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fS Launches Issue 53 2012-06-25 17:03:PM ago by caitlynn.cummings
Saturday, July 7
100, 1302- 4th Street SW
(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 Laureate Kris Demeanor, who will double as host for the afternoon. Connect with the literary community and meet the writers themselves. Quench your thirst for refreshing writing with issue 53. Direct all queries to Caitlynn Cummings, Managing Editor, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Let us know you are coming via Facebook here.
Rosemary Griebel’s award-winning poetry has appeared in The Best Canadian Poetry in English, on CBC Radio, literary magazines,anthologies, chapbooks and on public buses. Her long awaitedcollection of poetry, Yes., was published by Frontenac House in 2011,and was short-listed for the Stephan G. Stephansson Award for Poetryas well as the Gerald Lampert award and the Pat Lowther Memorialaward. She lives in Calgary with her husband and two cats and iscurrently working on a project to build a bold, new Central Library inCalgary’s East Village.
Kevin Stebner is a poet and musician living in Calgary. He is highly active in independent music throughout Alberta, whether through running the record labels Bart Records and Revolution Winter, or through his band, Stalwart Sons. His first collection of poetry Sunshine Policy is published by Straw Books.
While posing as a state media reporter at China Radio International, Allie Jaynes got the opportunity to freelance for the BBC World Service and CBC Dispatches, interview a panda at feed time and cover China's first national Hot Dog Eating championship. Now based in Calgary, she continues to freelance for the BBC and CBC radio, and is a regular contributor to Openfile.ca and FFWD Weekly. Her arts and culture writing has also been featured in Chinese web magazine NeochaEDGE and Beijing's Global Times. She currently works as an adult care worker at the Calgary Drop-In Centre. Allie likes hot sauce, road trips, kitchen dance parties, James Brown, and anything with lime.
Calgary born songwriter Kris Demeanor delights in exposing the underbelly of western Canadian culture— gambling, drug use, murder, religion, the suburbs. His numerous CDs of original work explore the darkness and absurdity of these corners of Alberta life. While Kris’ music has taken him around the world performing, this self described ‘art slut’ has also become a fixture of Calgary’s spoken word, literary and theatre worlds, creating music and lyric for numerous award winning projects.