It’s been a busy few months over here at PPF central. We’ve been working with a lot of great groups to make this year’s festival even better than the last! Not only did we recently host a fantastic poetry bomb-making workshop at Caffe Rosso with our friends at Yelp! Calgary, but we’re thrilled to announce two more special events!
The 11th annual Calgary Reads–Calgary’s largest used book sale–returns Friday, May 10 to Sunday, May 12 at the Calgary Curling Club, 720 3rd St. NW. This year, Calgary Reads is paying special attention to everyone’s favorite rhyming (or not rhyming) literary artform: Poetry! Representatives from the PPF will be on-site during all three days of the sale to share a little poetry at one of our DIY Poetry Stations. And what did you think all those poetry bombs were for? Come on down and make one yourself or grab one for a friend!
The book sale runs all weekend:
Friday, May 10 Noon to 8pm
Saturday, May 11 9am to 6pm
Sunday, May 12 9am to 4pm
Admission: $2 for adults; kids are free!
You can find out more online: http://www.calgaryreads.com and on Twitter: @CalgaryReads, or follow the hashtag #calgaryreads for updates.
We’ll also be helping out at the Calgary Reads volunteer appreciation night on Wednesday, May 8. PPF alumni Wakefield Brewster (2011 Poet of Honour), Erin Dingle (2011, 2012) and Bryan McLean (2011, 2012) will take the mic along side Calgary’s own Poet Laureate, Kris Demeanor, and the Heebee-jeebees to celebrate the many fanastic volunteers who make Calgary Reads a success each year. Speaking of volunteers…
We’re thrilled to be taking part in the 8th annual Calgary Timerasier! The yearly event, held at Flames Central (219 8 Ave SW on Stephen Avenue), matches interested inviduals with volunteer opportunities. And we’ve got lots of volunteer opportunities! This year, the PPF is looking to fill a number of roles: volunteer coordinator, treasurer, fund development coordinator, archivist, equipment manager, technical assistant, and a variety of special event volunteers. Volunteers place silent aution bids on locally-created works of art, but instead of bidding with their money, they bid their time. This year, we’re excited to be one of the many fantastic not-for-profit organizations auctioning off a work of art and a volunteer position.
The 2012 Timeraiser takes place Thursday, June 13, and tickets to attend go on sale tomorrow (May 1):
- 7:00 pm Doors Open to public
- 7:05 pm Volunteer Matching Begins
- 8:00 pm Bidding Begins
- 8:30 pm Past Winners Acknowledged
- 9:00 pm Bidding Ends
- 9:30 pm Hours Announced
For more information, visit http://www.timeraiser.ca/calgary.html, or follow on Twitter, @timeraiseryyc or the hashtag #timeraiseryyc. In the meantime, if you–or someone you know–is interested in volunteering with PPF, visit our Volunteer page for more information and to submit an application.