Leap Night Open Mic; Groundhog Day; Upcoming

I’m heading out to the special Feb. 29 edition of the Alexandra Writers’ Open Mic Night. That starts up at 7 PM at Owl’s Nest Books, located in the lovely Brittania Shopping Plaza at 815A 49 Ave. SW. Readings, refreshments, fun, all that sort of thing. And if you’re one of those people who like books, it so happens Owl’s Nest has those, too. Plus I understand there’s some talk of beer involved.

And yeah, Groundhog Day. What’s up with that, Lori, you’re thinking. Wasn’t that like a month ago? It was indeed. I refer to Groundhog Day the movie, wherein the characters are doomed to live out the same day over and over and over again. I feel like my novel-in-waiting is in a bit of a Groundhog Day thing, here. But soon enough, something will have to happen, I suppose.

Up next: Writing in the Works 5, at 1:30 PM Saturday, March 10 at Memorial Park Library, 1221 – 2 St. SW. This year’s lineup of readers is Rea Tarvydas, Robin van Eck, myself, Jane Cawthorne and Rita Bozi; hosted by Rona Altrows. Always a good time!

And then another multi-reader event the evening of March 15: When Cowgirls get the Blues, 7 PM at Shelf Life Books, 1302 – 4 St. SW. Readings that night from me, Lee Kvern, Betty Jane Hegerat, Barb Howard and Nerys Parry. There will also be wine and some of Lee’s famous and suggestive cupcakes. Yee-haw!

Well, back to work. Hope to see you at an event!

Writing in the Works 5; When Cowgirls Get the Blues

The FreeFall Magazine launch was a most excellent time! Big crowd, big readings, lots of laughs and wine and cheese. Thanks to everyone who came out, and thanks also to Owl’s Nest for hosting, and Micheline and Lynn for organizing.

Coming up next are a couple of readings I’m taking part in next month. Writing in the Works 5 is Saturday, March 10, 1:30 PM, at Memorial Park Library, 1221 – 2 St SW. Here’s the press release:

Back for a fifth year of luscious literary samplings, Writing in the Works, Memorial Park Library, and emcee Rona Altrows are proud to present Calgary writers Rea Tarvydas, Robin van Eck, Lori Hahnel, Jane Cawthorne, and Rita Bozi reading from books in progress, books coming out soon, and books on the prowl for publishers.

Writing in the Works was created by Rona Altrows and Lori Hahnel in 2008 to celebrate the 
writing process and showcase works in progress by local writers.

Right after that is an event I’m doing the evening of March 15th at Shelf Life Books, When Cowgirls Get the Blues, poster below. Cool! Looking forward to both these readings very much.IRLS