Sunday, September 25, 2005

A dANDy flywheel in October!


Jessica Grant
Amy Joy Hild
Colin Martin
William Neil Scott

Wednesday, October 5, 7:00 pm
McNally Robinson, 120 8 Ave SW

It's a mixed-up month for flywheel! A Wednesday night? Mark Hopkins MIA?? What's going on?!

Join guest-hosts Natalie Zina Walschots and Jordan Nail as dANDelion magazine hijacks flywheel and takes it on a joyride!

Then, come back in November as flywheel returns to its regularly scheduled second Thursday. Two words... POETRY SLAM!

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Oh, that's just our Adrian Kelly!

from the Coach House website

6 October – Adrian Michael Kelly launches Down Sterling Road in Calgary

Join Adrian Michael Kelly as he launches Down Sterling Road in Calgary. Down Sterling Road tracks and traces the life of eleven-year-old Jacob McKnight, whose family life is shattered by a tragic accident. Parsing the anatomy of childhood with wisdom, wit and wonder, it’s one of the most charismatic books you’ll read all year. Presented in conjunction with Pages Books on Kensington.

6 October, 7.30 pm
The Heritage Room
Hillhurst United Church
1227 Kensington Close NW

Wednesday, September 21, 2005



Susan Holbrook is the author of Misled (Red Deer Press, 1999)‹a beautiful work of poetry, short-listed for both the Pat Lowther Memorial Award and the Stephen J. Stephensson Award. Originally a doctoral candidate at the University of Calgary (where she completed a dissertation on 20th-century poetics, under the supervision of Fred Wah), she currently works as a full-time professor, teaching North American Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Windsor. She is the editor of the recent issue of Windsor Review on erotica, and her work has been published in numerous publications including Absinthe, Open Letter, West Coast Line, and Windsor Review. Her most recent release is entitled Good Egg Bad Seed (Nomados, 2004).

DATE: Tuesday, September 27
TIME: 4:00 PM
PLACE: The University of Calgary, Social Science, Room 105


Sunday, September 18, 2005

battle of the juxtaposed

battle of the juxtaposed
sting spoken word poetry


Danielle Arsenault
Chester Fibber
Mark Hopkins
Ian Samuels
Jester Suzuki
and music by the feel

September 22, 8:30 pm
Karma Cafe, 2139 33 Ave SW (Marda Loop)
Tickets $7 @ the door, Sloth Records or Megatunes

Friday, September 16, 2005

Prairie? Nope. Post-Prairie!

Mark it on your calendars!

Please join McNally-Robinson & Talonbooks as we celebrate the launch of

Post-PRAIRIE: An Anthology of New Poetry
Edited by Jon Paul Fiorentino and Robert Kroetsch

Saturday, OCT 22 6:00pm
McNally-Robinson Booksellers
120 8th Ave SW

featuring readings by Calgarian poets:
derek beaulieu
Louis Cabri
Jason Christie
ryan fitzpatrick
Jill Hartman
Natalie Simpson
and hosted by editor Jon Paul Fiorentino.

“Prairie poetry,” as it came to be known in the 20th century, has found no more eloquent and accomplished a practitioner than Robert Kroetsch. Yet the North American prairie his work has made so recognizably visible in all of its characteristic particularities is changing profoundly in the 21st century. This change is marked by the transition of a cultural identity primarily rooted in place, to one that is rooted in a rapidly fragmenting, urbanizing, technology-based globalization. In an opening dialogue between the archetypal practitioner of this poetics of place, Robert Kroetsch, and a new practitioner of a poetics of the search for the often sublimated sign, Jon Paul Fiorentino, the reader bears witness to a rare literary event—a master passing on his legacy to the students who have become his peers—the transition from the unifying classic articulation of place to the diaspora of the vernaculars it has engendered.

Please - spread the word!

Wednesday, September 14, 2005


NeWest Press, Pages Bookstore and The NEW Gallery invite you to the launch of two new books of poetry:

by Nina Berkhout

In THIS WAY THE ROAD, Nina Berkhout (author of "Letters from Deadman's Cay") spins a catastrophic tale of love set amidst the chaos of a blindingly white museum display on the Hindenburg Zeppelin. Berkhout lives in Winnipeg where she works as a historical researcher.

by Shawna Lemay

In BLUE FEAST, award-winning poet Shawna Lemay examines the poetry in motherhood, marriage and the prosaic nature of the everyday. Lemay deftly unsettles the dust on the mundane by candidly writing about profoundly personal experiences.

Please: spread the word!

516D - 9th ave sw
calgary, alberta

Monday, September 12, 2005

Liberate the Voice Day

The Spoken Word Arts Network presents:

Liberate the Voice Day
September 17, 2005

Spoken Word by:

Möe Clark
Samuel Garrigo Meza
Michael Green
Kirk Miles
Sheri-D Wilson

Big Secret Theatre, EPCOR Centre for the Performing Arts
Saturday, September 17, 2005
10:00 pm, pay-what-you-can

The Spoken Word Arts Network (SWAN) presents the first annual Liberate the Voice Day, a National celebration of spoken word and the oral tradition.

The Calgary event, co-sponsored by
the Calgary International Spoken Word Festival
Single Onion and
One Yellow Rabbit Theatre ,
spotlights four local artists in the heart of downtown’s cultural district. All of Calgary is invited to help us speak the word!

For more information contact:
Sheri-D Wilson

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

The Newspaper

"The Newspaper" by derek beaulieu

OCTOBER 3-7, 2005
reception THURSDAY OCTOBER 6th, 2005 5:00-7:00pm
The Little Gallery
6th floor, Art Building
University of Calgary
2500 University Dr NW, Calgary, Alberta


Marshall McLuhan stated that reading the newspaper was an exercise in cubism in the everyday world.

derek beaulieu's "The Newspaper" examines the format and the reading of a daily newspaper -- a single painting for every page of an average issue of The Calgary Herald. The day was picked at random - July 18, 2002 - in order to reflect no single news event but rather to suggest the quotidian information which fills every issue. This project does not respond to the reading of a "news-worthy" event, but rather to the newspaper as a form and to the information cited within its pages.

3 years in its completion, "The Newspaper" consists of 124 full sized (14 ½" x 26 ½") painted reproductions of every page of the July 18, 2002 issue of The Calgary Herald replacing each article or advertisement with a flat block of colour, with no single colour duplicated. This was accomplished by initially counting and tabulating every article of the newspaper into eight categories: international, national, provincial and local news, business, sports, arts and health. Each category was then assigned a single colour, and every article within each category is a separate and distinguishable shade of that colour, resulting in an array of 156 unique shades each designating a different article within the newspaper's structure. The resultant paintings are reminiscent of Piet Mondrian work in his stark flat regions of dynamic colour, as well as constructivist and conceptual artists like Mayakovsky and leWitt.

However, while Mondrian explored motion and the interplay of colour, beaulieu is interested in how colour both informs and reflects a traditionally "literary" action - reading.

By reading the newspaper through "The Newspaper", beaulieu explores the way that information is presented to us, and the way that we are informed by its packaging. The newspaper is taken for granted as an "artless" media, a utilitarian media devoid of non-informative spaces. This is clearly not the case.

"The Newspaper"; the complete series of 124 paintings will be on display through The Little Gallery (located on the 6th floor of the Arts Building, University of Calgary, 2500 University Dr. NW. Calgary Alberta) OCTOBER 3-7th, 2005.

This project was completed through generous support of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts.

For more information, contact:

derek beaulieu

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

September flywheel!

Readings by:

Mark Giles
Jason Christie
Chris Ewart
Brea Burton
Jane Chamberlin Grove

... and hosted by Mark Hopkins!

Thursday, September 8, 7:00 pm
McNally Robinson, 120 8 Ave SW

Join a whole schwack of current/recent English grad students from the U of C as they spin wicked words and welcome their new colleagues to the program!

Sexiness assured, possibly rowdy.

Friday, September 02, 2005

Shameless Propaganda!

Hey Kids!

You may have remembered some loverly chapbooks being sold at the bookstall at the Fantabulous Blow-Out! Even that recently graced out fair city. A wee, though bright orange publication, called Blow Out!: Pylons, sponsored by the dANDelion Magazine Society and put togetehr by yours truly. In addition to containing some really cool pieces by a number of our brilliant readers, they are ORANGE. Have I mentioned the orange?

More great news: I have a some left! Woohoo! If anyone is interested, a spiffy little volume can indeed be yours for the low-low price of only $3. If anyone would like them, lemme know and I can hook you up. They make great stocking stuffers. Or turkey stuffers. back-to-school stuffers?

all gifts should be stuffed!

Also, everyone who doesn't yet have one, or several, of derek beaulieu's and Jordan Scott's respective chapbooks needs to hit up Fiddy (ryan fitzpatrick for those not in the know =)) for copies. They are *gorgeous*. No, really. No. Really. They rock rock on. You must buy them. One day, you can sell them for millions on E-bay. Really.