Events: Issue 57 Launch

2013-10-08 22:44:PM ago by caitlynn.cummings

filling Station Issue 57

Help filling Station celebrate the launch of issue #57, a Showcase of Experimental Writing by Women, 7pm on Monday, October 21, 2013 at Shelf Life Books.

The launch will include a panel discussion on Sexual Diversity in Literature, co-sponsored by the University of Calgary English Department and Institute for Gender Research. Panelists will include Hollie Adams, Dawn Bryan, Pippa Ruddy, and Christian Bök. Additionally, local contributors Sasha Krioutchkova and Kathleen Brown will read from their work published in issue #57.

Join us for the launch of this very exciting and important issue, and get involved in the conversation! RSVP on Facebook.

HOLLIE ADAMS received her MA in English Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Windsor and is currently a doctoral candidate specializing in contemporary prose fiction at the University of Calgary. Her writing has been short-listed for a Matrix LitPOP award and has been published in Prairie Fire, filling Station, Carousel, and The Windsor Review, as well as online at McSweeney's Internet Tendency and in the ebook The Broken Social Scene Story Project.

CHRISTIAN BöK is the author not only of Crystallography (Coach House Press, 1994), a pataphysical encyclopedia nominated for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award, but also of Eunoia (Coach House Books, 2001), a bestselling work of experimental literature, which has gone on to win the Griffin Prize for Poetic Excellence. Bök has created artificial languages for two television shows: Gene Roddenberry's Earth: Final Conflict and Peter Benchley's Amazon. Bök has also earned many accolades for his virtuoso performances of sound poetry (particularly the "Ursonate" by Kurt Schwitters). His conceptual artworks (which include books built out of Rubik's cubes and Lego bricks) have appeared at the Marianne Boesky Gallery in New York City as part of the exhibit "Poetry Plastique". Bök is currently a Professor of English at the University of Calgary.

KATHLEEN BROWN is, in this present moment, most excited about her work on an exploratory writing project in collaboration with Erin Robinsong, Sean Frey, and David ip — Osculations on a Theory of Islands. Osculations was recently presented at the 2013 Ecopoetics conference at the University of California in Berkeley. Kathleen was the 2011/2012 writer in residence at Ce3C (Creative Environment for Emerging Electronic Culture) at Alberta College of Art and Design and continues to conduct workshops at Ce3C in Collaborative Language-based New Media projects. She was an inaugural participant in the Banff Centre for the Arts Literary In(ter)ventions program. Her work is currently out in 2013 in CarouselPrairie Fire, and Bathhouse.

DAWN BRYAN is a Calgary based writer, whose first novel Gerbil Mother (NeWest 2008) is a satirical portrayal of the joys and absurdities of pregnancy. Bryan holds a BFA in Art and an MA in Communications, both from the University of Calgary, as well as a BAA in Film from Ryerson University. She is currently a PhD student at the University of Calgary, where her research interests include visual culture and its textual analogues. She is at work on a novel that rewrites the visual narratives of the eighteenth century printmaker William Hogarth.

SASHA KRIOUTCHKOVA is a Women’s Studies major at the University of Calgary and a co-founder of the Women’s Studies and Feminist Club. She has completed a poetry writing class taught by Rachel Zolf, and her work was inspired by her peers both in and outside of that room. In addition to other poets’ work, she draws energy from her feminist, queer, Russian, human, and activist roots.

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