally safe, if she only can fill out her AAO properly. She’s a little anxious, but a new floral blouse and her therapist’s repeated assurance…

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John Creary & Tom Wayman Double Book Launch

May 9 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Shelf Life Books,
1302-4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta Canada
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The feel of a gritty urban existence, and the way music can delight, console and inspire are the focuses respectively of two new poetry collections to be launched at Calgary’s Shelf Life Books on Tuesday, May 9. Calgary’s John Creary will be reading from his debut collection Escape from Wreck City (Anvil Press), together with B.C.’s Tom Wayman who will read from his latest, Helpless Angels (Thistledown Press). The event begins at 7 p.m. and admission is free. Shelf Life…

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Kimmy Beach reads with Tyler Perry

May 10 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Shelf Life Books

Please join us in celebrating with Kimmy Beach as she launches Nuala at Shelf Life Books in Calgary. With special guest reader Tyler Perry. Refreshments will be served. About the book: “Shh, my Nuala. I am with you. Today I shall teach you the newness of you.” As the Engine breathes life into Nuala, her gaze falls on Teacher-Servant, the chosen one. He alone will be able to hear her thoughts and interpret her emotions. But soon Teacher-Servant starts to…

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André Picard – Matters of Life and Death

May 16 @ 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 André Picard’s upcoming book Matters of Life and Death: Public Health Issues in Canada. Health issues have long occupied top headlines in Canadian media, and no journalist has written on public health with more authority or for as many years as André Picard. Matters of Life and Death collects Picard’s most compelling columns, covering a broad range of topics including Canada’s right-to-die law, the true risks of the Zika virus, the financial challenges of…

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Woolf’s Voices

May 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shelf Life Books,
1302-4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta Canada
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Woolf’s Voices is a celebration of the feminine spirit and a fun-filled evening of readings, music and art. Readers TBA.

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Single Onion #141

May 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
shelf Life Books

Single Onion is a monthly poetry reading series. Authors for this month are TBA. Single Onion usually happens the third Thursday of the month, ten times a year. Our event schedule can always be found at: www.singleonion.com. For the most up to date Single Onion news, check us out on Twitter at:http://twitter.com/singleonion We gratefully acknowledge the support of The Canada Council for the Arts, The League of Canadian Poets and the Calgary Arts Development

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