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Archive for July 2011

Robert Kroetsch: 1927–2011

 

 

The death of iconic Canadian novelist, poet, and critic Robert Kroetsch came as a blow to Canada’s literary community. He wrote about the Prairies with passion and insight. Robert Kroetsch, one of Canada’s most acclaimed and revered authors, died June 21, 2011 in a car crash southeast of Edmonton near Leduc. He was returning from the ArtsPeak Arts Festival in Canmore.

 

The rural Alberta landscape was central to Kroetsch’s work. The author of nine books of fiction, Kroetsch (who was born in 1927) won the Governor General’s Literary Award in 1969 for the novel The Studhorse Man. Kroetsch turned to poetry in the 1970s and ’80s, eventually releasing 14 collections. His last book, Too Bad: Sketches Toward a Self-portrait, was published by the University of Alberta Press in 2010.

 

Although Mr. Kroetsch will be missed dearly, his influence will be felt by generations. Please feel free to down load, share and enjoy this humble celebration of his life.

 

 

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Thank you to Tim Murphy,James Dangerous, Pat Horner, James Keelighan, Maggie Cassidy, Josh Nadeau, Simone,

all the staff at Pages Books and all the other readers sharing there time, talent, and words.

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 The time to be, a   literary poet, play write, spoken word artist, slammer   is now. Calgary is central to the ever expanding embrace of words from the people going out to the people. Here at RAW Salvage Ltd. our embrace continues to be extended as reading series continue to evolve and to grow. The recognition that we all have a voice, a right to be heard, a right to words, to emote, to promote to enhance our growth our strength in the very nature of being the flexible consciousness  that  raises global vibrations ever higher.

 

Word politic, word sacred, words sounded, words grounded, words planted, words peace,

words reach,  words seeded  to be needed  to the up lifting, hearts and souls , community  

 touching on what is and what could be so  to you  an  embrace in  reality of  our  new voices

sharing from the shadows out to the grand cosmos and lighting the worlds way . There is to be

so  much more than  circuses and bread  welcome to the building of more than a stage.

 

The True Lounge reading series launch was July 1st 2011 at  The Gerry Thomas Gallery it is now hear for you to hear please download share and enjoy.

Peace…

 

 

 

 

The Gerry Thomas Gallery is located in Calgary's growing arts and entertainment district on 11 Avenue SW. This stylish venue brings a new concept of entertainment to Calgary by providing an intimate and upscale location reminiscent of international locations. The luxurious space is anchored by an art deco bar and hand made glass lighting from Italy.

Comfortable seating and a sophisticated sound system complete the look and concept of the bold design.

The Gallery showcases both well known and emerging artists from Canada and abroad. In addition to the high quality art, patrons can relax and enjoy a selection from the innovative food and beverage menu. Fresh and local foods are complemented by a variety of wines.

The Gallery is also the perfect location for hosting your very special event such as cocktail party, wedding reception, seminar/training session, sales meeting, customer reception, conference, product launch, recognition evening, fashion show, CD or book launch. The space can cater small to medium groups up to 240 people.

 

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The Calgary Slam season has come to an end. The presentation here for you to hear all fuelled with the surprises of twisting turning choosings. Was there a ringer or two left field tripped ups and right winged tipped shoes a real taste of the ole gory holy orman..er roman fissures of fates beware the ides the tempest blow ed the swooning zealous zealots. The Team has been choose.

Presented in alphabetical grouping of what we have permission from participants to share,

Please feel free to down load share and enjoy

 

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Erin Dingle Round 1

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Erin Dingle Round 2

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Paul Finkleman Round 1

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