Wednesday, April 18, 2007


Alberta Magazines Get AMPed Up

The Alberta Magazine Publishers Association (AMPA) announces a stellar line-up for its AMPed Up reading taking place on Tuesday, April 24, at 7:30pm at Pages in Kensington.

As part of a new campaign to highlight the quality and diversity of the creative milieu in which Alberta Magazines thrive, AMPA’s new AMPed Up series will kick off with readings from Alberta-based writers Christopher Wiseman, Robert Majzels and Emily Carr.

The eclectic mix of literary styles and artists will showcase the energy and diversity of the arts and lit scene present in Alberta magazines.

Described as a “playful poet…brutally honest about the world and about himself,” Christopher Wiseman is the author of In John Updike’s Room, recent winner of the W.O. Mitchell City of Calgary Book Award and founder of the University of Calgary’s Creative Writing Department. He was the judge of Freefall magazine’s 2006 writing contest.

Robert Majzels, a current professor of creative writing at the University of Calgary and Governor General's Award winner for Translation, recently moved from Montreal to Calgary. He is the author of Apikoros Sleuth, a poetic exploration of the limits of language, and a philosophical inquiry into the terrain of ethics, issues of life, death, guilt and community which employs the form of the Jewish Talmud. He is the interim faculty advisor for dANDdelion magazine.

Of no relation to her famous namesake, Emily Carr is a PhD student at the U of C and a member of the editorial collectives of both dANDdelion and filling station magazines. Recently relocated to Calgary from North Carolina, Emily has been published internationally across the US and UK in magazines such as Third Coast, the Exquisite Corpse, and Fire. Her writing explores subjectivity, lyric and erasure poetics and she will be reading from her recent collection Sprawl.

Join AMPA for an incredible and diverse literary evening and experience. Entry is free, with a complimentary wine and cheese to follow. As well, representatives from Alberta’s arts and lit magazines will be present.

The action starts at 7:30pm sharp, April 24.

Pages on Kensington, 1135 Kensington Road N.W.

For more information, contact:

Josh Smith
Communications and Program Assistant

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

May flywheel - Serial Poetics

filling Station magazine presents:

May flywheel – Serial Poetics!

Performances by:

Lisa Rose Berreth-Feragen (Red Mile Revenge)
Kirk Miles (Single Onion)
Leif Baradoy & Rhett Soveran (Soundlines)
Sabo (Thought Express)

... and hosted by Mark Hopkins!

Thursday, May 3 – 7:30 pm
McNally Robinson –
120 8th Ave SW

You didn’t think flywheel was the only reading series in town, did you? In a celebration of community, flywheel has invited four other local reading series – Red Mile Revenge, Single Onion, Soundlines and Thought Express – to put together an all-star lineup of literary maestros. Join us for a taste of Calgary’s diverse poetic offerings!

PLUS: Don’t forget the flywheel prize draw! Not only will attendees get to hear top-notch literature, but they’ll also have the chance to win swag from filling Station magazine and McNally Robinson Booksellers.

EXTRA BONUS: Sandy Lam’s limited edition flywheel poster, up for grabs in July 2007, continues to accumulate writers’ signatures in special silver ink!

Every month since November 2003, filling Station magazine's flywheel reading series has brought poetry, prose, music, lectures and performance to the heart of downtown Calgary. It’s a place for first-time readers to share the stage with professional authors, for Calgary audiences to see their favourite writers alongside the next generation of literary superstars.

CONTACT: Mark Hopkins
403.710.0093 –

Next flywheel: June 7, 2007
McNally Robinson –
120 8th Ave SW

Monday, April 02, 2007

Eleventh Transmission Birthday Issue: Spoken Word Spectacular

Eleventh Transmission is one year old!

So it is fitting that in this new issue we present to you what is by leaps and bounds the most jam-packed issue we have ever put out. Scattered throughout the pages of this issue, you'll find:

  • the work of 21 poets from all over the world, including Lynn Strongin
  • the names of the winners of our fiction and haiku contests, including the winning story and the three winning haiku
  • lots of video of hot poetry action
  • a listing of the most popular content from the past year (as chosen by you),
  • articles on hemp, weather, democratic action,
  • an announcement for our new fiction contest,
  • photos from San Francisco,
  • the launch of our new store,
  • and even more!

This issue is so huge, it will take you the full two months to get through it all. Get started!