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February 2018
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What We Talk About When We Talk About Grammar

February 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shelf Life Books,
1302 4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta T2R 0X8 Canada
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Old fashioned grammar has a bad reputation in some circles, but it is cherished in others. Russell Smith reports that he regularly receives more and more impassioned responses to columns he writes about grammar than he does to any other subject, many of them highly controversial in more obvious ways. Join us on Monday, February 26th as Russell Smith, Mark Migotti, and Nicole Wyatt initiate a discussion on the nature and importance of learning grammar. Russell Smith is one of…

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TALES – Wisdom of the Donkey

February 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shelf Life Books,
1302 4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta T2R 0X8 Canada
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Wednesday, February 28, at 7:00 pm TALES Calgary presents “Wisdom of the Donkey” at Shelf Life Books, 1302 – 4 St. SW A Storycafe that provides a sojourn into understanding of the harmony of life. Michael Newsom hosts the evening, with performances by Lera Buxton, Lori Atkinson, Amanda Sawyer, Nicole Pun, and Jim Martin. $10 suggested donation. Refreshments, enlightenment, and entertainment! For more information call Cassy at 403.283.9489 or visit http://www.talesalberta.org/

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March 2018
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Lorri Neilsen Glenn – Following the River

March 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Lorri Neilsen Glenn first discovered her great-grandmother’s tragic death in a passing comment from an aunt. Startled, she began to search out the history of her family, to understand the life of this woman she knew nothing about. Along the way Neilsen Glenn works to unravel the issues of racism, sexism and colonial nation building that haunt us still. Lorri Neilsen Glenn is a poet, essayist, teacher and researcher. Her most recent books include the bestselling Untying the Apron: Daughters Remember…

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The Original Face by Guillaume Morissette

March 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shelf Life Books,
1302 4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta T2R 0X8 Canada
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Come hang out at Shelf Life Books on March 2nd to celebrate the launch of The Original Face by Guillaume Morissette, who will be in town from Montreal. (http://www.vehiculepress.com/q.php?EAN=9781550654783) The Original Face is a novel about internet art & working freelance. It was one of the Globe and Mail’s Best Books of the Year for 2017 and “the first great Canadian novel about millenials.” This event will feature: A reading by LINDSAY SORELL followed by GUILLAUME MORISSETTE in conversation with…

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Can You Hear Me Now? Calgary’s All-ages Poetry Slam

March 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Shelf Life Books,
1302 4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta T2R 0X8 Canada
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Come out to Calgary’s all-ages poetry slam and open mic as we gear up for the fourth annual provincial junior high and high school poetry slam competition. Poets of all ages are welcome to come out and share their words, competitively (in the slam) or non-competitively (open mic). For more information visit http://www.cyhmnslam.com/

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The False Mirror by Blaine Greenwood

March 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shelf Life Books

Join us for the launch of Blaine Greenwood’s latest book of poetry, The False Mirror (Ekstasis Editions 2017). Blaine will be joined in his reading by Richard Stevenson and Micheline Maylor. Blaine Greenwood, born in Viking, Alberta in 1951, is an educator by profession – with a career spanning from classroom teacher to museum educator and event planner. It is from this foundation that Blaine’s poetry has come to reflect his interest in psychology, history and spirituality. His verse has…

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Paul Butler’s The Widow’s Fire

March 10 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Shelf Life Books,
1302 4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta T2R 0X8 Canada
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Join us on Saturday, March 10th for a reading with Paul Butler from his latest novel, The Widow’s Fire (Inanna Publications 2017). The Widow’s Fire explores the shadow side of Jane Austen’s final novel Persuasion, disrupting its happy ending and throwing moral certainties off balance. We join the action close to the moment when Austen draws away for the last time and discretely gives an overview of the oncoming marriage between heroine Anne Elliot and Captain Wentworth. This, it transpires in The Widow’s Fire, is…

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Classical Guitar Society of Calgary’s Monthly Concert

March 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Shelf Life Books,
1302 4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta T2R 0X8 Canada
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Join us for our monthly concert with the Classical Guitar Society of Calgary. Performers: Robert French Terry Molik & Jiri Bartek Eri McAuley Sherman Montgomery Mandolin Quartet For more information, visit http://www.classicalguitarsocietyofcalgary.com/  

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Welcome to the Anthropocene Book Launch

March 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shelf Life Books,
1302 4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta T2R 0X8 Canada
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Join us at Shelf Life Books for the launch of Alice Major’s upcoming book of poetry, Welcome to the Anthropocene. Published with U of A Press, Welcome to the Anthropocene is part of the Robert Kroetsch series. Alice Major observes the comedy and the tragedy of this human-dominated moment on Earth. Major’s most persistent question—“Where do we fit in the universe?”—is made more urgent by the ecological calamity of human-driven climate change. Her poetry leads us to question human hierarchies,…

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Pedlar Press Presents: Jack Davis, Martha Baillie, and concetta principe

March 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Shelf Life Books,
1302 4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta T2R 0X8 Canada
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We invite you to an afternoon with Jack Davis, Martha Baillie, and concetta principe as they read from their recently released books of poetry. Jack Davis was born in northern Ontario and lives in Parry Sound. For the past ten summers he has lived and worked at a remote fire lookout in the woods of northernmost northern Alberta. He is a friend to animals. Faunics is his first book. Martha Baillie was born in Toronto, and educated in a French-English bilingual school.…

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