Tuesday, May 13, 2008

June Flywheel: Cross-Pollination

The June Flywheel Experiment: Cross-Pollination

Please join us at McNally Robinson for our daringest, death-defyingest Flywheel Experiment to date: for your entertainment, we have paired up two fiction writers and two poets and asked them to collaborate. Featuring the talents of ryan fitzpatrick, Jonathan Ball, Angie Abdou and Joni Krats, the Corss-Pollination Experiment will surely be a night to remember. Don't miss this epic generic battle-royale, taking place Thursday, June 5th at McNally Robinson Booksellers (120 8 Avenue SW).

Please note that this flywheel will be taking place at a special, earlier time: 5pm. This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, please contact Natalie Zina Waschots (nzwalschots@gmail.com), bronwyn haslam (bdhaslam@ucalgary.ca) or Emily Elder (emily.elder@gmail.com).

Claudia Dey Launches Stunt at pages

Stunt Calgary Book Launch
featuring Claudia Dey
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Pages Books on Kensington, 1135 Kensington Road NW
7:30 p.m.

Dey is renowned as a playwright (Trout Stanley, The Gwendolyn Poems) and known as a Globe and Mail columnist ('Group Therapy'), but Stunt proves her talents extend to narrative literature, as well. Her novel. Stunt, is a kaleidoscopic quest filled with funambulists, fires and macabre twins.

'You want to read this novel carefully; you want to read it again ... Hypnotic and dazzling, Stunt is, quite simply, a feat.' – Globe and Mail

'It’s as if poet Anne Carson and satirist Mordecai Richler accidentally collided at a drunken PEN fundraiser to produce a mischievous, magical and observant girl-child.' – Toronto Star

‘Claudia Dey’s debut novel is like a snowflake, utterly unique, compellingly intricate and sparkle-riven, sharp as broken crystal and just as dazzling. Stunt is daring, poignant, full of abandon and abandonment, wistful and funny. Brilliant.’ – Lisa Moore

Come out and show your support for this talented novelist.