We Should Know Each Other

I’m reading at the We Should Know Each Other event on Saturday, Sept. 29th. Here’s the description:


Pages is presenting Calgary writers you should know. Poetess goddess Jen Kunlire, followed by the Alexandra Writers Centre’s writer-in-residence, Lori Hahnel; the Calgary Distinguished Writers Program writer-in-residence, Deborah Willis; and local visionary, and newly Green Party candidate for Calgary Centre, Chris Turner. We start at 7:30 pm in room 206.



That’s at King Edward School, at 1720 30 Ave SW. We Should Know Each Other is a day long event featuring all kinds of people active in the community, from artists to historians. Should be very interesting.

Writing in the Works Fall 2012

The Writing in the Works committee has decided this year to add a fall reading to our roster to provide more reading opportunities for local writers. To wit:

Writing in the Works Fall 2012

November 1, 2012, 7 PM
Owl’s Nest Books, Brittania Shopping Centre, 815A – 49 Ave. SW, Calgary

Since 2008, Calgary’s Writing in the Works reading series has been celebrating the
writing process and showcasing works in progress by local writers,
presenting readings from books in progress, books coming out soon, and books on the prowl for publishers. This season’s readers are Dwayne Clayden, Allan Gallant, Shaun Hunter, Sarah Johnson and Elaine Morin, emceed by Lori Hahnel. Join us for an evening of readings and refreshments.

Brennan launch; Lewis launch; Perfect Youth

If it’s September, it must be time for Brian Brennan to have another launch, right? Right, indeed, and that’s just what he’ll be doing this Saturday at 2 PM at Memorial Park Library, this time in celebration of the beginning of his tenure as CPL’s 2012 writer-in-residence. CPL runs an excellent writer-in-residence program in the fall; you can take advantage of free writing programs led by Brian and submit work to him for a consultation — and it’s all free. Looking forward to seeing everyone there.

Next weekend is the launch of my friend and colleague Naomi K. Lewis’s new book of short fiction entitled I Know Who You Remind Me Of. That starts up at 2 PM, Saturday, Sept. 15 at Shelf Life Books, 1302 – 4 St. SW. All the best with your new book, Naomi!

Sam Sutherland’s new book on Canada’s old school punk scene, Perfect Youth: The Birth of Canadian Punk, will be released by ECW Press on October 1. Yay! Looking forward to seeing what exactly it was I said to Sam way back when he interviewed me. It looks to be an excellent book.

And Tuesday, it’s back to work for me. Sign up for a creative writing class at MRU — we have a lot of fun!