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Canada Reads, Manitoba Style: Claudia Garcia dela Huerta attests to "Something Fierce"

by Events Winnipeg - Wednesday, Jan 18, 2012 at 5:34pm

Paging all booklovers! On January 25th, at 8 p.m., CBC Radio and McNally Robinson Booksellers invite you to Prairie Ink Restaurant for an evening we're calling: 5 Writers, 5 Readers, 5 Minutes.

Canada Reads 2012 features five non-fiction titles this year, and in our regional warm-up to the national CBC Radio book brawl, five well-known Manitobans have been matched with the five titles. Up to Speed host Larry Updike will invite each reader to share their insights with the audience, each with a unique presentation lasting only five minutes. Well, maybe ten. No debating, no brawling, but plenty of insight, humour and stories.

Find out more about the evening and corresponding Big Ticket Contest that could see one lucky person walk away with the five nominated books and dinner for two at Prairie Ink Restaurant by visiting the CBC Manitoba SCENE website. You can also visit them on Facebook, Twitter and stay tuned to our own front page for a feature interview with all five of the evening's advocates!

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Upcoming Kids Events in January

by Alexandra K - Thursday, Dec 29, 2011 at 4:12pm

Sandi Sellen: Launching The Duck's Vacation, a children's picture book. Saturday January 14, 2:00 pm in the Atrium.

Elizabeth Budney: Signing My Little Red Mittens, a children's picture book. Saturday January 21, 2:00-4:00 pm by the cash desk.

David Alexander Robertson & Scott B. Henderson: Launching Sugar Falls: A Residential School Story, a graphic novel for young adults on Thursday, January 26th at 7:30 pm. in the Cafe.

Learn to Knit: For children ages 8 and up. The cost is $30.00, supplies included. Wednesdays, February 1st, 8th, 15th, 7:00-8:00 pm.

Events in the new Community Classroom (registration required):

Gee-Whiz Science: Find out the science behind some simple hands-on experiments. For children ages 8-12. Thursdays, February 9th and 16th, 6:30-8:30 pm. Cost is $20.00.

Words Worth: How to Hold an Audience's Attention. Learn about public speaking. For ages 12 and up. Saturdays, February 18, 25, March 3. Cost is $75.00.

Categories: Winnipeg, Event News

Our Books of the Season Catalogue for 2011 is now available online

by Chris Hall - Monday, Nov 14, 2011 at 5:08pm

Our Books of the Season Catalogue for 2011 is now available online. Please browse through it for gift ideas for everyone on your list. And take note of the illustrations taken this year from the work of children's author Oliver Jeffers.

Click here to view the catalogue.

Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Event News

Upcoming Kids Events in November

by Alexandra K - Saturday, Oct 29, 2011 at 5:08pm

John Wilson: Reading Ghost Moon and Written in Blood, novels for young adults. Thursday November 3, 7:00 pm in the Travel Alcove.

Martine Leavitt: Reading Keturah and Lord Death, a novel for young adults. Saturday November 5, 2:30 pm in the Atrium.

Dr. Mary Pankiw and Nadya Pankiw: Launching Misilla Mouse, a children's picture book. Saturday November 12, 2:00 pm in the Atrium.

Tracey McLeod-Stecy: Launching The Stone Guardian, a novel. Tuesday November 15, 7:00 pm in the travel Alcove.

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Douglas Gibson's Presentation at McNally Robinson Grant Park is Wednesday, not Tuesday

by Chadwick Ginther - Tuesday, Oct 11, 2011 at 10:08am

It was reported in the Winnipeg Free Press that Douglas Gibson would be in McNally Robinson's Grant Park location tonight, however please be advised that his presentation will in fact be tomorrow: Wednesday October 12th.

Event information below:

This is a special theatrical presentation from esteemed editor, publisher and raconteur Douglas Gibson based around his book Stories About Storytellers: Publishing Alice Munro, Robertson Davies, Alistair MacLeod, Pierre Trudeau, and Others (ECW Press).

Stories About Storytellers follows the legendary Doug Gibson through 40 years of editing and publishing some of Canada?s sharpest minds and greatest storytellers. Gibson is a terrific storyteller himself, and through his recollections we get an inside view of Canadian politics and publishing that rarely gets told. From Jack Hodgins? Vancouver Island to Harold Horwood?s Labrador, from Alice Munro?s Ontario to James Houston?s Arctic, Doug Gibson takes us on an unforgettable literary tour of Canada, going behind the scenes and between the covers, and opening up his own story vault for all to read and enjoy.

Douglas Gibson worked as an editor and publisher from 1968 until he retired from McClelland & Stewart in 2009. His Douglas Gibson Books was Canada?s first editorial imprint and lives on. He travels widely from his Toronto, ON, base.

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