Monday, November 19, 2007

The Calgary Extravanganza

filling Station Magazine and the Snaring the New West Tour are thrilled to announce:

The Calgary Extravanganza!

This fall has been an incredible season for Calgary authors. No less than twelve local authors have launched books just in the last few weeks. Please join us as we celebrate all the recent success in the Calgary literary community with a marathon reading.

The Calgary Extravaganza will take place from 7pm to 10pm on December 8th at Lunchbox Theatre ( 2nd Level, Bow Valley Square, 229, 205-5th Ave SW).

Readers include:

derek beaulieu -- Flatland (Information as Material)
Brea Burton and Jill Hartman - Booty: Hurricane Jane and Typhoon Mary (The Mercury Press)
Glen Dresser - Correction Road (Oberon Press)
ryan fitzpatrick - Fake Math (Snare Books)
Diane Guichon - Birch Split Bark (Nightwood Editions)
Cara Hedley - Twenty Miles (Coach House Books)
Claire Huot - The Prison Tangram (The Mercury Press)
Robert Majzels - The Humbugs Diet (The Mercury Press)
Riley Rossmo - Proof (Image)
William Neil Scott - Wonderfull (NeWest Press)
Natalie Zina Walschots - Thumbscrews (Snare Books)

Thank you for all your support and we can't wait to see you there.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Natalie Simpson & Suzanne Zelazo at Pages

filling Station is proud to present an evening of poetry by:
Suzanne Zelazo & Natalie Simpson

November 15, 7:30pm at Pages Books!

Free admission!

Join filling Station (with support from The University of Calgary Creative Writing Research Group and the Canada Council) as we present an evening of poetry with 2 of Canada's leading poets!

Suzanne Zelazo is a Toronto poet and author of Parlance (Coach House 2003), a book of poems that range from experiments in fragmenting sentences from Virginia Woolf’s Through the lighthouse to prose poems bridging the confessional and abstract. She is also the editor-in-chief of Queen Street Quarterly (a journal of contemporary writing), and a Ph.D. candidate in English at York University, a part-time competitive runner, and full-time identical twin.

Natalie Simpson is a former Managing Editor at filling Station, a recent graduate from UBC's law school and author of accrete or crumble (Linebooks 2006). Her work has been featured in magazines and anthologies across Canada.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Cara Hedley Jessica Westhead Launch

On Thursday!

Monday, November 05, 2007

Eleventh Transmission Issue 16! + Launching New Open Mic

Dear readers,

Issue 16 of Eleventh Transmission is now online. Featuring coverage of the 2007 Canadian Festival of Spoken Word in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Plus lots more great articles, poems, fiction, videos, and more!

We are happy to announce the launch of our new open mic reading series:
Passion Pitch Poetry at Oolong Tea House. Wednesday, November 21, 8pm.

Passion Pitch Poetry is a new monthly open mic poetry reading series and showcase that will allow local and visiting artists to perform in a welcoming atmosphere intended to foster personal and artistic growth. Passion Pitch Poetry will happen on the third Wednesday of every month at Oolong Tea House in Kensington (110 10th Street NW Calgary).

Every month, the open mic will be followed by a featured performance by a local or visiting artist. In keeping with Eleventh Transmission's goal of bringing different audiences together, the feature will be a performer in any of a number of disciplines. Often a poet, sometimes a musician, performance artist, or
anyone else that can be imagined with creative use of the provided space.

We are happy to announce that the featured performer for the first Passion Pitch Poetry event will be the always sensational Moe Clark. Visit for more details.