Biblio-Bison at Royal Bison: Spring 2018 Edition
May
11
to May 13

Biblio-Bison at Royal Bison: Spring 2018 Edition

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Get lit at the Royal Bison! Edmonton’s premier literary publishers are back at this eclectic craft fair with special offerings for bibliophiles! Stop by the Biblio-Bison booth to browse local books and magazines either written by Edmontonians or published in the city. Peruse the bookshelf or chat with a publisher to learn more about their literature and the cool events they host in the city. You’re sure to walk away with a large stack of exciting lit for yourself or the obsessive reader in your life.

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Finding Your Voice
Apr
25
5:30 PM17:30

Finding Your Voice

Hear from emerging and talented poets as they share their work and discuss how they found and developed their poetic voices at this event in partnership with the Edmonton Poetry Festival. Featured past contributors to the magazine include Scott Jackshaw, Austen Lee, and Sofia Parrila, who will be joined by special guest Billy-Ray Belcourt, author of This Wound Is a World.

 

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24 Frames at Metro Cinema
Apr
21
7:00 PM19:00

24 Frames at Metro Cinema

We're pleased to present this film at Metro Cinema. All attendees will receive a free copy of the Winter 2018 issue of Glass Buffalo with their ticket!

24 Frames is an experimental project made by filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami in the last three years of his life. It is a collection of 24 short four-and-a-half minutes films inspired by still images, including paintings and photographs.

Click here to buy your tickets to the screening!

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Yellowhead Spring Market
Apr
7
to Apr 8

Yellowhead Spring Market

The Yellowhead Brewery is hosting a Spring Market to showcase all of the talented artisans and musicians in the city! The market will take place on April 7 from 11 am to 9 pm and on April 8 from 12 pm to 6 pm. The $5 entry fee will include a free pint of beer or non-alcoholic drink, and there will be a cash bar menu for food, which will include a salad, flatbread, and a sandwich option. Come visit all the amazing vendors, including Glass Buffalo!

This event is an all-ages event both days! Buy your tickets at the door in advance here: www.eventbrite.ca/e/yellowhead-spring-market-tickets-42649579039
 

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CAA Workshop: Jack of All Trades
Mar
24
9:30 AM09:30

CAA Workshop: Jack of All Trades

This workshop will teach writers how to increase their versatility in order to function in the gig economy. The reality of freelance work today is that you have to write in a variety of voices and work on a range of projects to earn a living, whether it’s developing an enthusiastic voice for a lifestyle article or finding that clear-cut one that will work for a tech manual. Through guided exercises, writers will learn and practice how to develop their voices for these various genres and mediums, and learn useful tips for self-editing that will help you deliver clean copy and please your editors.

Get your tickets through the Canadian Authors Association here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/matthew-stepanic-jack-of-all-trades-tickets-43638703537?aff=efbeventtix

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CAA Presentation: Master of None
Mar
23
8:00 PM20:00

CAA Presentation: Master of None

When Matthew was as young as eight-years-old and discovered a love of writing, he wanted to be a world-famous author, akin to his great idols J.K Rowling or Stephen King. But as he grew up and felt pressure from his parents to be realistic about finding a career with a stable income, he was forced to be more realistic about how he could be more than just another starving artist. His short writing career has already touched almost every aspect of the publishing business, including working as a researcher, copyeditor, proofreader, blog writer, marketer, social media expert, novelist, magazine editor, and even a poet. This talk will follow the arc of his university education to his current role as a freelancer, and acknowledge the tricks of the trade he picked up along the way that helped him survive in the gig economy.

Reserve your FREE tickets through the Canadian Authors Association here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/matthew-stepanic-master-of-none-tickets-43638257202?aff=efbeventtix

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Sweet Sixteen: Winter 2018 Launch Party
Mar
20
6:30 PM18:30

Sweet Sixteen: Winter 2018 Launch Party

It's our sweet sixteenth issue! Celebrate our magazine coming of age with the creators of and contributors to the new issue at this event sponsored by Yellowhead Brwery. As you mingle over libations with fellow writers and literature lovers, you'll hear engaging stories and poetry from Edmonton’s best emerging creative-writing talent, including our Winter 2018 issue contributors.

Tickets for the event are only $10 (or $5 for current subscribers), and all attendees will receive a copy of the new issue to take home and enjoy! 

Come hungry and thirsty: Yellowhead Brewery will have their delicious food and drinks available for purchase. 

Buy your tickets here now: https://glassbuffalowinter2018launch.eventbrite.com/

Illustration by Lauren Crazybull: www.laurencrazybull.com

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The NeverEnding Story at Metro Cinema
Mar
10
1:00 PM13:00

The NeverEnding Story at Metro Cinema

  • Metro Cinema at the Garneau Theatre (map)
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We're pleased to present this film at Metro Cinema. All attendees will receive a free copy of the Fall 2017 issue of Glass Buffalo with their ticket!

Bastion is a young boy who is bullied by older kids and seeks sanctuary in a bookstore. The owner gives him a magic book in which he is able to follow the adventures of a boy who is brave, strong, and successful. As Bastion reads more of the book, he begins to understand that he is a part of the story and that the survival of the mythical land of Fantasia is in part up to him.

Children 12 and under get in free. Click here to buy your tickets to the screening!

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Third Verb Workshop: What Litmags Want
Feb
12
7:00 PM19:00

Third Verb Workshop: What Litmags Want

With slush piles being stacked ever higher, it takes a special kind of piece to hook an editor’s attention.

In this two-hour session with Third Verb, you’ll hear from our editor Matthew Stepanic on what excites him about the submissions he considers and publishes. He’ll discuss what happens behind the scenes of a litmag’s review process and explain why some work doesn’t earn a second glance—or sometimes more than a second of his time.

You’ll learn how to best pair your writing with the magazines that want it, along with tips and tricks to keep your work from being buried at the bottom of the slush pile.

Learn more and register here:
www.thirdverb.com/product/litmags

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Holiday Bazaar
Dec
8
to Dec 9

Holiday Bazaar

Shop from over fifty of Edmonton's top local makers, bakers, farmers, and shakers at the 5th annual Holiday Bazaar! Enjoy food, drinks, and live music from Celeigh Cardinal & Douglas Mitchell, Joe Nolan, Billie Zizi, and more! 

Complete your holiday shopping handmade designs, tasty treats, bits & baubles, and more! We'll be on hand selling bundles of our latest issues, chapbooks, tea, and other cool surprises!
 

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Biblio-Bison at Royal Bison: Holiday 2017 Edition
Dec
1
to Dec 3

Biblio-Bison at Royal Bison: Holiday 2017 Edition

  • Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Get lit at the Royal Bison! Edmonton’s premier literary publishers are back at this eclectic craft fair with special offerings for bibliophiles! Stop by the Biblio-Bison booth to browse local books and magazines either written by Edmontonians or published in the city. Peruse the bookshelf or chat with a publisher to learn more about their literature and the cool events they host in the city. You’re sure to walk away with a large stack of exciting lit for yourself or the obsessive reader in your life.

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Biblio-Bison at Royal Bison: Holiday 2017 Edition
Nov
24
to Nov 26

Biblio-Bison at Royal Bison: Holiday 2017 Edition

  • Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Get lit at the Royal Bison! Edmonton’s premier literary publishers are back at this eclectic craft fair with special offerings for bibliophiles! Stop by the Biblio-Bison booth to browse local books and magazines either written by Edmontonians or published in the city. Peruse the bookshelf or chat with a publisher to learn more about their literature and the cool events they host in the city. You’re sure to walk away with a large stack of exciting lit for yourself or the obsessive reader in your life.

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Glass Buffalo Prize Reception & Fall 2017 Launch
Sep
27
6:30 PM18:30

Glass Buffalo Prize Reception & Fall 2017 Launch

Join the creators of and contributors to the magazine at this writing prize reception and launch event sponsored by Yellowhead Brewery. As you mingle over libations with fellow writers and literature lovers, you'll hear engaging stories and poetry from Edmonton’s best emerging creative-writing talent, including the finalists for our 2017 writing contests and our Fall 2017 issue contributors!

Learn who will take home our two big literary awards and a total of $1,000 in prizes! The finalists for our contests are:

Glass Buffalo Short Fiction Prize ($500 sponsored by Priority Printing)
Elizabeth Ball, “Poverty Hill”
Sarah Bennett, “Wanting”
Michelle Kelm, “Carnival”

Glass Buffalo Poetry Prize ($500 sponsored by Glass Buffalo Publishing)
Chelsea Comeau, “Downtown Victoria, Summer” & “Rocket Pops”
Jessica Johns, “Can you imagine my love for banana facts?”

Tickets are only $10 (or $5 for current subscribers), and all attendees will receive a copy of the new issue to take home and enjoy! Buy your tickets here now!

Come hungry and thirsty: Yellowhead Brewery will have their delicious food and drinks available for purchase.

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Window Horses at Metro Cinema
May
20
6:45 PM18:45

Window Horses at Metro Cinema

We're pleased to present this film as a part of the Asian Canadian Film Series at Metro Cinema. All attendees will receive a free copy of the Winter 2017 issue of Glass Buffalo with their ticket!

Window Horses is an animated feature about love, poetry, family, and identity. The main character of the film, Rosie Ming, is a young mixed race Canadian poet who is invited to an international poetry festival in Iran, against the wishes of her Chinese grandparents.

Click here to buy your tickets to the screening now!

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Capital City Press Book Festival
May
20
10:00 AM10:00

Capital City Press Book Festival

  • Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre (map)
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At the first-ever Capital City Press Book Festival, you can discover and purchase great locally written and published books, get your books signed by participating authors, and attend panels on a variety of topics featuring some of Alberta's top writers! Come visit our booth at this FREE event.

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Biblio-Bison at Royal Bison: Spring 2017
May
5
to May 7

Biblio-Bison at Royal Bison: Spring 2017

  • Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Get lit at the Royal Bison! Edmonton’s premier literary publishers are back at this eclective craft fair with special offerings for bibliophiles! Stop by the Biblio-Bison booth to browse local books and magazines either written by Edmontonians or published in the city. Peruse the bookshelf or chat with a publisher to learn more about their literature and the cool events they host in the city. You’re sure to walk away with a large stack of exciting lit for yourself or the obsessive reader in your life.

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On the Horizon
Apr
18
6:00 PM18:00

On the Horizon

Hear from emerging poets who are fresh and skilled in their craft, as they share their work and discuss the role poetry plays in crossing that next horizon in their writing. Featured contributors to the magazine include Maya Gupta, Ariel Kroon, Pearl Lorentzen, and Floyd Robert-Maduekwe, along with special guest Bert Almon, who’s guided many new talents during his time as a Creative Writing instructor at the University of Alberta. This is a FREE event.

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Glass Buffalo Winter 2017 Launch: Lucky 13
Mar
29
6:30 PM18:30

Glass Buffalo Winter 2017 Launch: Lucky 13

Join the creators of and contributors to the magazine as we launch our lucky thirteenth issue at this event sponsored by Yellowhead Brewery. As you mingle over libations with fellow writers and literature lovers, you'll hear engaging stories and poetry from Edmonton’s best emerging creative-writing talent, including our Winter 2017 issue contributors.

Tickets for the event are only $10 (or $5 for current subscribers), and all attendees will receive a copy of the new issue to take home and enjoy! Buy your tickets here!

Come hungry and thirsty: Yellowhead Brewery will have their delicious food and drinks available for purchase.

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Biblio-Bison at Royal Bison: Winter 2016
Dec
9
to Dec 11

Biblio-Bison at Royal Bison: Winter 2016

  • Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Get lit at the Royal Bison! Stop by the Biblio-Bison to browse local books and magazines either written by Edmontonians or published in the city. Peruse the bookshelves and lounge with an intriguing title in a comfy chair, or chat with a publisher to learn more about their literature and the cool events they host in the city. You’re sure to walk away with a large stack of exciting lit, either for yourself or the obsessive reader in your life.  

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Biblio-Bison at Royal Bison: Winter 2016
Dec
2
to Dec 4

Biblio-Bison at Royal Bison: Winter 2016

  • Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Get lit at the Royal Bison this holiday season! Stop by the Biblio-Bison to browse local books and magazines either written by Edmontonians or published in the city. Peruse the bookshelves and lounge with an intriguing title in a comfy chair, or chat with a publisher to learn more about their literature and the cool events they host in the city. You’re sure to walk away with a large stack of exciting lit, either for yourself or the obsessive reader in your life.  

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After the TRC
Oct
14
12:00 PM12:00

After the TRC

At this free event in partnership with LitFest: Edmonton’s Nonfiction Festival, former contributors Danielle Lorenz and Paige Cardinal—along with special guest Norma Dunning—share writing and personal stories from their experiences following the release of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission report.

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Glass Buffalo Prize Reception & Fall 2016 Launch Party
Sep
28
6:30 PM18:30

Glass Buffalo Prize Reception & Fall 2016 Launch Party

Join the creators of and contributors to the magazine at this writing prize reception and launch event sponsored by Yellowhead Brewery. As you mingle over libations with fellow writers and literature lovers, you'll hear engaging stories and poetry from Edmonton’s best emerging creative-writing talent, including the finalists for our 2016 writing contests and our Fall 2016 issue contributors.

Learn who will take home our three big literary awards and a total of $1,300 in prizes! The finalists for our contest are:

Glass Buffalo Short Fiction Prize ($500 sponsored by Priority Printing)
Kate Black, "Dying Game"
Shawn Ohler, "Mark IV"
Nicola Winstanley, "Invaders"

Glass Buffalo French Poetry Prize ($400)
Sarah-Jeanne Bélec, "Orages"
Ann Josée Thibeault, "Pornomatopée"

Glass Buffalo English Poetry Prize ($400)
Claire Kelly, "Another Failed Anthropologetica"
Gianmarco Visconti, "Tiger's Eye"

Tickets for the event are only $10 (or $5 for current subscribers), and all attendees will receive a copy of the new issue to take home and enjoy! Buy your tickets through Eventbrite here.

Come hungry and thirsty: Yellowhead Brewery will have their delicious food and drinks available for purchase.

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That Becomes You
Apr
21
5:30 PM17:30

That Becomes You

How or why do we become poets? In collaboration with Edmonton Poetry Festival, join contributors to the magazine—Katherine Abbass, Gavin Doyle, Megan Paranich, and Nisha Patel—as they discuss how they came to poetry and how its words become their stories or message. Special guest Kayla Czaga, whose debut collection For Your Safety Please Hold On was shortlisted for the Governor General's Award for English Poetry, will also read her work.

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10th Annual Kreisel Lecture
Apr
7
7:30 PM19:30

10th Annual Kreisel Lecture

Author of over a dozen historical and speculative fiction novels, including her most recent bestseller MaddAddam, Margaret Atwood is one of Canada’s foremost literary figures. At the 10th annual Kreisel Lecture, she will deliver a memorable lecture on the state of Canadian letters.

Photo credit: Jean Malek

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Winter 2016 Issue Launch
Mar
23
6:30 PM18:30

Winter 2016 Issue Launch

We made it to the double digits! Our Winter 2016 issue marks the tenth issue of Glass Buffalo!

Join the creators of and contributors to the magazine at this special launch event sponsored by Yellowhead Brewery. As you mingle over libations with fellow writers and literature lovers, you'll hear engaging stories and poetry from Edmonton’s best emerging creative-writing talent, including our Winter 2016 issue contributors.

Tickets for the event are only $10 (or $5 for current subscribers), and all attendees will receive a copy of the new issue to take home and enjoy! Buy your tickets through Eventbrite here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-big-one-zero-glass-buffalos-tenth-issue-launch-tickets-22250081593

Come hungry and thirsty: Yellowhead Brewery will have their delicious food and drinks available for purchase.

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Banned Books Beat Club
Feb
26
7:00 PM19:00

Banned Books Beat Club

Celebrate Freedom to Read Week at the 2nd annual Banned Books Beat Club. Enjoy readings from challenged books, some devilishly good music, and lively discussion. Editor Matthew Stepanic will be sharing one of his favourite challenged books. 

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