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February 20, Fire Valley Concert Series, Edgewood Legion Hall, on Granby Drive, 8PM. Info. phone Ray at 250.269.7691
On the last Friday of every month, you will usually find Sid playing at James Van Leeuwen's jam session, also known as Larry's Jam. This takes place in the Lebel Mansion Allied Arts centre on the hill above downtown Pincher Creek, starting at 7PM. Admission is free. To be put on the mailing list for this, contact sid <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Single Onion – Writing the Wild
2015 Sid Marty Readings
September 25th. Alberta Culture Days, Frank Slide Interpretive Centre, Frank, Alberta. 7-8.30 PM. Free Admission. An Evening With Sid Marty; Songs and stories of the Canadian Rockies. Appearing with James Van Leeuwen (guitar, vocals) and Joe Cunningham (percussion) of Wailback, App. 1/2 spoken word, 1/2 music presentation from my published books and CDs of original songs.
October 17, 12.30 PM. Canmore "Wild", a new festival. Appearing with James Van Leeuwen and Joe Cunningham of Wailback, App. 1/2 spoken word, 1/2 music presentation from my published books and CDs of original songs. (More details will be added here soon.)
October 23, Friday. Rocky Mountain Folk Club, Hillhurst-Sunnyside Community Hall, 1320 5th Ave,. N.W. (403) 283-4525. Doors 7.30PM, Concert at 8PM.
October 24,Saturday. "Out Loud" Concert Series, Sheep River Library, 129 Main St.Turner Valley, Alberta. 7PM. Phone 403.933.3278.
Here is a link to a "modest proposal" explaining why Comrade Harper should trade black bear bile for Giant Pandas in a spirit of Black Bear Diplomacy so as not to lose face with our Chinese Communist Benefactors.
In the fall of 2010, Frontenac House of Calgary published a reprint of Sky Humour (poems, Black Moss, l999) which came out originally in a very small edition that few people are aware of. The book features a cover image by renowned photographer Gordon Petersen.
In January 2011, Frontenac published a selection of poems from my previous poetry books with the addition of some new verses, all sharing a western theme, entitled The Rider With Good Hands.
The Black Grizzly of Whiskey Creek was shortlisted(finalist) for the 2008 Governor General's Literary Award in Nonfiction
The Black Grizzly of Whiskey Creek was a joint winner, along with Robert Macfarlane's book Wild Places, of the 2008 Grand Prize at the Banff Festival of Mountain Books. Black Grizzly also won the Canadian Rockies Award. The grand prize is chosen by an international jury while the Rockies award is decided by a jury of Alberta residents.
In November 2009, I was very honoured to be awarded the Banff Mountain Festival's Summit of Excellence award for distinguished achievement.
Also in 2009, Mount Royal University awarded me the Legacy Award for distinguished achievement.
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