The Calgary Gay History Project is back. Our first event this month is the Get Lit! Festival in Fort Macleod on November 16th.
“The beautiful and historic Empress Theatre is starting what it hopes to be an annual event – the Get Lit! Festival: a literary evening celebrating reading, writing, and Canadian fiction and non-fiction. Five exciting writers will converge on Fort Macleod to read from their works, discuss their writing, and participate in panel discussions. And not just any old writers here. We’re talking medal winners, Banff Mountain Book Festival Grand Prize winners, CBC Canada Reads finalists, Alberta Literary Award finalists, and Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Award winners!”
Invited by literary maven and author, Angie Abdou, Kevin Allen will be reading from Our Past Matters Stories of Gay Calgary and participating in a panel discussion on advocacy through non-fiction writing. Joined by authors, Fran Kimmel, Ali Bryan, Sid Marty and hosted by CBC Daybreak Alberta’s Russell Bowers, Get Lit! is going to be “Wunderbar!”