In-person and online!

WHAT: The Single Onion starts the New Year with the first event of three in the Lecture Series. Featuring four Young Female writers and poets fresh on to the arts Scene. Curated by Danicia Tari and featuring: Shae Sawyer, Siobhan Cooney and Jaz Steel.

WHEN: Thursday, January 19th, 7 p.m.

WHERE: Shelf Life Books, 1302 4 St SW

AND the reading will be available via Zoom. You can register here:

About the readers:

Danicia is a writer, actress, and director born and raised in Calgary Alberta. She released her first poetry collected Pines and other trees i felled in 2020, and is currently working on her first fiction book, set to release later this year. She currently can be found in some of Calgary’s creepiest buildings filming Eerie Alberta, her directorial debut and lifelong passion project. If there’s coffee, poetry or ghosts, Danicia will be there. You can keep an eye on Danicia’s newest project by following @eeriealberta 

Siobhan Cooney is a multidimensional storytelling artist local to Mohkinstis. She explores narratives focused on empowering women and interweaving the unique experience of womanhood with stories involving unexplained phenomena, horror genre aspects, as well as heartfelt, complex topics such as grief, human connection and heartbreak. You can follow her on instagram @siobhancooneyofficial , or you might find her on the stage or screen acting/producing various local productions.

Shae Sawyer is a genre-hopping creative writer who’s passion for storytelling can’t be contained by any one medium. With a history in poetry and prose, her work always explores the depths to which the human spirit can persevere and overcome. She is an eternal believer in happily-ever-after. You can connect with her latest ventures at @shaesawyerofficial on Instagram, and @shaesawyer on TikTok.

Jaz Steel is a multifaceted artist, who works mainly under the pseudonym Ultra Violet as a drag performer. They are the founder of the production collective Satanic Cowboy Productions (2021), which came about after establishing, producing and hosting multiple local shows. Along their artistic journey they have always written, their sketchbooks are always at minimum half writing, for some reason they find a lineless page to be the most easy to be poetic on. From teenage angst poetry, to young adult angst poetry they explore mainly themes of disordered mental health, unhealthy relationships and attachment.

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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