Manitoban literary achievement was celebrated April 17th at the Centre Culturel Franco-Manitobain. Congratulations to all the nominees and award recipients.
- McNally Robinson Book of the Year: This Hidden Thing by , published by CMU Press
- McNally Robinson Book for Young People Award, Older Category: Ortega by , published by Kids Can Press
- Aqua Books Lansdowne Prize for Poetry Prix Lansdowne de Poésie: Hump by , published by Palimpsest Press
- Mary Scorer Award for Best Book by a Manitoba Publisher: I Still Don't Even Know You by , published by Turnstone Press
- Alexander Kennedy Isbister Award for Non-Fiction: When the Other Is Me by , published by University of Manitoba Press
- Best Illustrated Book of the Year Award: The Imagination Manifesto - Book Two by , with and , cover design and illustrations by , published by Alchemical Press Ltd.
- Carol Shields Winnipeg Book Award: The Matter with Morris by , published by Harper Collins
- Eileen McTavish Sykes Award for Best First Book by a Manitoba Author: High Speed Crow by , published by Oberon Press
- John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Manitoba Writer:
- Manuela Dias Book Design of the Year Award: A Dog's Breakfast: A Chef's Guide to Healthy Home Cooking for Your Favorite Pooch by , design by , published by Great Plains Publications
- Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction: The Matter with Morris by , published by Harper Collins
- Le Prix littéraire Rue-Deschambault: Lointaines par , publié par Les Éditions du Blé
We know who-dun-it. Another excellent batch of entries for this year's grade 5/6 writing contest has been read and judged. The winners are:
First Prize - , Ecole Laura Secord
Second Prize -, Balmoral Hall
Third Prize -, St.John's Ravenscourt School and
Honourable Mentions -, Shamrock School, and , Laidlaw School!Categories: Awards
Here it is! The line-up for this year's Winnipeg Jazz Festival. This is not a complete list, but our highlights:Robert Plant
Trombone Shorty (funky New Orleans music)
Gary Burton with Julian Lage, Antonio Sanchez & Scott Collley (killer band)
Kellylee Evans (her CD last year entitled "Nina" was one of our favourites)
Black Sea Station (Hot Winnipeg Klezmer)
Robert Glasper (superb young jazz pianist)
Lost Fingers (high energy gypsy jazz)
Categories: Reviews, Site News, Music, Winnipeg
The 2011-2012 Izzy Asper Jazz Performances were recently announced and here are a couple of the highlights:
Aaron Goldberg Trio: along with Reuben Rogers (bass) and Eric Harland (drums), pianist Aaron Goldberg is going to bring down the house with this powerful and swinging trio. March 2011
Clayton Brothers Quintet: John Clayton (bass), Jeff Clayton (sax), Gerald Clayton (piano), Terrell Stafford (trumpet). All of them are amazing, in-demand musicians, but the guy to watch at this show is the youngest Clayton, Gerald, on piano. October 2011
and the rest.... Sean Jones & Don Braden September 2011; Randy Brecker November 2011; Dee Daniels April 2012Categories: Reviews, Site News, Music, Winnipeg
We are very proud to have local these Manitoba authors on our bestseller list this week. The complete Bestseller list is available under the Bestsellers heading on the right.
1. Irma Voth, .
Hardcover Non Fiction
2. Henry Kalen's Manitoba, .
3. Curiosity, .
4. The Moonlight Sonata of Beethoven Blatz, .
Paperback Non Fiction
1. Good Places to Live, .
2. Got 'Em, Got 'Em, Need 'Em, & .
3. Keep True: A Life in Politics, .
5. A Second Cup of Hot Apple Cider, , ed.
Books for Young People
1. Gus the Wrong-Way Goose,
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