The Calgary Project

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The Calgary Project – A City Map in Verse and Visual.


The anthology, featuring the work of more than 90 Calgary poets and visual artists, is now available at your independent bookseller!

Owl’s Nest Books
Pages on Kengsington
Shelf Life Books

You can also order it directly from Frontenac House by clicking HERE:
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Launch dates for the print anthology:
Sunday, March 30, 2014 from 2-4 p.m. John Dutton Theatre, Calgary
Sunday, April 6, 2014 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Unitarian Church, Calgary
Sunday, April 27, 2014 from 2-4 p.m. Loft 112, East Village, Calgary

Poetry and visual art from The Calgary Project will continue to be posted on this Blue Skies site during the coming months. Check back often!

We shall ALSO continue to accept REGULAR submissions to Blue Skies, in both Adult and Youth categories.

You can learn more about the Calgary Project here.

The Calgary Project – A City Map in Verse and Visual.

What stories is our city ready to tell us through our poets and artists?

The Calgary Project features work about, or inspired by, the City of Calgary and its surroundings.

We hope to articulate the experience of the city through creative language and art.

What sings in our green spaces?

What thrives in the fast lane?

What struggles in the margins?

What chatters in the Plus 15s?

What two-steps in the alleys?

What surprises us, wounds us, heals us, makes us run, or woos us to stay?

Editors: forum Dymphny Dronyk

Editors: Frontenac House/House of Blue Skies print anthology Kris Demeanor, Dymphny Dronyk

Previous House of Blue Skies anthologies, Writing the Land (2007) and Home & Away (2009) were both bestsellers. is a forum for emerging and established poets to find a wider audience for their work, with a particular emphasis on writing by Canadians.