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February 9, 2018 | 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for an informal but engaged discussion of Marlon James's A Brief History of Seven Killings before he comes to speak to the Calgary community through the Calgary Distinguished Writers Program. Three colleagues will offer initial thoughts, insights and provocations, touching on such topics as the role of the storyteller in post-plantation societies, trans-plantation, masculinities, gender representation, Cold War politics in the Caribbean, representations of violence, Jamaican national politics in the 1970s, Bob Marley and the internationalization of reggae, the 1976 Smile Jamaica Concert, the 1978 One Love Peace Concert and more. This will be followed by a conversation aimed at taking us deeper. Audience participation is invited and encouraged.

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January 31, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Five short talks by Dr. Don Smith, Vicky Bouvier, Denise Chong, Clare Hickie, and Dr. Leslie Reid. Part of Diversity Days 2018: The Next 150 Years.

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January 16, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Bill's Book Café brings book discussion to a new level. At each Bill's Book Café Library CEO Bill Ptacek teams up with a local luminary to delve deep into a good book. 

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November 13, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

"Composing for a Free-Exchange" invites Calgarians to attend a reading on November 13 at Shelf Life Books, beginning at 7 p.m.

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October 14, 2017 | 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

This timely showcase features an uncensored conversation with authors whose works explore the vulnerability of human rights in an increasingly polarized world. Be prepared to be challenged, as they delve into hot-button topics such as the refugee crisis, extremist politics, and genocide. This event is hosted by Aditya Badami.

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September 8, 2017 | 7:30 pm

With Denise Chong and Shane Book

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April 25, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Jaspreet Singh, former CDWP Writer-in-Residence, now Writer-in-Residence at the University of Alberta, returns to Calgary for a reading.

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March 29, 2017 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The English and Film Studies Writer-in Residence Program at the University of Alberta presents a reading and film-screening by Shane Book

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February 16, 2017 | 7:30 pm

CDWP celebrates Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon with fun pre-events and a reading and book signing with the author.

We are sorry - this is event is sold out. Get on the waiting list here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-evening-with-pulitzer-prize-winning-author-michael-chabon-tickets-30310481466

Watch live webcast of the event, Feb. 16.

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February 10, 2017 | 5:00 pm

CDWP celebrates Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon with fun pre-events and a reading and book signing with the author.

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February 9, 2017 | 7:00 pm

Due to weather conditions and parking bans in effect around Memorial Park, this event is postponed till Feb. 9 at 7 p.m.

CDWP celebrates Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon with fun pre-events and a reading and book signing with the author.

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September 17, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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September 17, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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September 16, 2016 | 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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September 16, 2016 | 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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September 16, 2016 | 9:45 am - 11:30 am
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September 16, 2016 | 9:45 am - 11:30 am
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September 16, 2016 | 8:30 am - 9:30 am
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February 11, 2016 | 7:30 pm

The CDWP presents An Evening With Zadie Smith, 2015-16 Distinguished Visiting Writer, at MacEwan Hall.

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