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Our 2019 Alberta Literary Awards Shortlist Readings & Celebration (YYC) ~ Wednesday, May 15

(YYC) WGA 2019 Alberta Literary Awards Shortlist Reading & Celebration

Wednesday, May 15th 2019 | 7:00—9:00pm
Shelf Life Books at 1302 4 Street SW, Calgary
Seating: first-come, first-served 
Please RSVP via Facebook

We look forward to offering the community a celebratory evening of wine, short readings and catering from Aida’s Bistro! Guests will have the opportunity to meet and speak with shortlisted authors individually, have books signed, and to socialize with friends before and after the formal program. Congratulations to all nominated writers!


Joshua Whitehead (novel award for Jonny Appleseed)
Rona Altrows (short story award for To Jesus from Aristides de Sousa Mendes)
Jenny Keith with Catherine Owen (children’s book award for Day Cat, Night Cat)
Fran Kimmel (novel award for No Good Asking)
Roberta Rees (short nonfiction award for Bones, Honey)
Mike Kerr (children’s book award for Crafty Llama)
A.B Dillon (poetry award for Matronalia)
Marcello Di Cintio (nonfiction book award for Pay No Heed to the Rockets)
Kelly Shepherd (poetry award for Insomina Bird)
Clem Martini (novel award for The Comedian)

We will also raise a glass to local poet Bob Stallworthy, 2019 recipient of the Golden Pen Award!

Please visit this link for the full shortlist:



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