Window Horses at Metro Cinema
May
20
6:45 pm18:45

Window Horses at Metro Cinema

  • Metro Cinema at the Garneau Theatre

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!

Capital City Press Book Festival
May
20
10:00 am10:00

Capital City Press Book Festival

  • Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre

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.

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

Biblio-Bison at Royal Bison: Spring 2017

  • Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre

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.

On the Horizon
Apr
18
6:00 pm18:00

On the Horizon

  • Audreys Books

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.

Glass Buffalo Winter 2017 Launch: Lucky 13
Mar
29
6:30 pm18:30

Glass Buffalo Winter 2017 Launch: Lucky 13

  • Yellowhead Brewery

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.

WLD Buffalo
Jan
28
7:30 pm19:30

WLD Buffalo

  • Wild Life Distillery

Add some light and cheer to the darkest season of the year with this unique literary event! We and Wild Life Distillery (WLD) have teamed up to bring you an evening of refreshing tastes and captivating words.

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

Biblio-Bison at Royal Bison: Winter 2016

  • Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre

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.  

Holiday Market Collective 2016
Dec
9
Dec 11

Holiday Market Collective 2016

  • Chinese Cultural Centre

The Market Collective is an independent market in Calgary that promotes local arts and culture. We'll have a table at this market to offer special deals on back issues and subscriptions.

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

Biblio-Bison at Royal Bison: Winter 2016

  • Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre

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.  

After the TRC
Oct
14
12:00 pm12:00

After the TRC

  • CBC Centre Stage

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.

Glass Buffalo Prize Reception & Fall 2016 Launch Party
Sep
28
6:30 pm18:30

Glass Buffalo Prize Reception & Fall 2016 Launch Party

  • Yellowhead Brewery

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.

Royal Bison: Spring 2016
May
6
May 8

Royal Bison: Spring 2016

  • Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre

We'll be at this eclectic craft fair from May 6–8! We'll have great deals on back issues and we'll be talking about some of the exciting events we have planned for 2016!

That Becomes You
Apr
21
5:30 pm17:30

That Becomes You

  • Audreys Books

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.

10th Annual Kreisel Lecture
Apr
7
7:30 pm19:30

10th Annual Kreisel Lecture

  • Winspear Centre

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

Winter 2016 Issue Launch
Mar
23
6:30 pm18:30

Winter 2016 Issue Launch

  • Yellowhead Brewery

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.

Banned Books Beat Club
Feb
26
7:00 pm19:00

Banned Books Beat Club

  • St. Albert Public Library

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. 

Dec
11
Dec 13

Market Collective

  • Chinese Cultural Centre

The Market Collective is an independent market in Calgary that promotes local arts and culture. For the first time, we'll have a table at this market to offer special deals on back issues and subscriptions.

Royal Bison Craft & Art Fair
Dec
4
Dec 6

Royal Bison Craft & Art Fair

  • 8426 Gateway Boulevard Northwest Edmonton, AB, T6E 4B4 Canada

The Royal Bison is a twice-a-year festival of the best and quirkiest art, craft, and design Western Canada has to offer. Stop by Glass Buffalo's booth at the fair for great deals on past issues and also to meet the friendly people who put each issue together!

Royal Bison Craft & Art Fair
Nov
27
Nov 29

Royal Bison Craft & Art Fair

  • 8426 Gateway Boulevard Northwest Edmonton, AB, T6E 4B4 Canada

The Royal Bison is a twice-a-year festival of the best and quirkiest art, craft, and design Western Canada has to offer. Stop by Glass Buffalo's booth at the fair for great deals on past issues and also to meet the friendly people who put each issue together!

Oct
16
12:00 pm12:00

Gender Talks

  • CBC Centre Stage

In partnership with LitFest, contributors from the magazine—including Charlotte Cranston, Heather Macklem, and Holly McEwanㅡpresent new works and discuss exploring their identities as young writers and the complexities of gender identity. Featuring special guest speaker and storyteller extraordinaire Ivan E. Coyote.

Sep
28
7:00 pm19:00

Fall 2015 Issue Launch & Poetry Prize Reception

  • Yellowhead Brewery

Meet, mingle, and muse at Glass Buffalo's Fall issue launch and Poetry Prize Reception.

Join us Monday, September 28, 2015 at the Yellowhead Brewery for a night of live readings, tasty wine, and great conversation. This issue launch features the awarding of Glass Buffalo's first poetry prize valued at $500 and sponsored by the amazing Writers' Guild of Alberta.

Admission is $10 and can be purchased at the door or in advance at Eventbrite.com. Admission includes a BRAND NEW fall issue. Wine will be available at the event.

More information on the event program is coming soon!

STARfest 2015 - Lawrence Hill at the Arden Theatre
Sep
11
6:30 pm18:30

STARfest 2015 - Lawrence Hill at the Arden Theatre

  • Arden Theatre

Glass Buffalo will be at St. Albert's STARfest on September 11. Come early to the Lawrence Hill presentation at the Arden Theatre (5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert) for a chance to peruse a few Glass Buffalo back issues and maybe take one or two home!

You will also have the opportunity to find out different ways to stay in touch. We will have information available about our Fall issue launch and Poetry Prize reception (currently being planned for the end of September).

To buy tickets to this event, visit STARfest's Eventbrite page.

Royal Bison Craft & Art Fair
May
8
May 10

Royal Bison Craft & Art Fair

  • Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre

The Royal Bison is a twice-a-year festival of the best and quirkiest art, craft, and design Western Canada has to offer. Stop by Glass Buffalo's booth at the fair for great deals on past issues and also to meet the friendly people who put each issue together!

Move on to Meaning
Apr
23
7:00 pm19:00

Move on to Meaning

  • Audreys Books

Join previous contributors to the magazine as they move between poetry and its processes, and attempt to uncover meaning during a discussion moderated by editor Matthew Stepanic. Come enjoy poetry from Gavin Bradley, Charlotte Cranston, Fatima Fayad, Stephen Gust, and special guest Garth Martens, whose debut collection Prologue for the Age of Consequence was shortlisted for the 2014 Governor General’s Award.

Winter 2015 Issue Launch
Mar
19
7:00 pm19:00

Winter 2015 Issue Launch

  • Cha Island

Our Winter 2015 issue is now out in the world and we want you to help us celebrate its release!

Join us at Cha Island and enjoy a cup of tea and their relaxed atmosphere, while you hear engaging stories and poetry from our contributors. 

All are welcome at this FREE event!

Copies of the new issue and subscriptions will be available to purchase.

CLC Poetry Contest
Feb
23
Mar 30

CLC Poetry Contest

Open to all students at the University of Alberta, this contest will reward the best poems (in English and French) on the theme of emergence and renewal. The winning poems will be published on the Canadian Literature Centre's website and in the Summer issue of Glass Buffalo.

Follow the link below for more details on how to submit!

Dec
6
12:30 pm12:30

Pitch and Polish: Edmonton

  • Percy Page Centre

Join the Alberta Magazine Publishers Association and the Writers’ Guild of Alberta for an afternoon of theoretical and hands-on learning for freelance writers and magazine professionals. Award-winning writer and editor Curtis Gillespie of Eighteen Bridges will walk participants through strategies on how to enrich your stories using narrative techniques. You can also sign up for one-on-one sessions with local magazine editorsincluding Glass Buffalo editor Matthew Stepanicto pitch them a story and receive feedback!

Dec
5
Dec 7

Royal Bison Craft & Art Fair (Prairies-Wide Edition)

  • Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre

The Royal Bison is an Edmonton-based, twice-a-year festival of the best and quirkiest art, craft, and design this city has to offer. While its roots are local, it added a Canada-wide holiday edition to its roster this year! Stop by Glass Buffalo's booth at the fair for great deals on subscriptions and past issues and also to meet the friendly people who put each issue together!

Nov
28
Nov 30

Royal Bison Craft & Art Fair (Locals-Only Edition)

  • Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre

The Royal Bison is an Edmonton-based, twice-a-year festival of the best and quirkiest art, craft, and design this city has to offer. While its roots are local, it added a Canada-wide holiday edition to its roster this year! Stop by Glass Buffalo's booth at the fair for great deals on subscriptions and past issues and also to meet the friendly people who put each issue together!