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HHAs Calgary’s Poet Laureate, I’m pleased as potatoes to be hosting a reading by Helen Hajnoczky and Victoria Braun!

Helen Hajnoczky is the author of Poets & Killers (Snare Books). Currently living in Montreal, she is back in Calgary for just a short period. Helen Hajnoczky holds a BA(Hon) from the University of Calgary, where her research focused on contemporary feminist avant-garde poetics as well as an MA and an MLIS, both from McGill. Her work has appeared in filling Station, Matrix, NoD, Rampike, and Speechless magazines, as well as in a variety of chapbooks. She has served as assistant editor of NoD magazine, as poetry editor of filling Station magazine, and has been a weekly contributor to the literary blog Lemon Hound. Hajnoczky blogs at:

Victoria Braun is the author of ‪#‎girlproblems‬ (89+/LUMA foundation) and a small leaflet from No press. Braun’s work navigates the private/public dichotomy, concerned with the relationship between the personal and political. Using personal experience and social media, Braun researches the social climate of her generation, gathering information regarding gender dynamics and intimacy. Braun is currently finishing her BFA at the Alberta College of Art and Design. #girlproblems can be found online here:


(free admission, donations welcome)

August 6, 7pm

LOFT 112

#112, 535 8 Ave SE

Calgary, Alberta

9251749On SUNDAY MARCH 9 from 1:00-3:00pm, join LOFT 112 for an afternoon of typing and exploration!

As part of derek beaulieu’s ENGL214 class at ACAD, he has gathered antique typewriters from all over the city. Students have been exploring the poetic possibilities of outdated technology in poetry and prose, text art and assignments.

On MARCH 9th, a number of those strange old devices will be available for you to use!

By using dead technology we are in fact learning how we interface with the tools we have now. Step back from your dependance on technology and revel int he tactile experience of typing. The sounds, the smells and the poetic possibilities of recharging your writing by returning to the fun of ink on paper.

6-8 typewriters (manual and electric) in working order will be set up at LOFT 112 for writers to use from 1-3pm.

Click here for more information on derek beaulieu’s ENGL214 class and how he is using typewriters in the classroom.

LOFT 112 is located at #112, 535 8 Ave SE Calgary, Alberta… see you there!