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May 2018
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Sharon Butala’s Zara’s Dead: Calgary Launch

May 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shelf Life Books,
1302-4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta Canada
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Join Sharon Butala for the launch of her new mystery novel, ZARA’S DEAD! The event is free of charge and all are welcome. Fiona Lychenko, now a woman in her late sixties, has spent years researching the death of her high school classmate Zara Stanley, who was brutally murdered at the age of twenty. Determined to solve the crime, something the police weren’t able to do, Fiona interviewed everyone she could in her hometown of Ripley, but every trail led…

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A Reading with Jen Currin and Friends

May 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shelf Life Books,
1302 4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta T2R 0X8 Canada
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Join us for the Calgary launch of Jen Currin’s debut story collection, Hider/Seeker (Anvil Press 2018). In Hider/Seeker, the stories are about addiction and meditation, relationships and almost-relationships, solitude and sexuality. The stories are unflinchingly honest in their portrayal of relationships – in particular the relationships of the book’s LGBTQ+ characters – as they navigate spirituality, monogamy, and sex. Jen will be joined for her reading by an excellent line up of writers: Nikki Reimer, Larissa Lai, Weyman Chan, and Rain Prud’homme-Cranford. Jen Currin…

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How Can You Think That?!? A Political Book Club

May 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Shelf Life Books,
1302 4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta T2R 0X8 Canada
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A book club for conservatives and liberals who want to get out of their echo chambers and bridge the great divide. Buy the book, read it, and come join us for a lively discussion. We’ve all felt it: Whether we’ve argued pointlessly with someone on social media, felt our blood pressure rise as we’ve fought over politics with family members, or simply veered delicately away from certain topics, it’s hard to ignore the chasm between those who hold opposing political views.…

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Where Rivers Meet by Stephen Legault

May 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shelf Life Books

Join us for the launch of Stephen Legault’s newest book: Where Rivers Meet. This beautifully produced follow-up to Earth and Sky: Photographs and Stories from Montana and Alberta takes the reader into the glorious front range and spectacular backcountry environs of one of Alberta’s most popular and inspiring mountain landscapes. Until the 1980s, Kananaskis Country, the Bow Valley and Canmore were places most people drove past on their way to Banff National Park, Lake Louise, Jasper and points beyond. Today,…

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Mountain Blues launch with Sean Arthur Joyce and Taylor Lambert

May 31 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shelf Life Books,
1302 4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta T2R 0X8 Canada
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Join Sean Arthur Joyce and Taylor Lambert for a reading, Q&A, and book signing. Welcome to Eldorado, a small mountain town in the Kootenays, chock-a-block with aging hippies, eccentrics, loggers, and protestors. When Roy Breen moves to Eldorado after over a decade of working as a journalist in Vancouver, he is impressed by the soaring glacial vistas and the friendliness of the townsfolk, as well as the quality of the coffee they pour. Unfortunately the threat of cutbacks is looming…

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June 2018
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Degan Davis’s What Kind of Man are You

June 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shelf Life Books,
1302 4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta T2R 0X8 Canada
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Come on out for an evening with Degan Davis as he reads from his debut book of poetry, What Kind Of Man Are You (Brick Books 2018). Degan Davis will be joined for the reading by established local writer, Marcello Di Cintio. There will also be live music during the event. Details TBA. Poet Stevie Howell wrote that Degan Davis’s book What Kind of Man are You is an “expansive meditation on manhood,” and is a book that lives, “equally…

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Cecelia Frey’s Calgary Launch for Lovers Fall Back to Earth

June 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shelf Life Books

You’re invited to the Calgary launch of Cecelia Frey’s latest novel, Lovers Fall Back to Earth (Inanna Publications 2018). Lovers Fall Back to Earth is a human drama about three sisters, the men they marry, and the repercussions in their lives when disaster strikes. The sisters fall in love while they are at university and the three couples become part of a group of students who are shaped by the ideas of the sixties and who meet to discuss ideas…

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How Can You Think That?!? A Political Book Club

June 30 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
shelf Life Books

A book club for conservatives and liberals who want to get out of their echo chambers and bridge the great divide. Buy the book, read it, and come join us for a lively discussion. We’ve all felt it: Whether we’ve argued pointlessly with someone on social media, felt our blood pressure rise as we’ve fought over politics with family members, or simply veered delicately away from certain topics, it’s hard to ignore the chasm between those who hold opposing political views.…

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