2012 Events

Hot Dates @ The Central Library

5 years, 9 months

Location: The Central Library (616 Macleod Trail SE) Time: January 5, 2013 from 1-3pm I know everyone is still firmly seated within the festive-stressful whirlwind time of year, but let's take some time to meet up after the Christmas baking, and New Year's hangovers and do some writing ... Read More

December flywheel 2012

5 years, 9 months

Join us for the last flywheel of the year with readings from Alberta writers: Judith Pond, Jani Krulc, Jason Lee Norman, and Patrick Horner! Thursday, December 13th 7:30 PM Pages on Kensington 1135 Kensington Drive NW   flywheel readings happen the second Thursday of each month at Pages Books on ... Read More

Hot Dates with Blank Pages at the MOCA

5 years, 9 months

Location: MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art Calgary): 104, 800 Macleod Trail SE Time: December 1, 2012 from 2-4pm Locked in your room feverishly typing the twenty-third chapter of your novel? Dashing off to coffee shops for a bit of inspiration? Need people to agree to ignore each other while writing ... Read More

November flywheel 2012

5 years, 10 months

Join us for readings from Edmonton author Jason Lee Norman (Americas) and local authors Hollie Adams and Theanna Bischoff (Swallow)! Thursday, November 8 7:30pm Pages Books on Kensington 1135 Kensington Road NW flywheel readings happen on the second Thursday of each month at Pages Books on Kensington. Contact us ... Read More

Hot Dates with Blank Pages at Art Central

5 years, 10 months

Hot Dates with Blank Pages at Art Central November 3, 2012 2pm-4pm Art Central Just because winter has reared its ugly head doesn't mean we have to go into hibernation! Come join us at Art Central for visual art fuelled writing, and later we'll go up to deVille ... Read More

Issue 54 Launch on Nov 9

5 years, 11 months

Date: Friday, November 9, 2012 Time: 7pm-9pm Place: Shelf Life Books (1302 4 St SW) filling Station is having an issue 54 launch party Friday, November 9 at Shelf Life Books. Enjoy readings from contributors derek beaulieu, Stuart Ian McKay, Rod Moody-Corbett, and Eric Zboya. Afterwards mingle and jingle with ... Read More

Upcoming Events

5 years, 11 months

The weather is showing its teeth this week, so forget those last ditch rafting plans and put on your autumn face. With a smorgasbord of indoor events coming up, Calgary’s literary scene has got you covered. October 11th - 7:30pm filling Station’s monthly Flywheel reading series will take ... Read More

October flywheel 2012

5 years, 11 months

Join us for an evening of book launches! Monica Kidd with her latest book of poetry, Handfuls of Bone (Gaspereau Press), Garry Morse with Minor Episodes / Major Ruckus, the first two parts of his Chaos! Quincunx novel series (Talonbooks), and Catherine Owen with her latest book of poetry, Trobairitz (Anvil ... Read More

Cool Date

6 years

On Saturday I took some time out from werewolf-slaying and trapeze-soaring to join our fS crew at the Choose Yer Own/Hot Dates with Blank Pages crossover event. Greeted warmly by Emily, filling Station collective member and Hot Date mastermind, we gathered downtown on a grey afternoon to brave rain ... Read More

Recap of Get Literary (Aug. 26)

6 years

Normally when I do readings people do an okay job of separating me from the characters I’m narrating. People are always kind afterwards and sometimes have a few questions about the material, but they generally don’t assume the story I was telling was about me.  This wasn’t ... Read More

September flywheel 2012

6 years

**Please note that this month’s reading is on the second FRIDAY of September.** flywheel Reading Series is thrilled to present an evening of readings by local writers, including Julia Williams, Colin Martin and Rachel Zolf, author of several books of poetry, most recently Neighbour Procedure (Coach House). Rachel will ... Read More

September 1, 2012 Hot Date

6 years

Hot Dates with Blank Pages on Stephen Avenue September 1, 2012 2pm-4pm Olympic Plaza Hot Dates with Blank Pages draws writers from their dark, secluded writing dens out blinking into the daylight of different areas in Calgary to write together. This month we're teaming up with the Choose Yer ... Read More

Get Literary at Olympic Plaza on Aug 26

6 years, 1 month

(and save some $ on your mag subscriptions)

Get literary under the prairie sky as Calgary authors perform their most YYC-worthy pieces at Olympic Plaza. Selected by the Alberta Magazine Publishers Association literary magazine members, these poets and storytellers represent the best in local literature. fS has chosen Jon R. Flieger, former contributor and current Fiction Editor, to ... Read More

August Flywheel 2012

6 years, 1 month

flywheel reading series presents readings by Ian Kinney and Jason Wierzba, as well as the Calgary launch of Jessica Moore's poetry collection Everything, now (Brick Books). Thursday, August 9 7:30pm Pages Books on Kensington 1135 Kensington Road NW For the Facebook event click here. flywheel readings happen the ... Read More

August 4, 2012 Hot Date

6 years, 2 months

Hot Dates with Blank Pages: Kensington Café Walk August 4, 2012 2pm-4pm Southbound Sunnyside C-Train Station Hot Dates with Blank Pages is all about getting writers out from the isolation of their desks to experience writing out in energizing places in Calgary. This time meet up with us at the ... Read More

July Flywheel 2012

6 years, 2 months

Please join us for the July edition of Flywheel with readings from Kathleen Brown with Greg Debicki, Henry Campbell, Kellie Chouinard and Andre Rodrigues!  Thursday, July 12th 7:30pm Pages Books on Kensington 1135 Kensington Road NW For the Facebook event click here. flywheel readings happen the second Thursday of ... Read More

fS Launches Issue 53

6 years, 2 months

Saturday, July 7 4:30pm-6:30pm Shelf Life Books 100, 1302- 4th Street SW Calgary, AB (Corner of 4th Street &
13th Avenue SW)   filling Station is launching issue 53 on Saturday, July 7 at Shelf Life Books. Enjoy readings from contributors Rosemary Griebel, Kevin Stebner, Allie Jaynes, and Calgary Poet ... Read More

July 7, 2012 Hot Date

6 years, 3 months

July 7, 2012 12pm-2pm Nose Hill parking lot Click here for the Facebook event You've been writing at your desk all week. You're tired, bleary-eyed, not sure if you're still capable of talking to human beings and worst of all, you're uninspired. You and your writing ... Read More

June Flywheel 2012

6 years, 3 months

Hello flywheelers, Join us for the Calgary launch of Nicole Markotic's Bent at the Spine and Louis Cabri's Poetryworld, as well as readings from local favorites Diane Guichon, Claire Lacey, and Marc Lynch. Thursday, June 14 7:30pm Pages Books on Kensington 1135 Kensington Road NW For the ... Read More

Flywheel Reviewed: May 2012

6 years, 4 months

filling Station Flywheel reading May 10, 2012 In spring’s true fashion we anticipated a snowfall on a Thursday and instead the sun decided to hang out and peek in through the windows of Pages Books on Kensington, joining the crowd that came to visit three readers. Emily Ursuliak was ... Read More

May Flywheel 2012

6 years, 4 months

Join us May 10 for the Flywheel Reading Series featuring readings by GP Lainsbury, Emily Ursuliak, and Michael Yip! For the Facebook event click here. Thursday, May 10 7:30pm Pages Books on Kensington 1135 Kensington Road NW Flywheel readings happen the second Thursday of each month at Pages Books ... Read More

Flywheel for April

6 years, 5 months

Join us April 12 for a spring edition of Flywheel Reading Series with readings from local favorite Aaron Giovannone, Merilyn Simonds (reading from her latest release A New Leaf), and Kristyn Dunnion reading from her book, The Dirt Chronicles. For the Facebook event click here. Thursday, April 12 7:30pm ... Read More

51 & 52 Launch

6 years, 6 months

filling Station is having a double issue launch Friday, March 23 at 7pm at Shelf Life Books (100 – 1302 4th St SW Calgary). Enjoy readings from contributors derek beaulieu, Jon Flieger, Dave Eso, Caitlynn Cummings, Holden Baker, and Natalie Simpson, followed by the chance to connect with the literary community ... Read More

March Flywheel

6 years, 7 months

flywheel reading series presents red-hot readings by Christian Drake, Kirk Ramdath, Sandy Pool, and Jason Christie Thursday, March 8 7:30pm Pages Books on Kensington 1135 Kensington Road NW flywheel readings happen the second Thursday of each month at Pages Books on Kensington. Join us on Facebook and contact us ... Read More

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