Reading: December 2nd


The Calgary Renaissance is launching December 2nd in Calgary (of course) at Pages on Kensington at 7pm (meet us in the basement!). I’ll be reading along with Christian Bok, Weyman Chan, Aaron Giovannone, Helen Hajnoczky, Naomi K. Lewis, Jani Krulc, Nikki Sheppy, Natalie Simpson, Emily Ursuliak, and Andrew Wedderburn. The event is free, open to the public, and should be a good time. Hope to see you there!


The Calgary Renaissance



Happy to have my story “Project Description” published in The Calgary Renaissance, a brand new anthology of Calgary writers, edited by rob mclennan and derek beaulieu.

Even happier to be in print alongside some fantastic writers and friends: Jonathan Ball, Braydon Beaulieu, Christian Bök, Louis Cabri, Natalee Caple, Weyman Chan, Jason Christie, Chris Ewart, Aaron Giovannone, Helen Hajnoczky, Susan Holbrook, Ken Hunt, Jani Krulc, Larissa Lai, Naomi K. Lewis, Nicole Markotic, Suzette Mayr, kevin mcpherson eckhoff, Sandy Pool, Sharanpal Ruprai, Ian Sampson, Jordan Scott, Nikki Sheppy, Natalie Simpson, Emily Ursuliak, Natalie Zina Walschots, Andrew Wedderburn, Julia Williams, Rita Wong, Eric Zboya, and Paul Zits.

From derek’s blog:
Edited by derek beaulieu and rob mclennan, and published by Ottawa’s Chaudiere Books, The Calgary Renaissance highlights some of the diverse and astonishing experimental poetry and fiction that has emerged out of the past two decades of Calgary writing. An essential portrait of some of the most engaged and radical of Canadian writing and writers from one of the country’s most important literary centres.

$25.00, Paperback, ISBN 9781928107071




Hollie Adams is currently teaching English at Red Deer College. She has an MA in English Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Windsor and a PhD in English from the University of Calgary with a specialization in Creative Writing. Her other specialties and research interests include Composition and Creative Writing pedagogy, American Literature, Narratology, and contemporary and postmodern literature. Her first novel, Things You’ve Inherited From Your Mother was just published by NeWest Press (May, 2015). Check out the categories section for updates about her work and upcoming events.


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