Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Nicole Brossard joined in Calgary by Erín Moure, Robert Majzels, and Robert Kroetsch

The Believer says that "Brossard conflates writing with lovemaking — 'at the hour of bedsheets or ink'—[her] poems forming a grammar of desire, like a diagrammed body." But see for yourself — why believe The Believer?

On September 24, literary legend Nicole Brossard, two-time winner of the Governor General's Award for Poetry, will give a reading in Calgary to celebrate the English translation of her book Notebook of Roses and Civilization (published by Coach House Books). Brossard will be joined by her translators, Governor General's Award-winning authors Erín Moure and Robert Majzels. The event takes place at the Nickle Arts Museum on the University of Calgary campus at 7:30 p.m. The event is a pre-launch for a special themed issue of dANDelion magazine, which focuses on "Radical Translations" and will contain work by all three authors.

Then, on September 25, Brossard is joined by Governor General's Award-winning author Robert Kroetsch for a Q&A on campus at 3:00 p.m., in Science Theatre 147. Don't miss this valuable opportunity to talk with two of Canada's most significant writers in an intimate venue.

Both events are free and open to the public — that's four of Canada's best writers, for the price of none.

Presented by dANDelion magazine, Coach House Books, and the English Department at the University of Calgary, with generous funding from the Canada Council for the Arts, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Calgary Arts Development, and Canadian Heritage.

Friday, September 07, 2007

October Flywheel

Just because we can't let our audience get to comfortable, flywheel is shaking it up as things cool down with an alternate date and location for this month's reading.

When: Tuesday, October 2nd @ 7pm !
Where: Pages Books in Kensington !

It's not just the shake up that makes October's flywheel special. This month, we present four exceptionally talented women who have been published by Coach House books:

Rachel Zolf (Human Resources, Spring 2007)
Sarah Lang (Work of Days, Fall 2007)
Julia Williams (The Sink House, Fall 2004)
Jill Hartman (A Painted Elephant, Spring 2003)

CONTACT: flywheel.fS@gmail.com

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Blow-Out! 3 schedule of events

Friday night: September 14th, 7pm

host: Natalie Simpson

readers: Emily Elder, Helen Hajnoczky, Mark Hopkins, Brea Burton, Shane Rhodes, Jani Krulc, Jaspreet Singh, Robert Majzels

music: The Lonely Hunters

Saturday afternoon: September 15th 1pm

host: ryan fitzpatrick

readers: Ian Kinney, Ross Priddle, Kevin McPherson-Eckhoff, Chris Ewart, Weyman Chan

music: Heather Blush

Saturday night: September 15th, 7pm

host: derek beaulieu

readers: Emily Carr, Bronwyn Haslam, Peter Norman, Laurie Fuhr, Aaron Giovannone, William Neil Scott, Sina Queyras

film: Garth Whelan

Saturday, September 01, 2007

September Flywheel!

September 6th, 7pm
McNally Robinson Booksellers

This month's flywheel features some of the newest members of Calgary's literary community: the U of C's incoming creative writing students. This month's talented readers are:

Sable Sweetgrass
Michael Yip
Ian Sampson

CONTACT: flywheel.fS@gmail.com

Next flywheel: September 2, 2007