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by Tyler Vitt - Thursday, Jan 11, 2018 at 4:22pm

Do you love taking photographs? We’d like to consider your images of Manitoba for a new hardcover book: MANITOBA by MANITOBA: Photos of a Province by its Citizens, to be published in the spring of 2019 by McNally Robinson.

This is a book by Manitobans and will feature full-colour images of what you love about Manitoba. Keeping in mind that we want to discover a world beyond the environs of Winnipeg, a subject which we explored in our 2013 book WINNIPEG by WINNIPEG, we will look only at photographs taken outside of Winnipeg's perimeter.

Please send your submissions by email attachment to The deadline for submissions is 11:59 pm, October 31, 2018.

For more information on the submission process, please visit this page.

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Celebrating the Prairies: Saskatchewan Book Awards 2017 Shortlist Announced

by Madison Taylor - Saturday, Feb 11, 2017 at 2:04pm

The shortlist for the 2017 Saskatchewan Book Awards has been announced. This is the 24th anniversary of the awards, which strive to promote the work of the province's talented writers and publishers. It is the only Saskatchewan-focused awards ceremony of its kind, providing invaluable support and publicity for the literary community.

The offical awards ceremony will take place on April 29 at the Conexus Arts Center in Regina. If you are interested in purchasing tickets, please click on this link.

This year's shortlist is comprised of the following works:

Categories: Awards, Site News, Authors, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Book Lists, Prairie Writing, Regional Interest


Manitoba Book Awards 2016 winners

by Tyler Vitt - Tuesday, May 03, 2016 at 12:21pm

The winners of this year's Manitoba Book Awards were announced at a gala this Saturday, April 30th.

2015 and 2016 saw plenty of wonderful new Manitoba literature, and competition was fierce for this year's awards. Congratulations to all of the recipients, as well as those who made it onto the shortlist.

Of particular note are the recipients of the 2016 McNally Robinson Book Awards. Writer Julia Schettler and illustrator Sarah Neville won the McNally Robinson Books for Young People Award in the "younger" category for their book Fur Is Only Fur Deep, and in the "older" category the award went to Jodi Carmichael for her novel, Forever Julia. Meanwhile, the McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award went to Wab Kinew for his memoir, The Reason You Walk.

The full list of winners can be found below, after the jump.


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Manitoba Book Awards 2016 shortlists

by Tyler Vitt - Saturday, Apr 09, 2016 at 4:21pm

The shortlists for the 2015/2016 Manitoba Book Awards were announced last week.

The annual awards, which "strive to acknowledge the wit, the art, and the profound dedication of all of those who fill our pages with 'made in Manitoba' literature", are given along with over $30,000 in prizes to various Manitoban writers, illustrators, designers, and publishers.

The winners of the Manitoba Book Awards will be presented at a gala on April 30th, 2016. If you are interested in attending, tickets can be purchased online.

In the meantime, the 2015/2016 shortlists can be found after the jump.

Categories: Awards, Winnipeg, Prairie Writing, Regional Interest


Canadian Museum for Human Rights: Miracle at the Forks

by Tyler Vitt - Saturday, Sep 06, 2014 at 12:26pm

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights is the first national museum to open outside of Ottawa. New Mexico architect Antoine Predock's design includes an illuminated alabaster ramp that takes visitors to the 11 themed galleries and a basalt rock Garden of Contemplation inspired by the Giant's Causeway in Ireland.

On July 18, 2000, Israel (Izzy) Asper, the renowned Canadian businessman and philanthropist, first discussed his idea of building a human rights centre in Winnipeg. He wanted to build a museum that would make a difference, that would help educate visitors to the museum about human rights, all with the aim of making the world a better, more humane place.

Miracle at the Forks by Peter C. Newman and Allan Levine recounts the financial and political challenges of building a world class museum in Winnipeg, an objective that was made all the more difficult by Asper's death not six months after the public unveiling of plans for a national museum at The Forks in 2003. It is a story of passion and sheer will, about the determination of Moe Levy, the Executive Director of the Asper Foundation, to see Asper's grand idea come true, of Gail Asper's fortitude and unflagging drive to make sure her father's most cherished project became real, and of the countless others who lobbied, donated money, volunteered time, and fought to make the museum happen.

Miracle at the Forks is available now in hardcover for $45.00. And be sure to join us for the launch of the book, happening on September 23rd in Prairie Ink Winnipeg!

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