penny dreadful posterNoir on Eighth – An original, epic new serial novel in the grand tradition of a “Penny Dreadful” – in ten delightful chapters, written in 2015 by twelve of Calgary’s brilliant writers, and featuring some of our city’s quirkiest historical characters and events.

Is the skeleton buried under the front steps of a small house in East Village after a recent flood an echo of the plight of our murdered and missing Indigenous women? An unassuming historian named Aaron wants to know what the bones mean. Is our past bound to our present in more ways than we can imagine? Aaron can’t help it – he has to find out. Especially when the history of East Village exposes some uncomfortable family secrets, and one of his best friends winds up dead in his house. Suddenly it’s personal.

Combining humor and suspense and tackling a few provocative ethical questions along the way, this story has the ghosts of historic East Village walking alongside the visionary artists and ambitious developers of the 21st century. By turns exciting, wise, and inventive, this is one of the most thought-provoking and entertaining yarns you will have experienced in a very long time.

Long Lunch Quick Reads 2015 – 10 delicious literary luncheons at Loft 112 in East Village!

Ardent readers found themselves in a quiet environment free of e-distraction to read as they participated in a new literary experiment between local Calgary writers and readers. Over the course of ten Fridays (May 8, May 22, (Thursday) June 11, (Thursday) July 3, July 24, August 14, (Thursday) September 3, September 25, October 16, November 6) Loft 112 was the place to pick up the new installment of the serial historical novel set in Calgary and written by Calgary writers. On each new lunch date, during the hours of 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., the latest printed chapter was available for those looking to escape the madding world to the comfort of a chair, in a quiet, light filled space.


With gratitude to our intrepid authors: Kris Demeanor, Deborah Willis, Natalie Meisner, Ian Williams, Jani Krulc, Aritha van Herk, Cheryl Foggo, Clem Martini, Lisa Murphy-Lamb, Dale Lee Kwong, Dymphny Dronyk, and Telmo dos Santos.

Loft 112 is located at #112, 535 8 Ave SE, Calgary AB T2G 5S9

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