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Summer Art Workshops at McNally Robinson for Kids Saskatoon

by Marcy Hildebrand - Friday, Jun 15, 2012 at 11:00am

Let's Draw! -- July 3, 4, 10 & 11

It's summertime and there is no better time to DRAW!

Sign up for our July workshop, consisting of four sessions over two weeks, to enhance your drawing skills and explore the fundamentals of pencil-to-paper creativity. Together we will delve into contour, shading, space, colour, and more, engaging collaboratively as well as independently. No experience is necessary and supplies are supplied--all you really need is an interest and enthusiasm for art!

This workshop is for kids aged 8-11. Workshop fee is $45.

Anything Goes Art -- August 7, 8, 14 & 15

The dog days of summer will be upon us---no better time to break all the rules and explore creativity without boundaries!

This four sessions over two weeks workshop will explore several mixed media techniques in a variety of solo projects, and wrap up with a collaborative mixed media mural project to be exhibited in the store throughout the fall. This is an all-inclusive workshop--all you have to bring is yourself!

This workshop is for kids aged 9-12. Workshop fee is $60.

Check in at the Kids Department in-store or at 955-1477 for registration details.

Categories: Saskatoon, Event News, Ongoing Kids Events in Saskatoon

Yo Ho Ho, It's a Pirate Party!

by Alexandra K - Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 1:03pm

Father-child Pirate Breakfast, Saturday June 9, 9:30 am in Prairie Ink Restaurant.

Bring your dad. Bring your grandpa. Dress like a pirate. Talk like a pirate (arrrrr!). Eat like a pirate. There will be Pirate Pancakes, stories and crafts, and you will meet the famous Captain J. Roger himself!

Tickets are $15.00 each and must be purchased in advance at Prairie Ink Restaurant.

Categories: Winnipeg, Event News, Ongoing Kids Events in Winnipeg

Win a seat at an exclusive Skype conversation with 'Still Alice' author Lisa Genova

by Events Winnipeg - Friday, May 11, 2012 at 12:57pm

Reader Reward Card holders are invited to enter to be one of 30 guests at this exclusive Skype session with the New York Times Bestselling author of Still Alice and Left Neglected on May 22 at 7:00 pm, either enter in store or e-mail events@grant.mcnallyrobinson.ca. Please include your Reader Reward Card number when entering.

Lisa Genova graduated valedictorian from Bates College with a degree in Biopsychology and has a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Harvard University.

Still Alice debuted at #5 on the New York Times Bestseller list and has spent 40 weeks on that list. It won the 2008 Bronte Prize and the 2011 Bexley Book of the Year, and it was nominated for the 2010 Indies Choice Debut Book of the Year by the American Booksellers Association. There are over a million copies in print, and it has been translated into 25 languages. Her follow up, Left Neglected, spent 7 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list in hardcover. It was the #1 Indie Next Pick for January 2011, the Borders Book You'll Love for January 2011, and the #4 Indie Reading Group Pick for summer 2011.

Categories: buzz, Authors, Store News, Winnipeg, Contests and Giveaways

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Update for Princess Day

by Alexandra K - Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012 at 5:14pm

We now have two sections for Tiny Princesses, as section A is already full, and our Little Princesses and Powerful Princesses sessions have been combined to form Little Powerful Princesses for ages 5-9.

Here is the new schedule:

Tiny Princesses* section A ages 3-5 years
From 9:45 am - 10:45 am
Cost: $12.00 per child

Little Powerful Princesses* ages 5-9 years
From 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Cost: $17.00 per child

Tiny Princesses* section B ages 3-5 years
From 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Cost: $12.00 per child

Call 475-0483 or drop by to register.

*Note: Little Knights and Tiny Princes with their Kings are welcome!

Categories: Event News, Ongoing Kids Events in Winnipeg

2012 Prix Aurora Nominees Announced

by Chadwick Ginther - Tuesday, Apr 17, 2012 at 9:49am

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
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