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June 2016

Jan Steele – Jawbreaker: Memoir of a Women’s Shelter

June 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shelf Life Books,
1302-4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta Canada
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JAWBREAKER: Memoir of a Women’s Shelter takes place in Calgary, Alberta, Canada in the early 1970’s. Written from the fresh-faced perspective of the author as a young woman thrown into the front lines of the city’s first emergency women’s domestic violence shelter, the heart-breaking and hilarious novel will launch on June 30th, 2016. A discussion will follow the reading. Jan Steele was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. She started her career in the helping professions as “Helpful Hannah”,…

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July 2016

Susan Holbrook & Nicole Markotić: Double Book Launch

July 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shelf Life Books,
1302-4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta Canada
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Coach House Books presents a double book launch, Susan Holbrook’s Throaty Wipes & Nicole Markotić’s Whelmed. In 1934, Gertrude Stein asked, ‘What is poetry and if you know what poetry is what is prose.’ Throaty Wipes answers this question and many more! How does broadband work? Does ‘chuffed’ mean pleased or displeased? What if the generations of Adam had mothers? What do the Disney Princesses eat for breakfast? Through her signature fusion of formal innovation and lyricism, Holbrook delivers what we’ve been waiting…

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