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    Emergent Writer's Salon

    by Phil - 0 Comment(s)

    Not sure how we missed the first two meetings of Shelf Life's 'Emergent Writer's Salon', but better late than not at all. This Saturday is the third installment of a 'series of afternoon events to introduce up and coming local writers' and it will feature Samantha Warwick and the library's former Writer-in-Residence Naomi K. Lewis.

    from the Shelf Life website:


    The (Second) Novel with Naomi K. Lewis and Samantha Warwick


    The Calgary Association for Lifelong Learning & Shelf Life Books Present Emergent Writer’s Salon #3 with local authors, Naomi K. Lewis and Samantha Warwick.

    Second novels have been known (and joked about) throughout history as being the most difficult book a writer will negotiate. Is this true? If so—why? In this interview-style presentation, Naomi and Samantha will discuss the process, challenges, highs and lows of writing their first novels as compared to their second. They will give short readings from their first and second books and answer audience questions about the writing process.



    2 – 4 p.m.

    Naomi K. Lewis is an award-winning fiction and nonfiction writer. She was writer in residence at the Calgary Public Library throughout the fall of 2011, and her short story collection, I Know Who You Remind Me Of, will be published by Enfield & Wizenty in fall, 2012. For more info on Naomi, please visit

    Click here to find her work in the library catalogue.


    Samantha Warwick's work has been broadcast on CBC Radio and has appeared in various literary and commercial magazines including Geist, Event, Room and FASHION. Her first novel, Sage Island, follows nineteen-year-old Savanna “Savi” Mason, who—after a string of bad luck in New York—finds herself competing in the real-life Wrigley Ocean Marathon of 1927, a 22-mile swim race from Catalina Island to Los Angeles. Samantha is also the Southern Alberta Program Coordinator for the Writers Guild of Alberta.

    Click here to find her work in the library catalogue.


    Shelf Life Books in on the corner of 4th Street & 13th Avenue SW, in Calgary.

    Click here for full information on the library's wonderful Writer-in-Residence services!


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