#MeToo: One Year Later
Oct
20
12:00 PM12:00

#MeToo: One Year Later

We've teamed up again with LitFest: Edmonton's Nonfiction Festival to present past contributors—Kara Annett, Katherine P. Hopkins, and Mishma Mukith—who will share their writing and perspectives on current-day women’s issues, including the #MeToo movement, media representation of female bodies, and social and religious gender expectations. Hear from three thoughtful women on what progress the movement's made in the last year, and all of the work still to come. With host and editor of Glass Buffalo, Matthew Stepanic.

Buy your tickets here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/litfest-presents-metoo-one-year-later-tickets-49471534692

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Canzine 2018
Oct
27
12:00 PM12:00

Canzine 2018

Discover zine culture and independent arts at Broken Pencil’s Canzine! Take in workshops, panels, and a marketplace full of mags, zines, books, and small-press vendors. The Alberta Magazine Publishers Association will be there representing Alberta literary magazines.

View a full schedule of events here: https://brokenpencil.com/uncategorized/canzine-calgary-events/

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PRISM international DREAMS Issue Launch
Nov
8
7:00 PM19:00

PRISM international DREAMS Issue Launch

PRISM international has partnered with Glass Buffalo to hold an Edmonton launch for our upcoming DREAMS issue! Hosted by the amazing Matthew Stepanic and held at The Nook Cafe, we are celebrating the work of our amazing prairie poets:

// Matthew Stepanic is the editor of Glass Buffalo and poetry editor of Eighteen Bridges. He is a co-author of the collaborative novel, Project Compass (Monto Books, 2017), and the author of Relying on that Body (Glass Buffalo Publishing, 2018), a chapbook of poems about RuPaul’s Drag Race.

// Billy-Ray Belcourt is from the Driftpile Cree Nation and lives in Edmonton. His debut collection of poems, This Wound is a World (Frontenac 2017), won the 2018 Canadian Griffin Poetry Prize. His next book, NDN Coping Mechanisms (House of Anansi Press), is due out in the fall of 2019.

// Austen Lee is an emerging writer from Edmonton. This year, she won Gold at the Alberta Magazine Awards for a series of poems about taking selfies. You can find more of her work in Glass Buffalo.

// Jason Purcell is a writer living on Treaty 6 territory (Edmonton, Alberta). He is co-editor of Ten Canadian Writers in Context (University of Alberta Press, 2016). His poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Contemporary Verse 2, Poetry is Dead, and Glass Buffalo.

The event photo is artwork by Aura (Monique Aura Bedard).

We acknowledge that the event will take place on Treaty 6 territory, and respects the histories, languages, and cultures of First Nations, Métis, Inuit, and all First Peoples of Canada, whose presence continues to enrich our vibrant community. 

Wheelchair accessible space. This event is scent-reduced: please help us keep this a welcome space for everyone and refrain from wearing scented products while attending.

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Glass Buffalo Prize Reception & Fall 2018 Launch Party
Sep
26
6:30 PM18:30

Glass Buffalo Prize Reception & Fall 2018 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 2018 writing contests and our Fall 2018 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)
Jean-Pierre Forget, "A Green Lawn"
Jason Lee Norman, "Whale Summer"
Erica Rodrigues de Miranda Queiroz, "Golden Absence"

Glass Buffalo Poetry Prize ($500 sponsored by Glass Buffalo Publishing)
Lana Kouchnir, "In the Season of the Loud Body"
Jordan Mounteer, "Ponderosa Pine (Pinus ponderosa)"
Zara Neukom, "My Mother's Body"

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!

Come hungry and thirsty: Yellowhead Brewery will have their delicious food and drinks available for purchase. For more information on the event and to buy your tickets now, visit our Eventbrite page.

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Gifted Market by Edmonton Made
Sep
22
9:00 AM09:00

Gifted Market by Edmonton Made

Edmonton Made is hosting its very first market! Shop a curated collection of local products, including our magazines and chapbooks, at this exclusive one-day event. This will be the first opportunity to shop the Edmonton Made's second annual gift catalogue.

Admission is $5 at the door, with all proceeds going to United Way – All In For Youth, and everyone gets a copy of Gifted 2018 hot off the press!

With live music by Lia Cole and Jenesia both My United Way Voice participants. 

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Summer 2018 Issue Launch Party
Jul
25
6:30 PM18:30

Summer 2018 Issue Launch Party

Get your copy of the perfect Accidental Beach read: our extra-thick Summer 2018 issue! 

Celebrate the new issue with the creators of and contributors to the new 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 Summer 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://glassbuffalosummer2018launch.eventbrite.com

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The Village Pop-Up at K-Days
Jul
21
to Jul 22

The Village Pop-Up at K-Days

  • Edmonton Expo Centre, Hall B (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Catch us at this new local market at K-Days on July 21 & 22 from 12 pm to 9 pm!

A collaboration between Wild Heart Collective, Northlands, Vignettes Edmonton, On the Spot Pop-Ups, and The Makers' Keep, this awesome new pop-up shopping experience will feature local makers, chefs, musicians, and more in a unique space during one of Edmonton's biggest summer festivals!

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RuPaul Poetry Chapbook Launch: RELYING ON THAT BODY
Jul
20
7:00 PM19:00

RuPaul Poetry Chapbook Launch: RELYING ON THAT BODY

Start your engines: we're about to launch the most *sickening* chapbook of poetry!

Every week while season 10 of RuPaul's Drag Race was airing, Matthew Stepanic wrote a poem dedicated to each week's eliminated queen and shared it on his social media. We've collected all fourteen of those gag-worthy poems in a single chapbook, RELYING ON THAT BODY.

At the event, Matthew will perform poems from his chapbook alongside special guest poet Grayson Thate, Edmonton's Youth Poet Laureate! This is a FREE event and chapbooks will be available to purchase for $10 each.

Learn more about the chapbook and pre-order it here:
www.glassbuffalo.com/chapbooks/relying-on-that-body

ABOUT THE CHAPBOOK
RELYING ON THAT BODY collects together all of Matthew Stepanic’s poems from his #RuPoems cycle, in which he wrote a poem dedicated and in response to each week’s eliminated queen from season 10 of RuPaul’s Drag Race and shared it on his social media. In fourteen poems that vary in form and style, Stepanic explores queer concerns, including male intimacy, internalized homophobia, body issues, and sexual assault. More than a companion guide to the TV season, this chapbook works to further personal and political conversations initiated by the show’s stars. Fans of poetry and Drag Race alike will discover valuable takeaways and inspiration from this moving collection that examines complex and fluctuating queer identities.

ABOUT THE POETS
MATTHEW STEPANIC is the editor of Glass Buffalo, the poetry editor for Eighteen Bridges, and a freelance writer and editor. His poetry has appeared in Eighteen Bridges, The New Quarterly, Poetry Is Dead, and others, and his short fiction on coffee sleeves. His first book, the collaborative novel Project Compass, was published by Monto Books in Fall 2017.

GRAYSON THATE is a poet and tap dancer based in Edmonton. He is Edmonton’s third Youth Poet Laureate, and his work is largely influenced by the sociopolitical climate and by his experiences as a queer artist.

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

Biblio-Bison at Royal Bison: Spring 2018 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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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)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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