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October 2019

The Imaginairium by Wordfest

October 21
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until October 23, 2019

Multiple Venues Calgary, Canada + Google Map
Prices vary

Take in ten lively days of workshops, readings, performances and more as The Imaginairium by Wordfest returns with 76 artists at 56 events throughout the inner city. Wordfest is bringing together a collection of world-class literary voices at this annual Fall festival dedicated to celebrating authors and ideas. This year, the festival welcomes guests from across the country and around the globe, including authors, poets, musical acts and more. Image courtesy of Wordfest.

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Wordfest Presents Alexander McCall Smith (To The Land Of Long Lost Friends)

October 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
$25

Alexander McCall Smith's newest book To The Land Of Long Lost Friends marks his 20th edition to the "No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency" series. As Mma Precious Ramotswe takes on a new case for a childhood acquaintance, she's reminded of the value of tried and true wisdom and to never judge a book by its cover as the story unfolds. This event will feature an on-stage interview, followed by an audience Q&A as well as a book signing. Photograph courtesy of Wordfest.

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November 2019

A Conversation with Quincy Troupe

November 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Central Library, 800 3 St. S.E.
Calgary, Canada
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Free

Join legendary New York City jazz poet Quincy Troupe for this special conversation at the Central Library. Troupe is best known as the author of Miles and Me: The Autobiography of Miles Davis, and The Pursuit of Happyness, written with the memoir's subject, Chris Gardner. This look into Troupe's momentous career will be hosted by CKUA's David Ward, and is presented by JazzYYC and the Calgary Spoken Word Society as part of JazzWalk. Photograph courtesy JazzYYC.

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Air Salt Book Launch

November 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Shelf Life Books, 100, 1302 4 St. S.W. + Google Map
Free admission

Ian Kinney's new experimental poetry book Air Salt will be celebrated with readings at Shelf Life Books on Saturday, November 16. In it, Kinney "(un)writes hospitalization and recovery, using poetry as neuro-rehabilitation" — work he completed after being severely injured in a seven-story fall. Joining him are Colin Martin, Natalie Simpson, Suzette Mayer, and Paul Zits, who will all read works, plus event host Helen Hajnoczky. Book cover courtesy of University of Calgary Press.

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ISA Third Thursdays

November 21 @ 7:00 pm
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One event on October 17, 2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on November 21, 2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on December 19, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Buchanan’s Chop House & Whisky Bar, 738 3 Ave. S.W.
Calgary, Canada
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Free admission

The International Screenwriters Association has a new, monthly gathering taking place in Calgary. On the third Thursday of each month (with the exception of the first event being on Wednesday, September 18), screenwriters are welcomed to mix and mingle with their peers, enter to win door prizes, hear from special guests and explore the perks of the professional association's network. Attendees will also receive a free three-month membership to International Screenwriters Association Connect. Photograph courtesy of the International Screenwriters Association.

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Take in ten lively days of workshops, readings, performances and more as The Imaginairium by Wordfest returns with 76 artists at 56 events throughout the inner city. Wordfest is bringing together a collection of world-class literary voices at this annual Fall festival dedicated to celebrating authors and ideas. This year, the festival welcomes guests from across the country and around the globe, including authors, poets, musical acts and more.

Image courtesy of Wordfest.

Alexander McCall Smith’s newest book To The Land Of Long Lost Friends marks his 20th edition to the “No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency” series. As Mma Precious Ramotswe takes on a new case for a childhood acquaintance, she’s reminded of the value of tried and true wisdom and to never judge a book by its cover as the story unfolds. This event will feature an on-stage interview, followed by an audience Q&A as well as a book signing.

Photograph courtesy of Wordfest.

Join legendary New York City jazz poet Quincy Troupe for this special conversation at the Central Library. Troupe is best known as the author of Miles and Me: The Autobiography of Miles Davis, and The Pursuit of Happyness, written with the memoir’s subject, Chris Gardner. This look into Troupe’s momentous career will be hosted by CKUA’s David Ward, and is presented by JazzYYC and the Calgary Spoken Word Society as part of JazzWalk.

Photograph courtesy JazzYYC.

Ian Kinney’s new experimental poetry book Air Salt will be celebrated with readings at Shelf Life Books on Saturday, November 16. In it, Kinney “(un)writes hospitalization and recovery, using poetry as neuro-rehabilitation” — work he completed after being severely injured in a seven-story fall. Joining him are Colin Martin, Natalie Simpson, Suzette Mayer, and Paul Zits, who will all read works, plus event host Helen Hajnoczky.

Book cover courtesy of University of Calgary Press.

The International Screenwriters Association has a new, monthly gathering taking place in Calgary. On the third Thursday of each month (with the exception of the first event being on Wednesday, September 18), screenwriters are welcomed to mix and mingle with their peers, enter to win door prizes, hear from special guests and explore the perks of the professional association’s network. Attendees will also receive a free three-month membership to International Screenwriters Association Connect.

Photograph courtesy of the International Screenwriters Association.

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