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October 2014

Nancy Mackenzie Book Launch: Nerve Line

October 29 @ 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 Nancy Mackenzie’s book of poetry, Nerve Line. Nancy Mackenzie is the author of several books of poetry and books for children. A dressage enthusiast and long-time fan of horseracing, Mackenzie lives in Edmonton, Alberta where she operates a professional writing service called Bronze Horse Communications. Communion, Mackenzie’s third book of poetry, was published by Ekstasis Editions in 2010. For some, the beauty of Juniper Glen Farm comes from the rolling hills on which broodmares…

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Ken Rivard and Lori Hahnel Double Launch

October 30 @ 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 Ken Rivard’s Motherwild and Lori Hahnel’s After You’ve Gone. Motherwild, is a tense drama about the growth to maturity and a teen son’s desperate relationship with his mother, but it is also the story of a working-class family and the social conditions of working-class life in the 1960s. After You’ve Gone, is the story of two generations of musicians, a jazz grandmother and a punk granddaughter, who each struggle with balancing life, love, and…

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November 2014

Why Fortified Cities Suck: A Three Book Launch

November 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shelf Life Books,
1302-4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta Canada
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A three book launch.Featuring Fortified Castles by Ryan Christopher Fitzpatrick, Hidden City by Jeremy Stewart, Why Poetry Sucks Anthology, and secret readers!Join us for the launch of expat-Calgarian Ryan Fitzpatrick’s Fortified Castles (Talonbooks), Prince George poet / musical festival impresario Jeremy Stewart’s Hidden City (Invisible Publishing), and a little anthology called Why Poetry Sucks (Insomniac) that is guaranteed to not suck. Or maybe it’s guaranteed to suck big. Either way, it’s bound to be entertaining. Check the posts for links…

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Unsuited: Ryan Clements

November 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Shelf Life Books,
1302-4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta Canada
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Join Ryan Clements for a discussion of his book Unsuited. Book Description Work. It’s what we spend the majority of our adult lives doing. We all want careers that are personally engaging, and financially secure, but often people find themselves professionally unfulfilled, confused, and uncertain about how to make a change that won’t jeopardize their security. Drawing on his own experience of leaving a financially secure career at a prestigious international law firm to seek out an uncertain path of…

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Princess of Aminabad: An Ordinary Life Reading and Book Signing

November 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Shelf Life Books,
1302-4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta Canada
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Please join us for a reading of Princess of Aminabad: An Ordinary Life, with author Sudhir Jain. Set in early 20th century India, a story of the struggles of a woman of extraordinary strength and character living in a conservative society during a period of cultural and political change. Sudhir Jain, author of “Isolde’s Dream and Other Stories,” and his wife have made their home in Calgary, Alberta, for over thirty years. He has appeared on radio and television, and…

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Susan Ouriou and Lisa-Bird Wilson Read

November 17 @ 7:00 pm
shelf Life Books

Join us for a reading that highlights the best of Aboriginal writing with Susan Ouriou and Lisa-Bird Wilson. Susan Ouriou is an award-winning fiction writer, literary translator and interpreter. She worked as faculty for The Banff Centre’s Aboriginal Emerging Writers residency while it was bilingual and helped found the Banff International Literary Translation Centre. Susan was also the editor of the 2010 anthology Beyond Words: Translating the World. Languages of Our Land/Langues de notre terre is a collection of poems…

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Tracy Hamon and Naomi Lewis Launch and Reading

November 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

One night only! Join Saskatchewan poet Tracy Hamon as she tours Alberta, who will be joined by Calgary author Naomi Lewis. Tracy Hamon will read from her new book of poetry, Red Curls, which is a series of poems that move between narrative and lyric and portrays the personas of Austrian artist Egon Schiele and his model Valerie (Wally) Neuzil. Naomi Lewis will be reading from Wolves, which was published as an ebook by Found Press in this year. Find…

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