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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Reminder: Rhyme 'Em Cowboy multilaunch event this Thursday April 29th at Palomino

Dear Calgary friends,

Hello, this is Evan Munday from Coach House Books in Toronto. Just sending you a friendly reminder that on Thursday, April 29 -- To cap off National Poetry Month -- Talonbooks, Freehand Books, fillingStation and Coach House Books are teaming up to bring Calgary's poetry fans and readers 'Rhyme 'em, Cowboy,' a celebration of new poetry at The Palomino.

This event, hosted by the Griffin Prize-winning author of Eunoia, Christian Bök, will feature five great poets (Calgarians and out-of-towners alike) reading from brand-new books (and the brand-new issue of Calgary's own fillingStation). You'll hear and see poetry based on the harmonic music series, visual poetry based on anachronistic alphabets like Shorthand and Unifon, manifestoes of documentation and a not-overly-handy guide on how to write.

The readings will be followed by a musical set from Savk (solo project by former frontman of Beija Flor). 'Rhyme 'em, Cowboy' promises to be the most entertaining, feel-good poetry event of the the month, and a stellar way to end National Poetry Month.

Pages Books on Kensington will be on hand with copies of the poets' books and copies of fillingStation.

Rhyme 'em, Cowboy: Poetry at the Palomino
featuring readings by derek beaulieu, Dennis Cooley, Weyman Chan, Jesse Ferguson, Jani Krulc and kevin mcpherson eckhoff
hosted by Christian Bök
music by SAVK
Thursday, April 29, 2010
The Palomino, 109 – 7th Avenue SW
Calgary, AB
7 p.m.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Talonbooks Spring Launch 2010 hits Calgary tonight!

Date: April 27, 2010
Time: Doors at 7:30pm, Reading at 8:00pm
Auburn Saloon, 163 - 115 - 9th Ave SE
Admission: Free!

Featuring derek beaulieu, George Bowering, Weyman Chan, Stephen Collis, Frank Davey, Garry Thomas Morse, and Ken Norris reading from their new books of poetry (K...en Belford will not be at this particular event).

Kevin Williams

Monday, April 19, 2010

U of C's Creative Writing Program End of the Year Gala 2010

U of C's Creative Writing Program End of the Year Gala 2010

The End of Year Gala! Come see the University's of Calgary's Creative
Writing Students read some of their best work!

The Gala begins on Wednesday, April 21 at 5:30 p.m.

In the John Dutton Theatre at Central Library (616 MacLeod Trail SE)

Anyone and everyone who enjoys poetry, prose and all things literary
to spring from the U of C's Creative Writing Program.

If you have to ask, you'll never know.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Reminder: Lunch with Three Notorious Poets Thursday April 22 at the Calgary Central Library

Lunch with Three Notorious Poets Thursday, April 22

Central Library, 616 McLeod Trail S.E.
12:00 PM (noon),

“Lunch with Three Notorious Poets”: Join Robert Kroetsch, rob mclennan, and Alice Major, who are each launching new works.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Calgary International Spoken Word Festival 2010!

2010 Calgary International Spoken Word Festival April 07 - 16, 2010 Banff, Canmore; April 20 - 30, 2010 Calgary; April 27, 2010 Edmonton

Performances, Panels, Workshops, Electronic Events - Something for Everyone!

The Spoken Word Festival is back with a vengeance this April (National
Poetry Month), bigger and better than ever with 27 Events & over 100 Artists,
presenting the most eclectic and exotic collection of Spoken Word artists in
4 Cities (Banff, Calgary, Canmore & Edmonton)! This year's theme is Cabaret!
Moulin Rouge gone wild! There is going to be a plethora of amazing artists at
the "Pen-Ultimate" Cabarets (April 23-24, 2010).

"Straight" out of Ohio, harpist/accordionist/singer-songwriter Baby Dee headlines the event that also features Edmonton's Tippy Agogo, New York's Sini Anderson, Toronto's bill bissett, Washington DC's Regie Cabico, Calgary's T.L. Cowan, London England's Julie McNamara, Toronto's Billeh Nickerson, Montreal's Alexis O'Hara, Kelowna's Michael V. Smith, Toronto's Andrea Thompson + other Cabaret Acts.

Appealing - appalling - fabulous & slightly shocking. It is Cabaret! Expect the unexpected!

We are also expanding the horizons of spoken word with the development of our electronic broadcasts. Banff to the World - Live to the Web (April 14, 2010) is another event that must not be missed, transmitting the faculty members of the The Spoken Word Program (Washington DC's Regie Cabico, New York's Bob Holman, Toronto's evalyn parry, Banff's Steven Ross Smith, & Calgary's Sheri-D Wilson), joined by South Africa's Kobus Moolman, in creating instant art - on the spot! LIVE videopoems to the contours of the World! These broadcasts will air live from ports: The Bowery Project (New York), The Banff Centre, Calgary & Alaska. Tune-in from the comforts of home, or the bus, or the train, over-the-shoulder of a stranger's handheld, wherever!

Visit our website for
information for all our events and more -