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From: 08/Aug/2019 - To: 31/Oct/2019 - Subject: Events - Author Readings, Events - Arts & Culture, Reading & Writing

2019 Author in Residence Launch

Please join us as we welcome Jaspreet Singh as our 2019 Author in Residence. Jaspreet will read from his memoir-in-progress, and outline plans for his residency. Includes a book signing.

Audience: Adults

Book Discussion Group: Adult

Join other book lovers and discover new or classic titles in facilitated discussions.

Audience: Adults

Fresh Frames

Join the Quickdraw Animation Society for our yearly screening of incredible, wild and wacky animations produced by local youth, paired with a spirited selection of animated shorts from the National Film Board of Canada archive.

Audience: All Ages

Frontenac House Presents Quartet 2019

Join us for the launch of four bold new poetry books: Against Forgetting by Keith Garebian, Baddie One Shoe by Natalie Meisner, common brown house moths by Laura Zacharin, and Waterline Immersion by Conrad Scott.

Audience: Adults

Migration Stories: A creative writing workshop

Novelist Jaspreet Singh will conduct a creative writing workshop, with a special focus on migration, and the balance between fact and fiction, invention and truth, what happened and what could have happened. How does one bring life to characters and their objects and places? This workshop is for beginners. All ages welcome.

Audience: All Ages

NaNoWriMo: Dynamic Dialogue Workshop

Learn how to make your characters sound less like robots and more like real people, and write conversations that you'd actually want to listen to.

Audience: Adults

NaNoWriMo: Q and A with Calgary NaNoWriMo

Panicked about 50,000 words in one month? Bring all your questions and come find out why we know you can do it.

Audience: Adults

NaNoWriMo: Striking Settings Workshop

Feel like your story takes place in front of a blank wall? Learn how to bring background details alive and make your setting sparkle.

Audience: Adults

Podcast Live! with Stop Podcasting Yourself

Stop Podcasting Yourself is a 3-time Canadian Comedy Award winning podcast based out of Vancouver, BC. The weekly free form comedy podcast, which features a different guest each week, has fans around the world and is the only Canadian podcast featured on the Maximum Fun network.

Audience: Adults

Polyglot: Multilingual Readings by Calgary Writers

Jaspreet Singh, who speaks almost five languages, will host local writers who engage with two or more languages in their work, including Helen Hajnoczky (Hungarian), paulo da costa (Portuguese), Sharanpal Ruprai (Punjabi) and Trent Fox (Stoney Nakoda).

Audience: Adults

PrintedWord: The Salon Series with Heather Huston and Doug Neilson

In 2017, Alberta Printmakers and Loft 112 initiated Print(ed) Word to explore book inspired relationships. The result was a collaboration between a selection of 12 Alberta printmakers and 12 writers. Print(ed) Word is a collection of 12 handmade artist books now on permanent display at Central Library. Join the authors and artists for a series of presentations on their writing, art, and the process of collaborating to make their book. Presented with the generous support of the J K L MacLachlan Family Fund.

Audience: Adults

PrintedWord: The Salon Series with Wendy Tokaryk and Caitlynn Cummings

In 2017, Alberta Printmakers and Loft 112 initiated Print(ed) Word to explore book inspired relationships. The result was a collaboration between a selection of 12 Alberta printmakers and 12 writers. Print(ed) Word is a collection of 12 handmade artist books now on permanent display at Central Library. Join the authors and artists for a series of presentations on their writing, art, and the process of collaborating to make their book. Presented with the generous support of the J K L MacLachlan Family Fund.

Audience: Adults

Second Chances with Kerry Gladue

Kerry Gladue, a second generation residential school survivor as well as a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, shares his profound story of moving from a place of trauma and addiction to a life of hope and healing.

Audience: Adults

Talking Books Group

A monthly review of new titles from the Library's special collections for blind or visually impaired members.

Audience: Adults

The Trudeau Formula: Seduction and Betrayal in an Age of Discontent with Martin Lukacs

As an investigative journalist who has covered Canadian politics for more than a decade, Martin Lukacs questions whether centrism and the current Trudeau government has the answers to the crises of inequality, racism, and climate breakdown—or the rise of an angry right. Includes a book signing.

Audience: Adults

Truth, touch and time with T J Jablonski

Renowned physician, Dr. Ted Jablonski, transforms his personal and medical experiences into poems, articles, and short stories in this beautifully crafted collection.

Audience: Adults

Wall(s) with Cam Christiansen and Marcello Di Cintio

A screening of the highly acclaimed animated documentary Wall, followed by a discussion between the film director Christiansen and Walls author Di Cintio regarding the reality of the wall separating Israel and Palestine.

Audience: Adults

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