Friday, August 31, 2007

The Third Annual Calgary Blow-Out!

filling Station is thrilled to announce...

The Third Annual


Friday, September 14 – 7:00 PM

Saturday, September 15 – 1:00 PM

Saturday, September 15 – 7:00 PM

All Events at the Carpenter’s Union Hall

(310 10th St NW)


This explosive literary festival puts the spotlight on Calgary’s talented writing community, featuring over twenty poets, playwrights and fiction writers that are either locally-based, or who have strong ties to the city, including:

Robert Majzels

Kevin McPherson-Eckhoff

Sina Queyras

William Neil Scott

Brea Burton Chris Ewart

Emily Elder

Bronwyn Haslam

Emily Carr

Mark Hopkins

Peter Norman

Laurie Fuhr

Helen Hajnoczky

Weyman Chan

Ian Kinney

Jaspreet Singh

Ross Priddle

Aaron Giovannone

Garth Whelan

Shane Rhodes

The writers will be joined by musical guests Heather Blush and The Lonely Hunters !

filling Station Film Editor Garth Whelan will present a series of short films.

ryan fitzpatrick, derek beaulieu, and Natalie Simpson will serve as hosts for the events.

Of course, there’ll also be books, booze and the long-awaited launch of filling Station #39!

All events are absolutely FREE and open to the public. Join us in celebration of Calgary’s booming literary talent!


Natalie Zina Walschots

Managing Editor, filling Station



The Calgary Blow-Out! was founded in 2005 as a celebration of Calgary’s vibrant literary community. The former Managing Editor of filling Station, derek beaulieu, founded the event out of good-natured frustration when he realized there was simply too much happening in the Calgary literary scene to see it all, and so he created the Blow-Out! as a fête for the community at large. This is filling Station’s third annual Calgary Blow-Out!

ABOUT filling Station

filling Station is a literary magazine based in Calgary, Alberta, that is dedicated to showcasing innovative poetry, fiction, drama, film and visual art, and to promotion local and international arts communities. This year’s Calgary Blow-Out! will see the launch of filling Station’s 39th issue.


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