Calgary Drop-In Centre Presents: Jane Byers, Jay Pitter & Andrew F. Sullivan – FREE
14 Oct 2016
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Calgary Drop-In Centre, 1 Dermot Baldwin Way SE
[gdlr_space height="20px"] A trio of authors representing a cross-section of genres, spanning fiction and non-fiction, present and read from their current work. Andrew F. Sullivan's latest book depicts an imaginary city on the brink of collapse. Jay Pitter explores how we can built cities that are “made to last" and are connected and just cities. Jane Byers writes about human resiliency. The readings are followed by a moderated discussion and audience Q&A. Hosted by Lucy Miller, President and CEO of the United Way of Calgary and Area.No RSVP is required for this free admission event. All are welcome. [gdlr_divider type="solid" size="100%" ]
Waste by Andrew F. Sullivan
Set in 1989, in a city on the brink of violence and utter economic collapse, unlikely passengers Jamie Garrison and Moses Moon hit a lion at 50 miles an hour. Both men stumble away from the freak accident unharmed, but neither reports the bizarre incident. But somewhere out there in the dark, a man is still looking for his lion. His name is Astor Crane, and he has never really understood forgiveness.
Subdivided: City-Building in an Age of Hyper-Diversity by Jay Pitter
How do we build cities where we aren't just living within the same urban space, but living together? Through compelling storytelling and analysis, Subdivided’s contributors – a wide range of place-makers, academics, activists and journalists –unpack issues ranging from transit equity and trust-based policing to holistic mental health, dignified affordable housing and inclusive municipal governance. Ultimately, Subdivided aims to provoke the tough but pressing conversations required to build a truly connected and just city.
Acquired Community by Jane Byers
Jane Byers’ Acquired Community is both a collection of narrative poems about seminal moments in North American lesbian and gay history, mostly post-World War II, and a series of first person poems that act as a touchstone to compare the narrator’s coming out experience within the larger context of the gay liberation movement. In this second book by Byers, her poems go beyond the historical perspective of LGBT rights to examine and celebrate community resilience.