Events: June Flywheel!
2011-06-04 17:47:PM ago by laurie.anne.fuhr
Pages heats up on June 9th!
Thursday June 9th
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 2010) and fiction by Nathan Thomas, plus a stimulating theatrical performance from iRobot by Swallow-a-Bicycle Theatre!
Flywheel is curated and hosted by filling Station, the Calgary-based literary & arts magazine created by writers, for writers. Produced in Calgary by a non-profit Collective dedicated to encouraging emerging writers and the creation of innovative new works of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and art, filling Station is an exciting alternative to traditional literary magazines. Join us on our newly revamped website at www.fillingstation.ca, and on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and YouTube.
AND don't miss our Flywheel teaser Tuesday, June 7th from 8-9pm on *Writer's Block*, CJSW's weekly foray into literature. Join radio hosts Paul Kennett and Stephanie Weidmann for a special preview of some of our Flywheel readers. Be sure to tune in to *Writer's Block*, 8-9pm Tuesday evenings - you won't be disappointed! CJSW: Calgary's independent radio - 90.9 fm or http://www.cjsw.com/index.html.
We encourage you to visit http://calgaryspokenword.podbean.com/ for Flywheel and other Calgary literary podcasts by Raw Salvage.
**Please note change of date! Flywheel is now regularly scheduled on the second Thursday of each month at Pages Books in Kensington.
Tyler Perry teaches junior high in Calgary and finds that his work supplies him with steady inspiration for writing. His debut book of poetry, Lessons in Falling (B House Publications), is a poetic exploration of the complex world that goes on in schools today. He is currently working on his MFA in creative writing through UBC’s optional-residency program. Visit him on the web at www.tbperry.com.
Swallow-a-Bicycle Theatre loves robots. Swallow-a-Bicycle's next production, i-ROBOT Theatre, is full of robots. It's inspired by a book of poetry called i-ROBOT Poetry, written by Jason Christie, which is also full of robots. This play about robots will be performed in a theatre called Birds & Stone from June 17-25. For more information, and for more robots, visit www.swallowabicycle.com.
Jocelyn Grosse's poems and/ or art work have appeared in Matrix magazine, filling Station, (orange) and NoD magazines. She is currently on the editorial collective for filling Station Magazine. She has performed her own work for Alberta’s South Country Fair, Theatre Junction’s Random Acts Festival (where her one act play, about a misguided animal rights activist, was nominated for an award for most “risk taking performance,”) at the Mutton Busting Performance/ Art Festival, and at the Calgary Blow-out Literary Festival. She is currently working on a book project for her son Alexander. Jocelyn volunteers as a wildlife rehabilitator as well, and brings her experiences with animals into her work.
Nathan Thomas is a Calgary writer. He will be reading from a work entitled From the Depths which will be getting the graphic-novel treatment this year.