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December 03, 2009
  Twilight parody is a sparkling book of utmost qualityPDF files may take a moment to load

Long live the days when wizards and wands reigned, casting the hearts of innocent fans into an obsessive fictional abyss. Yet, like an overplayed magic trick, the invisible cloak has been drawn over poor Harry Potter, dusting over the stormy trend of lightning bolt tattoos and circular glasses with shimmering body glitter and gold contacts.

That's right, a new fictional phenomenon is in town -- one that fans can't help but sink their false fangs into.

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September 24, 2009
  Nick Cave's second novel a fractured talePDF files may take a moment to load

Nick Cave is infatuated with Avril Lavigne's vagina.

That specific celebrity body part, along with Kylie Minogue's hot pants, are recurring images in Bunny Munroe's broken mind in the prolific musician's second novel, The Death of Bunny Munro.

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June 11, 2009
  Hades Publications explores the outer limits of science fictionPDF files may take a moment to load

What would happen if the earth was taken over by a race of subterranean mole people? How would the human race cope if we discovered individuals with superhuman abilities? While these ideas may seem absurd, they are very real possibilities for Hades Publications publisher Brian Hades.

His search to answer such questions led to the founding of Hades Publications in 2000, but before his quest, he started off his career as a magician at the age of 7.

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March 26, 2009
  A spoken word celebrationPDF files may take a moment to load

Starting April 1, the usually staid and conservative Calgary downtown core will be infiltrated by beatniks, hippies and even a few Rastafarians. They're all here for the 2009 Calgary International Spoken Word Festival, Canada's largest spoken word festival and the premiere poetry event for Calgarians.

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October 30, 2008
  Spoken word speaks volumesPDF files may take a moment to load

Spoken word is a revival of oral tradition, of passing stories from one generation to another purely through word of mouth, almost tapping into a primordial human sensitivity. National SLAM! organizer Sheri-D Wilson goes as far to say the narrative spoken word is founded upon is embedded in our DNA or RNA, a genetic memory that binds us to humanity in a rather subliminal and exciting fashion.

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October 09, 2008
  Festival highlights the importance of wordsPDF files may take a moment to load

Words are a connecting fibre among a plethora of art forms. In celebration of the artistic staple, WordFest: the Banff-Calgary International Writers Festival, is preparing for its 13th instalment. Organizers hope to present a variable buffet of word-centred art and continue to dispel some long-held myths about literature.

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October 09, 2008
  From audience to authorPDF files may take a moment to load

With WordFest on the horizon, author Samantha Warwick eagerly awaits her opportunity to enlighten and inspire young writers. She will soon join some of her peers at the Art Gallery of Calgary in an event dubbed "Alberta Bound," featuring Warwick, along with other popular Albertan authors, reading excerpts from their books and participating in some Q & A with the audience.

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November 06, 2003
  Markin-Flanagan presents...PDF files may take a moment to load

Robert Finley is unstoppable.

His first and current book, Accidental Indies, was so well received it won the Cunnard First Book Award and placed on the short list for the Thomas Head Raddall Award for Fiction. Soon, armies of the dead shall rise at his beckon to crush civilizations and Finley will use his powers of telekinesis to sink Australia. Until that darkness comes to pass, the Nova Scotia native places plans for tyranny on hold to become the writer in residence at the University of Calgary.

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