In-person and online!

WHAT: The Single Onion wraps up its season with four great poets and authors: Jacob Bachinger, Sarah Gibbs, Tasnuva Hayden, and Chris Hutchinson.

WHEN: Thursday, June 15th, 7pm

WHERE: Shelf Life Books, 1302 4 St SW

AND the reading will be available via Zoom. Register here:

About the readers:

Jacob Lee Bachinger lives and works in Lethbridge, in Treaty 7 territory, on the edge of the coulees and the Oldman River. He teaches Academic Writing at University of Lethbridge and has had poems featured in journals such as The Fiddlehead, Prairie Fire, Riddle Fence, and The Malahat Review.  In 2021, his first book of poetry, titled Earth-cool, and Dirty, was released by Radiant Press.  

Sarah Gibbs holds a PhD in English Literature from University College London (UCL). Her creative work has appeared in Descantfilling Station, and Novelty Magazines, and her poem “Second Coming” was longlisted for the UCL Publishers’ Prize (2019). Her plays Carpool and Solomon will debut at the Calgary Fringe Festival 2023. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Art (RSA) and lives in Calgary, where she works as a professional law librarian.

Tasnuva Hayden is a writer based in Calgary, where she works as a consulting engineer and editor for filling Station, Canada’s experimental literary magazine. Her work has appeared in Nōd, J’aipur Journal, Anti-Lang, carte blanche, Qwerty, and more. She is also the author of An Orchid Astronomy (University of Calgary Press), a book of experimental poetry cataloguing a migrating requiem of memories, mythologies, and science in the face of climate catastrophe and personal collapse.

Chris Hutchinson the author of four previous poetry books and the cult-classic speculative-autobiography-in-verse novel Jonas in Frames. His next poetry collection, Lost Signal, is forthcoming with Palimpsest Press in 2025. Chris teaches in the English Department at MacEwan University on Treaty 6 territory, amiskwaciwâskahikan (Edmonton, AB). 

The Single Onion takes place the third Thursday of the month, nine times a year. Our event schedule can always be found at

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We gratefully acknowledge the support of The Canada Council for the Arts, The League of Canadian Poets, the Calgary Arts Development, the Writers’ Guild of Alberta, and the Writers’ Union of Canada.


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