2011 Events

AWCS Open Mic Nights

6 years, 10 months

Last Wednesday of each month

The Alexandra Writers Centre has their open mic night at Owl's Nest Books the last Wednesday of each month. Sign up when you arrive, be prepared to read up to 5 minutes, bring your pals. Owl's Nest, 815A 49th Avenue SW (Britannia Shopping Centre, corner of 50th Ave ... Read More

Dave Bidini this Friday!

6 years, 10 months

fS author Dave Bidini launches book

This Friday Nov 26th at Pages Books on Kensington, 1135 Kensington Road NW in Calgary, hear filling Station author Dave Bidini read from his 10th book, Writing Gordon Lightfoot: The Man, the Music, and the World in 1972. Includes musical performance! 7:30 pm! This event is hosted by Pages ... Read More

November Flywheel heats up

6 years, 11 months

Two book launches this month

  Stay tuned to this blog as in a couple of days, Flywheel's Meghan Doraty will announce the details of November's Flywheel scheduled for Thursday November 10th. Flywheel is free and monthly at Pages Books on Kensington. Read More

People's Poetry Festival Aug 19-21!

7 years, 2 months

PPF launches this weekend

Rather than doing our own Blow-Out Festival this year, filling Station is involved as an organizer of the People's Poetry Festival! We're very happy about it. Please read more below. The festival launches this weekend, August 19-21 2011, in the neighbourhood of Kensington, Calgary. PSA for Immediate Release ... Read More

August Flywheel!

7 years, 2 months

August Flywheel! Thursday August 11th 7:30pm Pages Books on Kensington 1135 Kensington Road NW Join host Meghan Doraty for the August Flywheel Reading Series with readings from local writers Ian Kinney, Rael Bischoff and Lori D. Roadhouse. AND don't miss our Flywheel teaser Tuesday, August 9th 8-9pm on ... Read More

fS at Wordsworth Camp!

7 years, 3 months

fS presented a Zine Workshop

Wordsworth is a wonderful creative writing camp held at Kamp Kiwanis (near Bragg Creek, about 25 minutes out of Calgary) every summer, and also for several days each winter. It's for young writers across Alberta aged 11-19, presented by Young Alberta Book Society (YABS). In its second week (15-19 ... Read More

filling Station attends Wired.com Luncheon

7 years, 3 months

'Publishing in the Age of Digital' Luncheon

From Angelo Tembreza, filling Station Digital Collective Member: filling Station attended the Alberta Magazine Publishers Association (AMPA) "Publishing in the Digital Age" luncheon on June 21. A lot of interesting points was brought up and suggested by Wired.com’s editor-in-chief Evan Hansen, who was the main guest speaker. Evan ... Read More

June Flywheel!

7 years, 4 months

Pages heats up on June 9th!

June Flywheel! Thursday June 9th 7:30 PM Pages Books on Kensington 1135 Kensington Road NW, Calgary, Alberta Join host Helen Hajnoczky (just added!) and possibly Kye Kocher too for the May Flywheel Reading Series with poetry by Jocelyn Grosse and Tyler Perry (author of Lessons in Falling, B House ... Read More

Busy Weekend! May 27-29

7 years, 4 months

5 fS events

Hey guess what - there's lots going on this weekend! 1) Art Spot Anniversary, Friday May 27, 3:00 pm - 2:00 am, 1008 14 St SE (Inglewood): filling Station joins Art Spot for their awesome anniversary party. Arrive 3:00 pm for the Art Carnival; later they have DJs ... Read More

Johanna Skibsrud in Calgary

7 years, 6 months

Giller Prize winner reads in Calgary April 21

Dispatch from Jani Krulc, Fiction Editor Johanna Skibsrud rocked the literary world late last year when her debut, small-press novel, The Sentimentalists, won the coveted Scotiabank Giller Prize. Back from a sojourn in Paris, she and her novel are criss- crossing the country. See the youngest winner of the Scotiabank ... Read More

April Flywheel!

7 years, 6 months

Look Who's Reading at the April 14 Flywheel

MEDIA RELEASE: April Flywheel Thursday April 14th 7:30pm Pages Books on Kensington 1135 Kensington Road NW Join host Meghan Doraty for the April Flywheel Reading Series with readings from local poets Beth Langford, Stuart McKay and Juliet Burgess. Gayleen Froese will be launching her new book, Grayling Cross (NeWest ... Read More

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