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           November & December 2014
  • Loft 112 Open Doors Loft will be CLOSED until the New Year. See you then!
    Mondays noon to 4pm
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    Leave your home, the busyness of a coffee shop and try writing at Loft 112. The space is well lit, the chairs comfortable, the coffee and tea available! Host Lisa Murphy-Lamb will be available to open the doors of the Loft 112 for this writing/co-working time. 

  • Night Writer!
    Wednesday Evenings 7-9pm
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    Every Wednesday night (7-9PM) Loft 112 opens its doors to aspiring writers. Whether you want to work quietly on a project, share an idea, collaborate or brainstorm, this is the place (and time) to do it.
    On the last Wednesday of the Month, we play host to the Artist Salon, where the focus is on art and artists, and the collaborative process. It's a little bit louder than the typical Night Writer experience, but is great to get those creative juices flowing!
     
    Host Gina Freeman, a Calgary-based writer, comedian and bioethicist. 
     
     

  • Monday Night Writing Group (private)
    Monday December 1, 2014 January 5 & 19 2015
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    Loft 112 is a dandy place for writing groups to meet and critique. 

  • East Village Writes
    Thursdays 10:30am - noon
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    Community is important to us at Loft 112. So is writing. Join us Thursday mornings to create an East Village community of writers. Learn to write your life story. Or try your hand at fiction or poetry. This session is open ended and free. Come as often or as little as you like. Bring, pen, paper or anything you like to write with. Coffee, tea (and paper provided.)

  • filling Station Fundraiser
    November 27, 2014 7pm
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    Last year our Way Back When fundraiser helped filling Station raise funds so that we could start paying contributors. We'd like to continue doing that as well as potentially improve our website, but we need your support to make it happen!

    Join us for an uproarious night of writers reading work from their teen years. Four high-profile writers plus four members of the filling Station staff will take to the mic to share their teen writings. Whether overwrought, awkward, or just plain embarrassing, these performances are sure to have you collapsing with laughter.

    This is a "pay-what-you-will" event, meaning we will pass the hat to collect your payment of whatever you feel the night's performances, and filling Station, are worth to you.

  • Patchwork Poetics Writing Group
    SUNDAY November 30 11am -1pm
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    We're running the second round of Patchwork Poetics, and we're THRILLED to be working with Loft 112 - an accessible, local workshop space just a few blocks from the C-Train.

    Each successive round of Patchwork, now heading into our fifth, has been fantastic - we've produced a significant amount of writing, spent time learning self-care for writers and developing sustainable writing habits. Each round is a new experience, and I am so excited to continue offering this support to Calgary's QUILTBAG community. I can't wait to do it again! 

    This writing group is open to any member of the QUILTBAG (Queer/Questioning, Undecided, Intersex, Lesbian, Trans*, Bisexual, Asexual/Allies, Genderqueer/Gay), and focuses on writing exercises for both fiction and non-fiction writers. Ideal for exploring orientation, identity, fantasy, history and desire. Patchwork is open to writers who only write at the group, as well as creating a safe space within which to submit existing and polished work to the group for balanced feedback. No previous writing experience is required, and no writer is ever obligated or expected to share their work with the group. Writing exercises are suitable for new or experienced writers, and provide opportunities for scene and character workshopping for fiction writers, and facilitated memoir or autobiographical writing for non-fiction writers.

    Patchwork runs for 6 weeks at a time and is open to new or returning members. The group meets from 11 am - 1 pm at Loft 112.

    Pay-what-you-can, $75 suggested.

  • Nightmare Before Christmas
    November 29, 2014 late afternoon+evening
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    SATURDAY!! The Nightmare Before Christmas and Family Ghost Tour
    Haunted Calgary hosts a spooky holiday event. On Nov. 29, take a family friendly tour of Calgary's haunted neighbourhoods and than watch a special screening of The Nightmare Before Christmas at Loft 112. Live action characters will pay a visit to make sure kids remember to be nice and not naughty this holiday season. Tickets from $15.

    buy tickets at eventbrite.ca

  • Photoshoot Tanya Lee BodyArtMotion
    Saturday December 6, 2014
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    Private booking

  • Private booking
    Sunday, December 7, 2014 afternoon
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  • Youth Open Mic and Book Launch
    December 12, 2014 1-3pm
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    Details to come

  • Dancer Studio West (private booking)
    Tuesday December 16, 2014. 5-7pm
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  • WGA Monthly Teen Writing Group
    Sunday December 14, 2:30-5pm
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    The Writers’ Guild of Alberta offers a Teen Writing Group that meets every month (Sept through June) in Calgary and is mentored by Lisa Murphy-Lamb. The group is FREE to join with the purpose of uniting teens interested in pursuing the craft of writing in a fun, friendly and safe environment.

  • Re:Act Society Holiday Party
    Thursday, December 11, 2014 7pm
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    The RE:actors are hosting a crafty, creative, poetic shindig to celebrate the holiday season! 

    Come make handmade cards, nosh on goodies, and share a little cheer at the coziest, funkiest, artsiest place in town - our very own Loft 112!

    Fundraiser for LOFT 112! 
    $10.00 cover fee to defray the costs of goodies and card making supplies.
    Membership drive for Re:act Art & Community Together!
    There will be some very cool door prizes! 
    There will be a book table - so if you have books to sell, bring them (and some change!) - and let's get our holiday shopping done! 
    There will be a good, old fashioned cookie exchange! Anyone who brings 24 cookies (truffles, chocolates, etc.) will leave with an assortment of 24 cookies! 
    There will be poets with original poems, banged out on real typewriters, for you to purchase to insert into the cards you can make yourself! ($5 per poem.)

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