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Young Fantasy Writer's Workshop February 18th-21st

by Lindsay Sali - Wednesday, Jan 29, 2014 at 7:36pm

Join facilitator Sheila Janzen and other aspiring authors ages 12-14 to improve your writing and discuss the work of Art Slade, author of the 2001 Governor General's and 2001 Saskatchewan Book Awards winning Dust. Using the book as a tool, we will look at themes, story arc, structure and format. As we workshop our own stories we will investigate desire as the engine of plot. We will also discuss when the writer should use dialogue to move the story along and when narrative might be better used. In the final session we will present our stories!

The cost of the workshop is the purchase of Dust by Arthur Slade ($8.39-tax included) It will take place February 18th-21st, 1-3pm in the Story Circle.

Register at the kids desk!

Categories: SciFi & Fantasy, Saskatoon, Ongoing Kids Events in Saskatoon

Science Fiction and Fantasy Workshop for Youth

by Lindsay Sali - Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 6:49pm

Worried about being bored for your summer vacation? Why not sharpen your fantasy writing skills. McNally Robinson for Kid's is proud to present this workshop. Youth will have the opportunity to learn the basics of the creative processes around writing stories and becoming an author. It will be run by Sheila Janzen upstairs in the Kids department. Starting July 4th and ongoing Thursdays it will take place 7-9pm. Do not be worried if you can't make it in July, it will be running again in August. Be sure to sign up early as space is limited. The cost of the workshop will be the book Redwing which you will get to keep. For more information or to register call (306) 955-1477.

Categories: Discussions, Fun, SciFi & Fantasy, Saskatoon, Ongoing Kids Events in Saskatoon

2012 Prix Aurora Nominees Announced

by Chadwick Ginther - Sunday, Apr 15, 2012 at 4:45pm

The Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association (CSFFA) named the nominees for the 2012 Prix Aurora Awards over the weekend. Toronto dark fantasy and horror house, ChiZine Publications showed up in a big way, landing four of the six nominations for Best Novel in English.

The Nominees for Best Novel in English

Of the contenders for Best Novel, Michael Rowe, Robert J. Sawyer and Saskatoon's Derryl Murphy have all read from their nominated works at McNally Robinson.

Robert J. Sawyer will be back at McNally Robinson's Grant Park location for a reading and signing of his latest book, Triggers Saturday, April 21st. The previous two novels in Sawyer's WWW trilogy, Wake and Watch, each won the Prix Aurora for Best Novel.

Marie Bilodeau, nominated last year in the Best Novel category, has a nod again this year for short fiction with her story "The Legend of Gluck". Join Marie at our Grant Park location Thursday, May 17th as she launches Destiny's Fall.

Manitoba contributors include Winnipeg's GMB Chomichuk, John Toone and James Rewucki in the Graphic Novel category for The Imagination Manifesto Book 2. Anthology Tesseracts 15: A Case of Quite Curious Tales, nominated in the Best Related Work category, includes "Costumes" a story by Brandon's Shen Braun.

A complete list of nominees in all categories may be found here:

Categories: Awards, SciFi & Fantasy

Master Storyteller Neil Gaiman Visits on December 15

by Ryan McBride - Thursday, Nov 26, 2009 at 1:13pm

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Where: At the McNally Robinson, Polo Park (Winnipeg)

When: Tuesday, December 15th, at 6 pm

A master storyteller, Neil Gaiman has won countless awards for his novels, poetry, screenplays, journalism, comics, song lyrics, and theatrical dramas. His books include American Gods, Coraline, and Odd and the Frost Giants.

Categories: buzz, Authors, SciFi & Fantasy, Store News, Winnipeg, Event News, Horror


An Interview with Edward Willett

by Chadwick Ginther - Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 9:09am

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Regina author Edward Willett's latest novel, Terra Insegura is the sequel to his Aurora Award nominated Marseguro. He will be reading and signing at McNally Robinson's Saskatoon store on Wednesday, June 3rd. Ed was kind enough to answer my questions via email.

Categories: Interview, Authors, SciFi & Fantasy


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