Calgary's Next Generation of Writers
April 6 and 7
Pages Books on Kensington
The next generation of Alberta's best new fiction writers and poets can
be heard at Pages on Kensington Books, 1135 Kensington Road NW, Calgary,
on the evenings of April 6 and 7. Both free public readings begin at 7 p.m.
• Reading on Tuesday, April 6 will be the members of the University of
Calgary's second-level workshop course in fiction, Fiction Writing II.
Performing will be Dallas Babb, Holden Baker, Shannon Borneman, Tracy de
Boer, Han Ding, Paul DiStefano, Angi Fletcher, Carly Francescut, Anne
Jayne, Tiffany Orgill, Anthony Patten, and Elizabeth Smith.
• To help mark National Poetry Month, reading on Wednesday, April 7 will
be participants in the University of Calgary's second-level workshop in
poetry, Poetry Writing II. Performing will be Joanna Allard, Cindy
Derwores, Angi Fletcher, Laura Jarvey, Kristy Kalin, James Seaman,
Wednesday Shomody, Jess Swain and Eric Zboya.
"In our year-long writing workshops, at this level fresh and new
individual writers' voices start to take shape," said course instructor
Associate Prof. Tom Wayman. "To watch and hear these impressive talents
emerge is always exciting."
Both courses include full-time University of Calgary students as well as
community members, Wayman said. The university's English Department
offers three levels of writing courses, plus a senior book-length
manuscript workshop. Admission to the introductory level course is open
to all, whereas students at the other levels submit portfolios to gain