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The City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize Finalists’ Readings

Thursday, April 28
7:00 pm, online via Zoom

Presented in partnership with Shelf Life Books

Join host, Lee Kvern, as she welcomes The City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize finalists virtually at Shelf Life Books on Thursday April 28th at 7:00 pm.

Please register to receive your link for an evening of fine literature and conversation.

HOST: Lee Kvern is an award-winning author of short stories and novels. Her stories in 7 Ways To Sunday have garnered the national CBC Literary Award, Western Magazine Award, Hazel Hilles Memorial Short Fiction Prize, and the Howard ‘O’ Hagan Award (twice) and CBC Alberta Anthology (twice). Her work has been produced for CBC Radio, published in Grain, Event, Descant, Air Canada enRoute, Tishman Review, Globe&Mail, subTerrain, Loft 112, Radical Books. On-line:,

Finalists on CBC Homestretch!

  • NEIL SURKAN: “Unbecoming”, a collection of poems from Calgarian Neil Surkan, is a finalist for this year’s W.O. Mitchell Book Prize. Surkan joins us to talk about his work.
  • JULIE SEDIVY: Coming soon!
  • JASPREET SINGH: Coming soon!

More information on this year’s finalists and the 2022 Calgary Awards: The Calgary Awards

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