Wednesday, May 19, 2010

One [sic] Calgary Party! Local poetry, music...what's not to love?

Thursday, May 20, 2010

One [sic] Calgary Party!

Comrad Sound

1511 14 St S.W., Calgary

7:30 pm

Admission: by donation

Poetry by Claire Lacey, Ryan Fitzpatrick (Fake Math) and Nikki Reimer ([sic]). Music by Church of the Very Bright Lights and Morgan Greenwood.

Coffee, tea, goodies and books for sale.

Claire Lacey is the online spectre known as Poetactics. She also writes poetry and fiction. After Claire graduated from Glendon College with a degree in English literature and language, she fled Toronto to pursue her MA at the University of Calgary.

ryan fitzpatrick lives and writes in Calgary, where he is a former editor of filling Station magazine and past-curator of the Flywheel reading series. His first book, Fake Math, was published in 2007 by Snare Books. His current project, Commissioned Works, asks members of the community to commission poems that he will produce to their exacting specifications in an attempt to discover what people actually want from poetry (if anything).

Nikki Reimer is the author of [sic] (Frontenac House, 2010) and fist things first (Wrinkle Press Chapbook, 2009). She is a poet, blogger, curator, arts event planner and photographer of cats in East Vancouver, and a member of the Kootenay School of Writing collective. Reimer lived in Calgary for the first 24 years of her young(ish) life and is stoked to be celebrating the launch of her first book with so many excellent Calgary peeps.

Church of the Very Bright Lights is James Cullen and crimes, aka Chris Reimer. They describe their music as “progressive.”

Morgan Greenwood is an enigma wrapped in bacon