Monday, November 15, 2010

November SLAM! Mavericks Celebration and B-House Launch

Thursday, November 25, 2010 -- 8:00 PM -- $5
Auburn Saloon, #163, 115-9th Ave S, Calgary
Hosts: Kirk Ramdath & Jen Kunlire

In partnership with the Calgary Public Library, the Calgary Spoken Word Festival is pleased to celebrate the “Mavericks” (Aritha van Herk’s book Mavericks: An Incorrigible History of Alberta) and will present a Wild, Wild West Maverick-themed poetry SLAM!

The SLAM! will feature Paul Marshall as this month’s Sacrificial Poet. For those who do not wish to Slam!, there will also be an Open Mic. So come down, strut your stuff and showcase your work. All styles are welcome.

B-House Publications, Calgary’s “Maverick” publisher, will also launch their latest book of poetry, Lessons in Falling, by T. B. Perry. In his unflinching poems, Perry presents a no-holds barred glimpse at the working life of a contemporary teacher, based on his experiences as a teacher at a Calgary junior high school. He was also captain of the 2010 Calgary Slam! Team that competed in Ottawa in the 2010 Nationals. The launch aspect will be hosted by Eugene Stickland, B-House’s editor-in-chief and playwright.

For more information about SLAM!, visit: