decompMy students, colleagues and I have organized some phenomenal (and free) events at Alberta College of Art + Design and around Calgary over the next few weeks, don’t miss out!

Wednesday NOV 27th 12:30-1:30: Chris Frey and Julia Petrov will be speaking in Room 520 in the last Liberal Studies Speakers Series of 2013 — come on out, bring a friend!

Thursday NOV 28th 5:15: probably Canada’s most important contemporary sound artist / composer, John Oswald, will be talking in Room 595.

Friday NOV 29 12:30-1:50: my ENGL216 students will launch PRY— a zine / compilation of interviews done by ACAD students of local (Calgary and Alberta) artists, writers and poets — in Room 520. Food and drinks will be served. Many of the interviewees will be in attendance at the release party.

Thursday DEC 5 5:30-9:00: (RE)VERB, A multimedia event in response to Decomp by Stephen Collis and Jordan Scott. Featuring a reading and talk by Jordan Scott and performances and sound art pieces by students in ENGL315 (Room 595)

Friday DEC 6 7:30pm at PAGES BOOKS: Jordan Scott will be reading from his new book Decomp (co-written with Stephen Collis and published by Coach House Books) and Aaron Giovannone will be reading selections from his forthcoming book The Loneliness Machine (Insomniac Press)

Thursday DEC 12 7:30pm at PAGES BOOKS: Christian Bök (author of Eunoia), Paul Zits (author of Massacre Street) and I will be reading as part of filling Station magazine’s Flywheel reading series.

and A REMINDER: I’m still hoping to gather 35 working portable manual typewriters for my January 2014 Creative Writing class at ACAD. Can you help?

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