Filling Station is thrilled to announce...
The Third Annual CALGARY BLOW-OUT!
Friday, September 14 – 7:00 PM
Saturday, September 15 – 1:00 PM
Saturday, September 15 – 7:00 PM
All Events at the Carpenter's Union Hall (310 10th St NW)
This explosive literary festival puts the spotlight on Calgary's talented writing community, featuring over twenty poets, playwrights and fiction writers that are either locally-based, or who have strong ties to the city.
Friday night: September 14th, 7pm
host: Natalie Simpson
readers: Emily Elder, Helen Hajnoczky, Mark Hopkins, Brea Burton, Shane Rhodes, Jaspreet Singh, Robert Majzels
music: The Lonely Hunters
Saturday afternoon: September 15th, 1pm
host: ryan fitzpatrick
readers: Ian Kinney, Ross Priddle, Kevin McPherson-Eckhoff, Chris Ewart, Weyman Chan
music: Heather Blush
Saturday night: September 15th, 7pm
host: derek beaulieu
readers: Emily Carr, Bronwyn Haslam, Peter Norman, Laurie Fuhr, Aaron Giovannone, William Neil Scott, Sina Queyras
film: Garth Whelan
Of course, there'll also be books, booze and the long-awaited launch of filling Station #39! All events are absolutely FREE and open to the public. Join us in celebration of Calgary's booming literary talent!
CONTACT: Natalie Zina Walschots, Managing Editor, filling Station
EVENT HISTORY: The Calgary Blow-Out! was founded in 2005 as a celebration of Calgary's vibrant literary community. The former Managing Editor of filling Station, derek beaulieu, founded the event out of good-natured frustration when he realized there was simply too much happening in the Calgary literary scene to see it all, and so he created theBlow-Out! as a fête for the community at large. This is filling Station's third annual Calgary Blow-Out!
ABOUT filling Station: filling Station is a literary magazine based in Calgary, Alberta, that is dedicated to showcasing innovative poetry, fiction, drama, film and visual art, and to promotion local and international arts communities. This year's Calgary Blow-Out! will see the launch of filling Station's 39th issue.