2011 News

2 fS Holiday Events!

10 years, 5 months

Open Words Dec 17 & Hot Sundae Launch Dec 18

What are you doing the weekend of December 17 & 18? Why not kick off the holidays with two creative events from filling Station!  1) Open Words     Saturday, December 17th, 7:30 pm     Melange Gastro-Lounge, 644 6th Ave SW     Admission by donation     Facebook event Presented by filling Station, Open Words sets ... Read More

In(ter)ventions Deadline Extended

10 years, 6 months

Banff Centre program encourages experiment

  The Banff Centre presents In(ter)ventions: Literary Practice at the Edge, February 13-25 2012. The deadline for applications has been extended until November 28th. Faculty includes Fred Wah, J.R. Carpenter, and Steve Tomasula. From the website: About In(ter)ventions Expand your sense of what is possible within ... Read More

November Flywheel this Thursday!

10 years, 6 months

Here's the release!

MEDIA RELEASE Thursday November 10th 7:30pm Pages Books on Kensington 1135 Kensington Road NW Join us for an evening of book launches! Peter Learn reads from his novella, Surrender, from Quatro Books. Dave Eso reads from his latest book, O the Brief Eternity (an experimental poetic biography of Da ... Read More

New Managing Editor found!

10 years, 7 months

Caitlynn Cummings joins filling Station

After a long search both within and without the Collective, Board President Colin Martin and Managing Editor Laurie Fuhr found a great candidate in Caitlynn Cummings, a clever and precocious self-starter with a considerable and impressive history of arts volunteerism already. Caitlynn has begun onboarding with fS, and at the ... Read More

100 Thousand Poets for Change

10 years, 8 months

Worldwide effort include Calgary events

  Across the globe on Saturday September 24, poetry groups and organizations are taking part in 100 Thousand Poets for Change. The idea is that poets everywhere are standing up to show that they support social change for the good of humanity in whatever form it needs to take.  Two Calgary ... Read More

fS seeks Managing Editor

10 years, 9 months

Could you be the right person for the job?

Managing Ed's note: I've been Managing Editor of filling Station for 3 years, and it's been wonderful; the opportunities inherent in the position have taught me so much. But I'm ready to move to the Board and help from there. So, it's someone else's ... Read More

People's Poetry Festival draws crowds

10 years, 9 months

First edition of the festival already a collector's item

The People's Poetry Festival (PPF) 2011, held August 19-21, was a great success, with weather cooperating to allow the visual art and poetry collaborative projects (known as Poetry Walks) to be shown in the alleyways of Kensington. The poets reading outside of Plaza Theatre needed sunscreen and water rather ... Read More

Venue Change - Poetry Lunch

10 years, 9 months

PPF Poetry Lunch Aug 20th moved to Molly Malone's

Hi everyone, please be advised that today's Poetry Lunch, presented by filling Station Magazine as part of the People's Poetry Festival, has been moved next door from Sam's Pub to Molly Malone's, 1153 Kensington Crescent NW. Apologies for any inconvenience this might cause. See you soon! Read More

PPF celebrates Calgary's poets

10 years, 9 months

Launch event gathers some of our finest

Organized by filling Station Magazine, it's The People’s Poetry Festival (PPF) Kick Off Event! We hope you can make it. - L The People’s Poetry Festival (PPF), held August 19-21 2011, presents the PPF Kick-Off Event! This event will be held on Friday, August 19, 2011, at Pages ... Read More

Like our page on Facebook!

10 years, 9 months

fS has a FB page, eh

Hi fSers! Have you connected with us on Facebook? We post events, subscription deals, links to literary things we think you should know about, and more at our Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/fillingStationMag Like us on Facebook today for a chance to win some awesome books by Canadian ... Read More

2 Tributes to Robert Kroetsch

10 years, 10 months

Flywheel, Writers Guild announce events

Two tribute evenings have been announced so far in Calgary for Robert Kroetsch. filling Station presents a Special July Flywheel: Tribute to Robert Kroetsch Thursday July 14, 7:00 pm* Pages Books on Kensington, 1135 Kensington Road NW, Calgary *Please note earlier than usual start time. This special Flywheel will ... Read More

Videos from Canmore

10 years, 11 months

Mobile vids of Robert Kroetsch & others

  While in Canmore as part of the artsPeak Festival writers residency hosted by Migratory Words, I took several videos with my Smartphone. I truly regret not having obtained and used a proper video camera for the purpose. I believe some other footage and audio recordings were taken by Dave Eso ... Read More

Goodbye Mister Kroetsch

10 years, 11 months

Canmore & after

Last week, I spent many inspiring hours with four fellow writers in the mountains. As of last evening, we are only three. I want to shut down and be alone about it, but I want to share this first. It was written as a short piece for the Alberta Writers ... Read More

fS in Toronto!

10 years, 11 months

Facebook event as msg? Sure!

Here's an event I made on Facebook called Laurie's in Toronto: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=124309567651971 Admittedly it's cheeky to make an event for this, but it's the only way I could see to select everyone I know based in Toronto and send ... Read More

fS Volunteer Call Spring 2011

11 years, 1 month

filling Station has opportunities for Calgarians who love unusual literature and art and would enjoy volunteering in a Collective setting. filling Station Publications Society encourages emerging writers by publishing filling Station Magazine and creating engaging public events. The magazine’s editorial mandate is to publish original and innovative poetry, fiction ... Read More

2 Courses with Beaulieu

11 years, 1 month

New Alexandra Centre Courses offered by Derek Beaulieu

The Alexandra Writers Centre, located in the historic Calgary neighbourhood of Inglewood, offers a variety of courses taught by some of Calgary's best writers. At Alexandra Centre, you don't have to have a degree or a lot of experience to teach a course. As a result, the quality ... Read More

Lucky Seven #1: Barwin

11 years, 1 month

Seven Lucky Questions for Gary Barwin

I read somewhere recently that the average blog reader’s attention span is approximately seven questions. Seven feels almost as low as six, which is just one more than five, but is not as hefty as eight, a number that feels like it’s too close to ten. There are ... Read More

Free Sexercise Guide Today Only!

11 years, 1 month

Subscribe Today, Get Free Sextructions!

Hi fS,      I am SO excited for my first book called Sexercise: The Hands-On Guide to Bedroom Athleticism! It combines aspects of pilates, yoga, and of course orgasms, and will include a Twister-like mat to help you get into those tricky positions. (Forthcoming, ECW Press 2012). To be part of ... Read More

Lit Mag Talk Cont'd

11 years, 2 months

As a follow up to the National Post article from Saturday March 26th by Michael Lista about culling literary magazines that is linked to in my previous blog post, Mark Medley posted this article today on the National Post's website: "In Saturday’s National Post, poetry columnist Michael Lista ... Read More

Literary Magazines Shouldn't Fold!

11 years, 2 months

Re: “Afterword: Michael Lista, On Poetry: Why Literary Magazines Should Fold”

     An article appeared on Saturday, March 26th by Michael Lista in his On Poetry column, trying to make a case for letting small magazines with small circulation (like ours & many others) dwindle and fold. To see that unfortunate article for yourself, visit the article on the National Post's website ... Read More

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