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Wednesday, December 11 
Doors 6:00 | 7:00—10:00pm (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 readings by local authors Wakefield Brewster, Ian Kinney and JoAnn McCaig.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 early.

Wakefield Brewster is a Veteran Professional Performance Slam Poet and has been hitting mics since the year of the New Millennium. He is a spoken word artist and 3-Time Calgary Poetry Slam Champion & Team Captain (2006, 2008, 2009). Wakefield finds that underneath the many hats he wears—as an interdisciplinary artist, mentor, coach, advocate and RMT—and the many, many hoodies he wears, resides a wonderful life. 

JoAnn McCaig is a very bookish person. She used to teach University English to assorted rapscallions, including the likes of Ian Kinney. She co-founded Shelf Life Books with Will Lawrence nearly ten years ago, and also owns Freehand Books, which was one of the early publishers of Ian Williams, winner of the Giller Prize. JoAnn’s latest book is an excessively complicated work of metafiction called An Honest Woman.

Ian Kinney holds an MA in English from the University of Calgary. Kinney plays with found text. This bisexual settler poet lives in Calgary, but he occasionally cares for his family’s net-zero homestead, Kinnship House, on the traditional Blackfoot territory between Lethbridge and Vulcan AB, on Treaty 7 land. Kinney’s debut book of poetry, Air Salt, from the University of Calgary Press, endeavours to unwrite their hospitalization and recovery from a 7 storey fall.

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