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WGA Holiday Party YYC

Wednesday, December 12 | 7:00—10:00 pm
 (or later!)
Rose & Crown Pub & Restaurant | Private room upstairs
1503 4th St SW, Calgary
 | FREE for WGA members
Non-members $5 at the door (cash only)
Seating is first-come, first served. 


Kick back and relax with your literary friends over a pint of cheer and some complimentary comfort food. Cozy up to the crackling wood burning fireplace to enjoy three delicious readings by local authors Tyler Hellard, Shaun Hunter and Emily Ursuliak. As always, Shelf Life Books will host their pop-up bookstore in the cozy “Library” alcove. You’re invited to arrive anytime after 6 p.m. to claim a table, settle in with friends and start socializing a little early.


Tyler Hellard grew up in Prince Edward Island, graduated from St. Francis Xavier University and now lives in Calgary with his wife and kids, where he writes commercial copy, technology criticism and essays. His non-fiction has appeared in THIS Magazine, The Walrus, and on CBC Radio.

Shaun Hunter is the author of Calgary through the Eyes of Writers (2018), as well as five biographies for young readers. Her work has appeared in literary magazines and in the anthologies Embedded on the Home Front: Where Military and Civilian Lives Converge (2012) and Writing Menopause (2017). In 2013, her essay “Skin Deep” was a finalist for the James H. Gray Award for Short Nonfiction. Based in Calgary, Shaun turns up local literary treasures at

Emily Ursuliak is the author of Throwing the Diamond Hitch, put out by University of Calgary Press. Throwing the Diamond Hitch is her first collection of poetry and was recently the recipient of the High Plains Book Award for Poetry. Emily is both a poet and a fiction writer, but to ensure she pays her bills, she is also a librarian, and is currently helping to open Calgary’s newest library, Seton. It may not be as big and fancy as the new Central library downtown, but it does have its own helicopter. She lives locally with her partner, Ethan, and their fiendishly adorable cat, Findley. 

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