National Business Book Award 2015 winner

by Tyler Vitt - Friday, Apr 17, 2015 at 5:36pm

The winner of this year's National Business Book Award is Alfred Hermida, an associate professor at UBC’s Graduate School of Journalism.

He won for his book Tell Everyone: Why We Share and Why It Matters, which explores how technology has affected the ways we socialize and share information.

Along with the honour of the award, Hermida will take home a $20,000 prize.

You can read more about Hermida's book and his win in this article by the Globe & Mail.

Categories: Awards, Saskatoon, Winnipeg

The Baileys Prize 2015 shortlist

by Tyler Vitt - Thursday, Apr 16, 2015 at 6:24pm

The shortlist of this year's Baileys Prize for Women's Fiction was announced earlier this week. The finalists are:

The winner will be announced on June 3rd, 2015.

Categories: Awards, Saskatoon, Winnipeg

Speaker Series: Understanding the Treaties and Treaty Relationship

by Tyler Vitt - Thursday, Apr 09, 2015 at 2:38pm

A recent Maclean's magazine article depicted Winnipeg as the most racist city in Canada. In response, the Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba and McNally Robinson, through a Speakers series, have actively countered that assertion and fostered relationship building as a vehicle for understanding and enhanced awareness on the importance of Treaties and the Treaty relationship.

Over the course of the series, various speakers will share their perspectives on the issue of racism in Winnipeg; giving a historical background on the Treaties and what the Treaty relationship is in a modern day context. The goal will be to continue to foster community dialogue  on racism, in a balanced environment. The sessions will also contribute to understandings about the roles and responsibilities of all Manitobans towards ensuring an informed and respectful relationship.

Speakers include Dr. Jean Friesen, Allen Sutherland, Kevin Lamoureux, Ovide Mercredi, Elder Harry Bone, and Aimée Craft.

This speaker series takes place in our Community Classroom, and includes four Monday sessions starting on April 13th. Each session runs from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

Pre-registration is required. The cost per registrant is $100.00. You may register in person at our Grant Park store, over the phone (204-475-0483) via credit card, or click here to register yourself online.

Categories: Winnipeg, Community Classroom

Griffin Poetry Prize: 2015 shortlist

by Tyler Vitt - Wednesday, Apr 08, 2015 at 6:33pm

The finalists of this year's Griffin Poetry Prize, "the world’s largest prize for a first edition single collection of poetry written in English", have been announced.

The international prize shortlist includes:

  • Wang Xiaxoniz (poet) & Eleanor Goodman (translator) for Something Crosses My Mind
  • Wioletta Greg (poet) & Marek Kazmierski (translator) for Finite Formulae & Theories of Chance
  • Michael Longley for The Stairwell
  • Spencer Reece for The Road to Emmaus

And the finalists of the Canadian prize include:

You can read more about each finalist on the Griffin Prize website.

The two winners will each receive $65,000, while each shortlisted poet will receive $10,000. The international and Canadian prize winners will be announced on June 4th, 2015, and an anthology of works by all of the shortlisted poets is forthcoming from House of Anansi Press.

Categories: Awards, Poetry, Saskatoon, Winnipeg

Record Store Day 2015

by Tyler Vitt - Thursday, Apr 02, 2015 at 9:37pm

McNally Robinson is again proud to be one of the indies taking part in Record Store Day. Join us in both our Winnipeg and Saskatoon stores on Saturday, April 18th.

Note that stock is limited and we always draw a line of people, so for best choice get here bright and early before 9AM on the 18th. But rest assured we'll have RSD stock out all weekend if you come late to the party.

If you're wondering what RSD stock we're expecting, contact your nearest McNally Robinson bookstore.

Please note: All items received specially for Record Store Day will be available on a first-come-first-claim basis. This means that we cannot place holds or pre-orders on any Record Store Day albums before April 18th.

Categories: Music, Winnipeg
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