October 27, 2011

Memorial Park Library: Literary Vaudeville

2nd Annual Literary Vaudeville 
Thursday, November 3 · 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Memorial Park Library, 1221 2nd Street SW Calgary


Unique local voices Rona Altrows, Rita Bozi, Ken Cameron, Tyler Perry and Rea Tarvydas present readings of poetry, plays, short stories and flash fiction.

Hosted by: Ken Cameron
Co-Produced by: Rita Bozi and The Calgary Public Library

This is a free event so please RSVP to Rita Bozi as space is limited.
We packed the house last year!

The Talent:

After the release of Key In Lock, Rona Altrows's most recent collection of short stories, one reviewer said, "Rona Altrows is the first author since Chabon who repays a second read. Damn, she's good." Her previous book, A Run On Hose, won the City of Calgary 
W.O. Mitchell Book Prize.

Rita Bozi is co-author of the Fringe hit play 52 Pick Up performed in 5 countries by over 
15 theatre companies. Her travel essays have been published in FFWD Weekly. She is currently working on a collection of short stories called Hungry, High and Hammered
She is also writing Uprising, a novel chronicling her father’s escape from Hungary during the 1956 Revolution.

Ken Cameron's hit play Harvest was recently published in Harvest and Other Plays
Bob Clark of the Calgary Herald called Harvest, “comic gold". His newest project commissioned by the Blyth Festival is a musical about farming, cars and sleeping around.

Tyler Perry is a junior high teacher whose first book of poetry, Lessons in Falling, was called “masterful” by FFWD Weekly. “Perry doesn’t preach or pontificate, but rather reminds readers of a place they’ve been before, perhaps forgotten, but that nonetheless affects them in profound and often unconscious ways.”

Rea Tarvydas is a writer who has just completed her first collection of interconnected short stories called The Globe, two of which have been published in The New Quarterly and The Fiddlehead. 

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