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An Interview with Robert J. Sawyer

by Nicole Berard - Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 6:39pm

Internationally renowned and award winning Science Fiction author Robert J. Sawyer will be spending two months (June and July) as the very first Writer In Residence at the Canadian Light Source Synchrotron (CLS) here in Saskatoon and will be the very first Writer in Residence at a Synchrotron anywhere in the world. He will be doing a reading and signing of his newest novel, Wake, at McNally Robinson in Saskatoon at 7:30 pm on June 4.

His newest novel Wake, the first book in a trilogy about the spontaneous emergence of consciousness by the world wide web launched in April and at the end of April it was announced that a television series based on his 1999 novel Flashforward will premiere on ABC in the Fall. Robert took some time out of his extremely busy schedule to answer a few questions about his Writer in Residency, Wake and Flashforward.

Categories: Interview, SciFi & Fantasy, Saskatoon

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An Interview with Anthony Bidulka

by Nicole Berard - Sunday, May 10, 2009 at 5:51pm

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Aloha, Candy Hearts, the 6th book in Anthony Bidulka's award winning and wildly popular Russell Quant Mystery series hit shelves this month. Anthony kindly took time out of his busy writing and promotion schedule, he is launching Aloha, Candy Hearts on May 26 in Saskatoon and on June 1 in Winnipeg, in order to answer some email questions I had about his writing process, his series and Russell Quant himself.

Categories: Interview, Authors, Mystery & Crime, Saskatoon

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Spine-Tingling Gala

by Tracy Howard - Sunday, May 10, 2009 at 2:54pm

Many proud parents, grandparents, and friends were on hand Tuesday, April 28 at McNally Robinson Polo Park to hear the five winners of the Spine-Tingling Canada writing contest read their entries aloud.

Pat Hancock, author of several books in the Haunted Canada series, started the evening off with an engaging talk about the importance of writers reading their work aloud to everyone and anyone who'll listen!

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Mother's Day Buffet, May 10

by Ryan McBride - Thursday, Apr 23, 2009 at 9:30am

Join us at Prairie Ink Restaurant at either our Grant Park or Polo Park location on Sunday, May 10 for a special Mother's Day Buffet prepared by Executive Chef Gord Harris.

There will be three seatings: 10:00 am, noon, and 2:00 pm. Reservations are required.

The cost per plate is $23.95 for adults and $12.50 for children twelve and under.

Categories: Winnipeg

Spine-Tingling Writing Contest Winners!

by Tracy Howard - Wednesday, Apr 22, 2009 at 3:59pm

It is with great pleasure that McNally Robinson Booksellers announces the winners of it's 3rd annual grade 5-6 writing contest. We received a record number of entries this year and for that we thank you. Some were scary in a funny way, some had a real sense of time and place, others were wonderfully researched, and all were a genuine attempt to tell a great Canadian story. The best ones did all the above, and made our spines tingle as well! To those whose entries were not finalists, a special thank you. Keep on writing - perhaps one day you may find something you wrote on our store shelves!

Categories: Winnipeg, Event News, Contests and Giveaways

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