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WRITERS’ GUILD OF ALBERTA HOLIDAY PARTY (YYC!)

Tuesday, December 12 | 7:00—10:00pm
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.

Please RSVP via Facebook 

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 and enjoy three dynamic readings by authors Lisa Murphy LambAaron Giovannone and Leslie Gavel. Do some holiday shopping at Shelf Life Books’ pop-up bookstore in the cozy alcove. 

Leslie Gavel, a former social worker, is a Calgary freelance writer and author of Dropout: How School Is Failing Our Kids (and What We Can Do about It)Her work has appeared in Reader’s Digest, Canadian Living, More, Today’s Parent, Avenue, and several Canadian and American newspapers, and has been produced for CBC national radio. Born and raised in Regina, she has lived in Calgary for decades.

Aaron Giovannone’s poems have been published widely in journals across Canada and the US, and his nonfiction has appeared in The Walrus, Brick, and Vice. Originally from St. Catharines, Ontario, Aaron has a Ph.D. in English Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Calgary and has lived in Italy, including a year as a visiting scholar at the University of Siena. He is the author of a previous collection of poetry titled The Loneliness Machine. His Aaron splits his time between Calgary and the Okanagan Valley, where he teaches literature and writing at Okanagan College. His forthcoming collection, The Nonnets, will be released Spring 2018.

Lisa Murphy-Lamb was Director of the WordsWorth Creative Writing Residency for Youth, a summer writing program for teens administered by the Writers’ Guild of Alberta. She continues to mentor teen writers; is a founding member of the People’s Poetry Festival; an active member of the Writers in the School Alliance (WITSA). She is currently Director of Loft 112, a new creative space in the East Village. Lisa has published several articles in both Canada and the United States, an erotic short story, a nonfiction book which was banned from her youngest son’s classroom in Texas, and a piece for CBC Television. Her first novel, Jesus on the Dashboard, was released in October with Stonehouse Publishing.

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