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Writer. Musician. Cultural Itinerant.
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Rick Overwater is a longtime Calgary-based writer and musician. He likes guitars and short sentences.

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Here are the gigs for the County Reeves

The County Reeves are keeping it in the ‘hood, playing Swigs Pub in Braeside on June 10. After that, very happy to get up to Olds and see some old friends at Tracks Pub, July 23. We’ll be busting out all the Merle we know. RIP Hag. Wanna kick the tires first? Listen to some live tracks here.      ...

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New stories in the works

I’ve been a busy boy over the last year. Among other things, I finished Booming Ground, a six-month writing membership through the University of British Coumbia under the tutelage of author Geoff Cole. Man he whipped me into shape. It was one of the most productive things I’ve ever done as a writer (besides use the craft to pay bills). My new weird west/sci-fi fantasy story The Dim Ben...

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New short fiction, upcoming scriptwriting panel!

August/September (2015) News about the new short story anthology I appear in, a reading at its launch party, and my upcoming When Words Collide comic scriptwriting panel with James Davidge and GMB Chomichuck. I’m most pleased that Coffin Hop Press has published a new short story by yer ‘ol pal Rick. My new noir (ish) piece, a violent, drug-fuelled  bit of depravity titled Butch’s...

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Futility in the Calgary Sun

Big thanks to Michael Platt for this, we had several peeps pop by the table citing this article as the heads-up that brought them. http://www.calgarysun.com/2014/04/24/calgarian-rick-overwater-with-artist-cam-hayden-produces-first-comic-book-debuting-at-calgary-comic–entertainment-expo...

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