Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Exploding Contest! Tune in to CJSW 90.9 on Thurs June 25 from 6-7 pm to win!

*NEWS*Updated June 23 09

Blow-Out Exploding Contest!

How deep are you? How low can you go?

You could perform alongside Clinton St. John (The Cape May, Pale Air Singers) with his band on one of his songs during his Saturday July 4th Exploding Concert performance, plus take home two Full Passes to Blow-Out, a subscription to filling Station Magazine, and a Clinton St. John CD!

For your chance to win, tune into CJSW 90.9 FM’s Writer's Block this Thursday, June 25th from 6 to 7 pm! Call in to the studio at (403) 220-3991 and read two lines of poetry in your deepest voice, and hosts Stephanie Weidmann & Paul Kennett (plus a special guest or two) will decide who's the deepest!

More about Writer's Block:

CJSW's weekly foray into literature just got a lot more local! New co-host Paul Kennett will join regular host Stephanie Weidmann to create a revamped literary program, focused on local events, writers, poets, publishers, while keeping an eye on the bigger literary picture across the country and around the world! Be sure to tune in to Writer's Block, 6-7pm Thursday evenings, you won't be disappointed!

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Announcing The 5th Annual Calgary Blow-Out! July 2-4 2009

Filling Station Magazine, NoD Magazine & CJSW present

The 5th Annual


7 Events Over 3 Days!
Thursday July 2 to Saturday July 4

This dangerously explosive festival, benefit, and launch for Filling Station Magazine and NoD Magazine once again puts the spotlight on Calgary’s innovative writing & arts community with
7 exciting events featuring readings, performances, concerts, art, film, and more!

TICKETS: $5 per Performance Event, $8 per Exploding Concert, or $20 Festival Pass. Available Now at Megatunes, Pages Books on Kensington, and Sloth Records!


Event A: Flywheel Throwdown & NoD Magazine Launch!
Thursday July 2, 7:00 PM, FREE
Pages Books on Kensington
1135 Kensington Road N.W.
Performers: Eva Gonzalez, Kye Kocher, John Creary, Andrew Barbero, Stephanie Davis,
Lesley Battler, Dale Herrington, Kim Tan MacNeal,
Jani Krulc (Guest Artist! Montreal)
Hosts: Ian Sampson & Ian Kinney

Event B: The Show Ain’t Over Performance Event
& Filling Station Issue 45 Launch
Friday July 3, 7:30 PM, $5
Arrata Opera Centre1315 - 7 Street SW
A fast-paced night of poetry, fiction, film, and performance!
Performers: Ian Kinney, Samantha Warwick, Helen Hajnoczky, Paul Kennett, Eric
Moschopedis & Samuel Garrigó Meza, Nikki Reimer (Guest Artist – Vancouver)
Host: Andrew Wedderburn

Event C: Exploding Concert!
Friday July 3, 9:30 PM, $8
Arrata Opera Centre1315 - 7 Street SW
Bands: The Beija Flor with Dolly Sillito

Event D: Independent Press & Arts Fair
Saturday July 4, 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 PM, FREE
Arrata Opera Centre1315 - 7 Street SW
Participants: Small pressers and artists hawk handmade books, glossy mags, zines, broadsides, CDs, art objets, handicrafts, and other enticing you-name-its.

Event E: Blow-Out Art Show & Sale
Ongoing throughout the Festival
Reception: Saturday July 4, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, FREE
Arrata Opera Centre1315 - 7 Street SW
Participants: Challenged to find new ways to present their work in Arrata’s no-nails heritage space, local artists show both art and ingenuity!
Music by: Kaley Kinjo

Event F: Til the Fat Lady Sings Performance Event
Saturday July 4, 7:30 PM, $5
Arrata Opera Centre1315 - 7 Street SW
An exciting mix of fiction, poetry, film, and theatre!
Performers: Colin Martin, W. Mark Giles, Ian Samuels, Swallow a Bicycle,
Jon Paul Fiorentino (Guest Artist - Montreal)
Host: Jen Kunlire

Event G: Exploding Concert!
Saturday, July 4, 9:30 PM, $8
Arrata Opera Centre1315 - 7 Street SW
Bands: Clinton St. John with The Ogden Owls

CONTACT: Laurie Fuhr, Managing Editor, Filling Station Magazine 403.999.2566 blowout.fs@gmail.com

ABOUT BLOW-OUT & FILLING STATION MAGAZINE: Since 1996, Filling Station Magazine has been an innovative locally-based non-profit literary and arts magazine with national distribution. Blow-Out started in 2004 to celebrate the diverse literary and arts talent in Calgary.


Friday, June 05, 2009

Two June Events Presented by Filling Station!

Talonbooks Launch!

Date: June 9 2009
Time: 7:30 PM
Venue: Pages Books on Kensington
1135 Kensington Rd NW, Calgary
Cost: Free
Presented by Filling Station

Join us for an evening of readings, conversation, and wine at Pages bookstore on Kensington! Talonbooks is pleased to be launching Adeena Karasick’s provocative and visually arresting book of verse, Amuse Bouche; griddle talk, a compilation of engaging brunch conversations between poet bill bissett and author Carol Malyon, plus bill's latest book of poetry, sublingual; a series of captivating poems, gifts, by rob mclennan; and collection of new short stories by Garry Thomas Morse, Death in Vancouver.


Pookapalooza! Pooka Press celebrates 15 years!

Date: June 15
Venue: Pages Books on Kensington
1135 Kensington Road N.W.
Time: 7:30 sharp
Cost: Reading is free and open to the public
Presented by Filling Station

Featuring readings from Shannon Rayne, ryan fitzpatrick, Laurie Fuhr (launching night flying), and Pooka Press publisher Warren Dean Fulton.

filling Station magazine is proud to host a celebration of the 15th anniversary of Vancouver/Ottawa’s own Pooka Press. Publisher Warren Dean Fulton will be in Calgary to help us toast one of Canada’s most vital micropresses.
Since 1994, Pooka Press has published stellar poetry from many Canadian writers, both established and emerging, including such luminaries as George Bowering, Susan Musgrave, and bill bissett. We hope you will join us for an evening of literary excitement and fun!


Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Filling Station Blow-Out Seeks Volunteers! July 2-4 2009

Filling Station Blow-Out Seeks Volunteers! July 2-4 2009

Volunteers are needed for Filling Station Magazine’s 5th Annual Blow-Out, July 2nd to 4th 2009. Held at Pages Books on Kensington and Arrata Opera Centre, this year’s festival is bigger than ever featuring 7 events: 3 performance events, an Independent Press & Arts Fair, The Blow-Out Art Show & Sale, and 2 Exploding Concerts.

If you would like to participate as a volunteer, or for more information about Filling Station Magazine or the incredible Blow-Out festival, please email Laurie via blowout.fs@gmail.com or call 403-999-2566

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