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September 2015
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Woolf’s Voices 9

September 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shelf Life Books,
1302-4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta Canada
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An evening of empowering feminine voices including readings and musical performances by: Beth Langford, Desiree Gravel, Josephine LoRe, Kim Miner, Rebecca Geleyn, Sora, Sasha Krioutchkova, Tiffany Sostar, and Veniece Tedeschini. Presented by Adrienne Adams of Feminine Voice

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Cecelia Frey – Moments of Joy

September 10 @ 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 Cecelia Frey’s new novel, Moments of Joy. Manfred Weiszl lies dying of cancer in an upper room of a grand old Toronto house. His last wish is to see his son, Rupert, from whom he has been estranged for sixteen years, and much of the action derives from attempts to get Rupert’s cooperation. Manfred’s sister Pauline, the housekeeper Marie (and Marie’s boyfriend Steve), as well as Manfred’s dead wife, Gertrude are central to Manfred’s…

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Single Onion #125

September 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shelf Life Books,
1302-4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta Canada
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The Single Onion’s first event of the fall will feature Leslie Battler, Kimmy Beach, and Emily Ursuliak. Lesley Battler was born in Barrie, Ontario. Her work has been published in a wide range of journals, including Alberta Views, Arc, Contemporary Verse 2, dANDelion, filling Station, Prism International, West Coast Line, and Best Canadian Poetry 2015. Her debut book of poetry, Endangered Hydrocarbons, was published by BookThug in April 2015. She won the Prism International Earle Birney Award (2012) and the…

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Elizabeth Philips and Elizabeth McLean Double Launch

September 22 @ 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 Elizabeth Philips’ debut novel The Afterlife of Birds and Elizabeth McLean’s The Swallows Uncaged. The Afterlife of Birds is a gorgeous, deeply felt debut novel about obsession, loneliness, and the surprising ways we find to connect with each other. Henry Jett’s life is slowly going nowhere. His girlfriend recently left, and his job in a local garage is uninspiring, considering that he doesn’t particularly like cars. Henry finds solace in his eccentric passion, rebuilding…

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Christian Bök – The Xenotext: Book 1

September 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shelf Life Books,
1302-4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta Canada
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Enciphered in a bacterium, The Xenotext is the world’s first living poem. Internationally bestsellling poet Christian Bök (Eunoia), has spent more than ten years writing what promises to be the first example of ‘living poetry.’ After successfully demonstrating his concept in a colony of E. coli, Bök is on the verge of enciphering a beautiful, anomalous poem into the genome of an unkillable bacterium (Deinococcus radiodurans), which can, in turn, ‘read’ his text, responding to it by manufacturing a viable,…

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W.P. Kinsella – The Essential W.P. Kinsella

September 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shelf Life Books,
1302-4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta Canada
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Join us for an author reading and signing, celebrating The Essential W.P. Kinsella. This career retrospective celebrates the 80th birthday of baseball’s greatest scribe, W. P. Kinsella (Shoeless Joe), as well as the 25th anniversary of Field of Dreams, the film that he inspired. In addition to his classic baseball tales, W. P. Kinsella is also a critically-acclaimed short fiction writer. His satiric wit has been celebrated with numerous honors, including the Order of British Columbia. Here are his notorious…

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October 2015
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FREEFALL Magazine Launch

October 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 launch of the latest issue of FREEFALL Magazine. Featuring readings by Carley Mayson, Niall Howell, Vincent Potter, Bertrand Bickersteth, Robin van Eck, Richard Harrison, and Kirk Ramdath.

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