Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The play will receive its world premiere in London's West End on July 30, 2016.
To coincide with the release of the play, Scholastic will be releasing the theatrical script in book form. This book will contain the original script written by Jack Thorne, based on a story by J.K. Rowling, Thorne, and John Tiffany, and will be released on July 31st, the day after the play's premiere.
And McNally Robinson is planning a party to celebrate its release. The party will include a midnight launch of the book, meaning it will take place late on July 30th and into the early hours of July 31st. More details will be coming as we finalize plans, but for now we suggest you save the date!Categories: SciFi & Fantasy, Store News, Saskatoon, Winnipeg
Join facilitator Sheila Janzen and other aspiring authors ages 12-14 to improve your writing and discuss the work of 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 , author of the and winning 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
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
The Sunburst Award, named for author first novel, is a juried prize celebrating Canadian literature of the fantastic. It has both an adult and young adult category and will be presented in the fall. Each winner of the Sunburst will receive a medallion and a $1000 prize. Jurors for 2012 are , , , and .
Four of the shortlisted works in the adult category (Eutopia: A Novel of Terrible Optimism, Enter, Night, Technicolor Ultra Mall and The Pattern Scars) are also shortlisted for the Prix Aurora Award. The complete list:
- Blackdog by (Pyr Books)
- Eutopia: A Novel of Terrible Optimism, by (ChiZine Publications)
- Technicolor Ultra Mall by (EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing)
- Enter, Night by (ChiZine Publications)
- Paradise Tales by (Small Beer Press)
- The Pattern Scars by (ChiZine Publications)
The short-listed works in the young adult category are:
- Ultraviolet by (Lerner Publishing Group)
- All Good Children by (Orca Book Publishers)
- The Summer of Permanent Wants by (Doubleday Canada)
- The Dead Kid Detective Agency by (ECW Press)
- Blood Red Road: Dustlands Book 1 by (Doubleday Canada)
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Silver, a debut urban fantasy novel by , released Tuesday June 5th (and was our Book of the Day). Rhiannon was kind enough to answer questions about her her novel, writing and what her day job as an archaeologist adds to her work.Categories: Interview, SciFi & Fantasy
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