Thursday, August 10th, 2023 from 6pm to 9pm MDT
Community Wise Patio (Behind the building in the backyard.)
#223 – 12 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta
Free for WGA members
$5 for non-members
Please join us for a Summer Mixer in Calgary featuring readings by Lareina Abbott, Marcello Di Cintio, and Tasnuva Hayden. All ages are welcome. Non-alcoholic refreshments and small cash bar will be provided.
About the readers:
Lareina Abbott is a writer who pens Métis themed speculative fiction, essays and memoir. Her stories have a tie to the spiritual or natural world, and to ancestry, as she believes that these connections are how we will heal as a people and reclaim what has been previously lost. She received the 2023 Howard O’Hagan award for her short story “Ma Soeur Marie” published in the Prairie Witch Anthology and she is an emerging writer with the Audible Indigenous Writers Circle for 2023. She originates from a cattle ranch in northern British Columbia but currently lives and writes in Calgary on Métis Local 87 and Treaty 7 territory.
Marcello Di Cintio is the author of five books, including Walls: Travels Along the Barricades and Pay No Heed to the Rockets: Palestine in the Present Tense, both winners of the W. O. Mitchell City of Calgary Book Prize. Di Cintio’s writing has also appeared in publications such as The International New York Times, The Walrus, Canadian Geographic and Afar. Di Cintio has served as a writer-in-residence at the Calgary Public Library, the University of Calgary and the Palestine Writing workshop. Di Cintio’s newest book is Driven: The Secret Lives of Taxi Drivers.
Twitter: @DiCintio || http://marcellodicintio.com
Tasnuva Hayden is a writer based in Calgary, Alberta, where she works as a consulting engineer and editor for filling Station, Canada’s experimental literary magazine. Her work has appeared in Nōd, J’aipur Journal, Anti-Lang, carte blanche, Qwerty, and more. She is also the author of An Orchid Astronomy (University of Calgary Press), a book of experimental poetry cataloguing a migrating requiem of memories, mythologies, and science in the face of climate catastrophe and personal collapse.
As space is limited, please register using the link below.
Registration for this event is now closed. If you have questions regarding the event, please contact Ashley at [email protected]