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Ali Riley
Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Nanton poet Ali Riley reads from her work on Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at Medicine Hat Public Library. Her reading takes place at 7:00 pm in the Currie Room.

Ali Riley’s first book, Wayward, was shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award. She has since released another book of poetry, Tear Down. A third poetry collection, Mile Zero, is being published in Spring 2012.

Ali Riley was born in Calgary, and was the singer/songwriter of the seminal psycho- country band Sacred Heart of Elvis. In Toronto, she acted in several theatre productions, including The Lorca Play, for which the company won a Dora Mavor Moore award for best performance by a female. Her produced plays include dog dream, Philosophy in the Bedroom and Hole in my Heart the Size of My Heart. Her poetry has appeared in Geist, The nth Position Anthology, Matrix, This Magazine, Event and the Moosehead Review, and she has performed at festivals, schools, and hootenannies across the country. She currently lives on a farm between Nanton and Vulcan, Alberta.

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Ali Riley’s visit to the library is cosponsored by the Literary Readings Program of the Canada Council and the Alberta Foundation for the Arts.

Medicine Hat Public Library and the Calgary Co-operative Memorial Society present an information session on preplanning for simple, dignified funerals at a moderate cost. This free presentation takes place in the Currie Room, Medicine Hat Public Library on Tuesday, October 4, 2011 from 10.30 am to Noon.

Since 1966, the Calgary Co-operative Memorial Society has been helping its members to preplan simple, dignified and economical funerals. The Memorial Society’s membership is wide ranging, covering southern Alberta.

The presentation, Sensitive Planning for the Future: a humourous approach to a Heavy Duty Topic, will be made by several members of the Calgary Co-operative Memorial Society and will be followed by questions and answers.

For more information about the Memorial Society: go to



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