Events: Flywheel Reviewed: May 2012

2012-05-13 21:17:PM ago by angelo.tembreza

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 first and wonderfully started off the night with a collection detailing an epic journey made by her grandmother in the 1950s. She ended with “Diamond Hitch”, a piece exploring the metaphoric and literal significance of the knot crucial to pack animals.

Michael Yip followed, slyly undoing a shirt button every time he read a chapter from his upcoming work “Clay Manor”. In the end he told a vivid story of how he, played by a T-Rex, disposed of “riff-raffs” at a certain Calgary library.

Finally GP Lainsbury made it down from Fort St. John to Calgary at the risk of a moose crushing his Honda Civic to read excerpts from his latest poetry collection Versions of North.

A great night of poetry, and thanks to Natalie Simpson for hosting. She and Meghan Doraty work to bring Flywheel to Calgarians every month. If you’d like to hear the audio recording of this reading and other past Flywheels, check out Dale Herrington’s Raw Salvage podcast recordings. Thanks to Natalie Simpson and Meghan Doraty for putting these monthly readings together! See you all in June.


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