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October 2017

TALES – Masks, Mirrors and Mysteries: A Storycafe

October 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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TALES Calgary presents a Mystery night Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at ShelfLife Books, 132 – 4 St. S.W. Calgary, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Host, Linda Shantz-Keresztes, and storytellers, Ginger Mullen and Cassy Welburn will be channelling the spirit of Edgar Allan Poe in stories of murder, mystery and intrigue. The Raven is calling. By donation (Suggested:$10) Refreshments and music to sooth the nerves. Call Cassy 403.283.9489 or talesalberta.org for more information.

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$5.00

WGA Beer & Literary Pairings

October 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Please note: WGA members Free | Non-members $5 cash donation @ the door and PLEASE RSVP TO THIS EVENT IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND! ​​​​​​​ Join the Writers’ Guild of Alberta and the AB Small Brewers Association for Calgary’s 2nd annual Beer & Literary Pairings in celebration of Alberta Beer Week! Five local authors’ work will be paired to five local microbrews and guests will be invited to sample the beer that compliments the literature. Featured authors include Ali Bryan,…

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How can you think that?!? A Political Bookclub

October 28 @ 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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free

Pop Up Shop: Exploring Embroidery

October 28 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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@exploringembroidery marries whimsy and a sparkling wit with her handmade hoops and necklaces. Based in YYC, maker Katelyn spends her free time creating hoops and necklaces in vibrant patterns and dreaming up catch-phrases while trying to pet every corgi she sees. Shop her designs and say hi at Shelf Life Books on October 28th.

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free

How Deep is the Lake?

October 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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We invite you to a reading with Shelley O’Callaghan. Curious about the previous inhabitants of the lake community where her family has vacationed for over one hundred years, author Shelley O’Callaghan starts researching and writing about the area. But what begins as a personal journey of one woman’s relationship to the land and her desire to uncover the history of her family’s remote cabin, soon turns into an exploration and questioning of our rights as settlers upon a land that was…

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November 2017
free

Dead Reckoning

November 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Join us on November 1st for a reading from Carys Cragg’s book, Dead Reckoning: How I Came to Meet The Man Who Murdered My Father. When Carys Cragg was eleven, her father, a respected doctor, was brutally murdered in his own home by an intruder. Twenty years later, and despite the reservations of her family and friends, she decides to contact his murderer in prison, and the two correspond for a period of two years. She learns of his horrific childhood,…

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Free

The Stone Mason’s Notebook

November 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shelf Life Books,
1302 4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta T2R 0X8 Canada
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You’re invited to an exciting event with Carmelo Militano as he reads from his latest collection of poetry, The Stone Mason’s Notebook (Ekstasis Editions, 2016). Militano’s poetry, fiction, and non-fiction explore the intersection and meeting of a dual consciousness -Italian & English Canadian- in History, classical myth, family, identity, and the erotic. Carmelo Militano began his writing career as a freelance journalist and broadcaster for CBC Radio One in Winnipeg. He was the winner of the F.G. Bressani award for poetry in 2004 for…

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free

Malled

November 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Come celebrate the launch of Malled with readings by Aritha van Herk and Kit Dobson. Generally Kit Dobson hates malls. But he is fascinated by them, by their place in our society, by how we interact with them and how they end up in our books, movies and art. In Malled, the author explores malls and the shopping that occurs in and around them from one end of Canada to the other. From Chinook Centre in Calgary to the underground malls of Montreal…

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free

Can You Hear Me Now?

November 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Come out to Calgary’s all-ages poetry slam and open mic. Poets of all ages are welcome to share their words, competitively (in the slam) or non-competitively (open mic). For more information visit http://www.cyhmnslam.com/.

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Free

The Weather

November 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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You’re invited to an evening with Prairie Kitten Productions and Deborah Willis. Prairie Kitten Productions recently adapted Deborah Willis’s Governor General Award nominated short story The Weather into a short film. Join us for a reading of the screenplay, followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers, cast and crew. Prairie Kitten Productions (PKP) was founded by 5 University of Calgary undergraduates/alumni to create compelling Albertan films of all genres written, directed, and produced by women. At PKP, we believe in producing work that reflects the…

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