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The Creative Writing Research Group, The Faculty of Arts, The Writers Guild of Alberta and 100 Wines Present

A Celebration of Creative Writing Success

Derek Beaulieu, How to Write and Silence      
 Meg Braem, Blood: A Scientific Romance      
 D. M. Bryan, Gerbil Mother      
 Weyman Chan, Hypoderm      
 Joan Crate, subUrban Legends      
 Jessica Grant, Come, Thou Tortoise      
 Barb Howard, Notes for Monday and The Dewpoint Show      
 Yasmin Ladha, Blue Sunflower Startle      
 Leif Oleson- Cormack, Meat Puppet      
 Anne Sorbie, Memoir of a Good Death      
 Samantha Warwick (with Robyn Read), Sage Island

Date: Wed, Sept 8th, 2010 Time: 7:00pm, Readings at 8:00pm

Place: 100 Wines, 1109 Olympic Way SE, Calgary, AB

Wine pairings by David Walker of 100 Wines      FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Department of English, Research Seminar Series 2010- 2011

Robert Majzels & Claire Huot, Wed. 29 Sept. 2010          
Jeanne Perreault, Fri. 22 October 2010
Jim Ellis, Fri. Nov, 26 2010
Jacqueline Jenkins, Fri. 28 Jan. 2011
Maria Zytaruk, Fri. 4 March 2011
Michael T. Clarke, Fri. 25 March 2011
Topics to be announced
All talks will be held in SS 1114, the Judith Sloman Reading Room, Department of English, from 2:30-4:00 p.m.
Everyone is welcome.

Markin-Flanagan Program Celebrates Writers-in-Residence

Markin-Flanagan Writers-in-Residence Oana Avasilichioaei and Marcello Di Cintio

Thursday, September 16, 2010, 7:30 pm
Arrata Opera Centre, 1315 7th St. SW
Event is free and open to the public.

The Markin-Flanagan Distinguished Writers Program celebrates its Writers-in-Residence with a free public reading from incoming Writer-in-Residence Oana Avasilichioaei and outgoing Writer-in-Residence Marcello Di Cintio.

Avasilichioaei and Di Cintio read from a selection of their work at 7:30 pm on Thursday, September 16, 2010 at the Arrata Opera Centre (1315 7th St. SW). The reading is free and will be followed by a book signing and reception.

Avasilichioaei's work explores history, geography, multilingualism, translation, and textual and collaborative performance. Her books include feria: a poempark, a translation of Romanian poet Nichita Stănescu, Occupational Sickness and a collaborative work with Erín Moure, Expeditions of a Chimæra. A translation of Les Îles by Quebecoise poet, Louise Cotnoir, will be published as The Islands in 2011. Her recently completed manuscript, We Beasts, composes debauched poetic tales about a child, a tyrant and a wolfbat.

Award-winning travel writer Di Cintio has enjoyed stints abroad in West Africa, North Africa, India and the Middle East. He is the author of two full-length travelogues, Harmattan: Wind Across West Africa and Poets and Pahlevans: A Journey Into the Heart of Iran. Di Cintio is also a freelance magazine writer whose writing has also appeared in magazines such as The Walrus, EnRoute, Geist and Swerve. His current project is a book about communities in the world that live in the shadows of walls, fences, and other ‘hard’ barriers.