On Friday, December 2, join a group of emerging fiction voices from the University of Calgary. Five PhD students from the University of Calgary’s Creative Writing program will read from their decidedly awkward fiction. Join us for wine, cheese, and open-mouthed sobbing! Open to the public, all welcome.

Rod Moody-Corbett
Carly Stewart
Brian Jansen
Hollie Adams
Jon R. Flieger

Where: Judith Sloman Reading Room (Social Sciences Tower 1114)
When: 3 PM, Friday December 2


On December 2, join Ferdinando Spina for his opening, “Sounds I Have Seen, Visions I Have Heard.” A local artist, Fred Spina lives a life of balance – Balance between his career as a social worker helping abused children; his passion for art which is manifested by sculpting, painting and poetry writing; and his family life. Fred has been an artist in Calgary for nearly 20 years. He has exhibited nationally and internationally and has works in many public and private collections. The Vorpal Gallery in New York and San Francisco represents Fred’s works.

Where: Art Point Gallery, 1139 11th Street SE, Inglewood, Calgary
When: 5 – 9 PM, December 2

Invitations To Submit

!? Press invites submissions from Calgary poets:

“Calgary has a great poetry scene, and ?! Press would like to celebrate it with a poetry chapbook! If you write in/about/around Calgary, or if you used to, or will be doing so in the near future, send a submission of no more than 5 pages with contact info and a short bio to magyarazni @ by December 1, 2011.

“The chapbook will either be print or online, depending on how things shake out and what kind of submissions are received, and will appear by March 2012. Previously published material and simultaneous submissions are welcome, so long as it’s okay with your other publisher. Interpret ‘poetry’ as loosely as you like. Submissions don’t have to be about Calgary, so long as you’ve had some connection to the city in some way at some point, or the work can be about Calgary if you aren’t connected to the city. Tell your friends/enemies/students/random people you meet on the C-Train, and happy poeting!”

Deadline: December 1