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Date & Time:
November 30, 2018 | 2:00 pm

Presented by the School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures: Division of Italian Studies and Spanish, this event will feature readings from former CDWP Writer-in-Residence Richard Harrison’s most recent book, published in Italy in a bilingual edition, entitled, Sul non perdere le ceneri di mio padre nell’ alluvione (On Not Losing My Father’s Ashes in the Flood), with translator, Roccardo Frolloni, attending via Skype, together with Fausto Paolo Filograna from Centro di Poesia Contemporanea in Bologna.

Date & Time:
November 23, 2018 - 5:30 pm to November 24, 2018 - 4:00 pm

This symposium honours the work of métisse writer and elder Sharron Proulx-Turner, who passed away last year. 

Date & Time:
November 22, 2018 | 7:00 pm

The last three winners of the Griffin Poetry Prize, including 2018–19 Canadian Writer-in-Residence Liz Howard, read and chat at the University of Alberta.

Date & Time:
November 20, 2018 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for An Evening with Amitav Ghosh, a public reading and book-signing.

Date & Time:
November 9, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Readings, prizes, and more readings on November 9th at SAIT's Orpheus Theatre (in the same building as the CTrain station). Featuring readings by Liz Howard, Joshua Whitehead, Nikki Reimer, Suzette Mayr, and Benjamin Groh.

Date & Time:
September 14, 2018 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Calgary Distinguished Writers Program is 25 years old! Join us as we begin our celebrations by welcoming 2018–19 Canadian Writer-in-Residence Liz Howard, and saying goodbye to last year's Writer-in-Residence, Denise Chong.

Date & Time:
September 14, 2018 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Please join the U of Calgary Creative Writing Research Group and TIA House for a talk by former CDWP Writer-in-Residence Denise Chong: "Deceit and Honesty, Duplicity and Candor: The Paradox of Researching a Story of Human Rights." Everyone is welcome! 

Date & Time:
May 10, 2018 | 7:30 pm

See Denise Chong and other readers at Flywheel, filling Station magazine's monthly reading series.

Date & Time:
May 6, 2018 | 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Denise Chong and teen readers read; chapbooks by all readers available.

Date & Time:
April 18, 2018 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Denise Chong speaks to Literary Kaleidoscope about Egg on Mao

Date & Time:
April 5, 2018 | 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The Calgary Distinguished Writers Program is excited to announce CANOPY: A writing project and public reading. Margaret Christakos, the University of Alberta’s 2017–18 Writer-in-Residence, will give a public literary reading, accompanied by student writers.

All the works read at CANOPY will be inspired by two exhibitions currently open at Nickle Galleries: EACH PAINTED DOCUMENT – Mark Dicey, and Walter May: Look Again. This will be a roaming reading, with each work read beside the piece of art that inspired it.

Date & Time:
April 3, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

We invite you to join us for this special opportunity to hear from two of Canada’s most fascinating and powerful authors.

Date & Time:
March 28, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Denise Chong gives a talk at the University of Alberta as part of the annual Writer-in-Residence exchange.

Date & Time:
March 20, 2018 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Calgary Distinguished Writers Program is delighted to present In Conversation: Oana Avasilichioaei and Richard Harrison. Both former CDWP Canadian Writers-in-Residence and 2017 Governor General’s Literary Award winners, Avasilichioaei and Harrison will be joined by another of our accomplished former Writers-in-Residence, Marcello Di Cintio.

Date & Time:
February 28, 2018 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Calgary Distinguished Writers Program is thrilled to announce Man Booker Prize-winning author Marlon James as this year's Distinguished Visiting Writer.

Date & Time:
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.

Date & Time:
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.

Date & Time:
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. 

Date & Time:
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.

Date & Time:
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.

Date & Time:
September 8, 2017 | 7:30 pm

With Denise Chong and Shane Book

Date & Time:
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.

Date & Time:
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

Date & Time:
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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