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Monday, May 17, 2010

One [sic] Calgary Party! May 20, Comrad Sound

One [sic] Calgary Party!

Thursday, 20 May 2010
7:30 pm
Comrad Sound
1511 14 St S.W.
Calgary, AB

Poetry by Claire Lacey, Ryan Fitzpatrick (Fake Math) and Nikki Reimer ([sic]). Music by Church of the Very Bright Lights and Morgan Greenwood.

By donation. Coffee, tea, goodies and books for sale.

Claire Lacey is the online spectre known as Poetactics. She also writes poetry and fiction. After Claire graduated from Glendon College with a degree in English literature and language, she fled Toronto to pursue her MA at the University of Calgary.

ryan fitzpatrick lives and writes in Calgary, where he is a former editor of filling Station magazine and past-curator of the Flywheel reading series. His first book, Fake Math, was published in 2007 by Snare Books. His current project, Commissioned Works, asks members of the community to commission poems that he will produce to their exacting specifications in an attempt to discover what people actually want from poetry (if anything).

Nikki Reimer is the author of [sic] (Frontenac House, 2010) and fist things first (Wrinkle Press Chapbook, 2009). She is a poet, blogger, curator, arts event planner and photographer of cats in East Vancouver, and a member of the Kootenay School of Writing collective. Reimer lived in Calgary for the first 24 years of her young(ish) life and is stoked to be celebrating the launch of her first book with so many excellent Calgary peeps.

Church of the Very Bright Lights is James Cullen and crimes, aka Chris Reimer. They describe their music as “progressive.”

Morgan Greenwood is an enigma wrapped in bacon

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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

MAY FLYWHEEL: April Showers Bring May Winterstormwarnings (!)

MAY FLYWHEEL: April Showers Bring May Winterstormwarnings (!)

Thursday May 6th at 7:30pm Pages Bookstore!

Join host Meghan Doraty for the May edition of Flywheel with local poets Kevin Stebner and Preet Gill. We're also thrilled to have Bernadette Wagner launching her book of poetry, *This hot place* (Thistledown Press)! *Thursday March 6th 2010 at 7:30pm sharp*!

AND don't miss our Flywheel teaser Tuesday, May 4th 8-9pm on *Writer's Block*,CJSW's weekly foray into literature. Join radio hosts Paul Kennett and Stephanie Weidmann for a special preview of some of our May Flywheel readers. Be sure to tune in to *Writer's Block*, 8-9pm Tuesday evenings - you won't be disappointed! CJSW: Calgary's independent radio - 90.9 fm or

Kevin Stebner
Preet Gill
Bernadette Wagner launching This hot place

Pages Books on Kensington
1135 Kensington Road NW
Thursday, March 4th
7:30pm SHARP

Flywheel is a monthly reading series, which runs every first Thursday, always at 7:30pm sharp at Pages. The series is curated by volunteers from the collective that brings you filling Station, your locally created, nationally distributed literary arts magazine. Email to find out more.