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Your 2011 Manitoba Book Award Winners...

by Chadwick Ginther - Monday, Apr 18, 2011 at 6:50pm

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 Dora Dueck, published by CMU Press
  • McNally Robinson Book for Young People Award, Older Category: Ortega by Maureen Fergus, published by Kids Can Press
  • Aqua Books Lansdowne Prize for Poetry Prix Lansdowne de Poésie: Hump by Ariel Gordon, published by Palimpsest Press
  • Mary Scorer Award for Best Book by a Manitoba Publisher: I Still Don't Even Know You by Michelle Berry, published by Turnstone Press
  • Alexander Kennedy Isbister Award for Non-Fiction: When the Other Is Me by Emma LaRocque, published by University of Manitoba Press
  • Best Illustrated Book of the Year Award: The Imagination Manifesto - Book Two by G.M.B. Chomichuk, with James Rewucki and John Toone, cover design and illustrations by G.M.B. Chomichuk, published by Alchemical Press Ltd.
  • Carol Shields Winnipeg Book Award: The Matter with Morris by David Bergen, published by Harper Collins
  • Eileen McTavish Sykes Award for Best First Book by a Manitoba Author: High Speed Crow by Sheila McClarty, published by Oberon Press
  • John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Manitoba Writer: Michelle Elrick
  • 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 Jess Young, design by Relish Design Studio, published by Great Plains Publications
  • Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction: The Matter with Morris by David Bergen, published by Harper Collins
  • Le Prix littéraire Rue-Deschambault: Lointaines par Lise Gaboury-Diallo, publié par Les Éditions du Blé

Categories: Awards, Winnipeg

Not a Mystery any more. . . !

by Tracy Howard - Saturday, Apr 16, 2011 at 2:14pm

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 - Nathan Dueck, Ecole Laura Secord

Second Prize - Maya Schwartz, Balmoral Hall

Third Prize - Zoe Duncan, St.John's Ravenscourt School and

Honourable Mentions - Maia Kullmann, Shamrock School, and Joshua Hood, Laidlaw School!

Categories: Awards


Official Line-up 2011 TD International Winnipeg Jazz Festival

by Michael Wolch - Friday, Apr 15, 2011 at 4:26pm

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


2011-2012 Izzy Asper Jazz Performances: Groovin' With the Greats

by Michael Wolch - Friday, Apr 15, 2011 at 2:05pm

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 2012

Categories: Reviews, Site News, Music, Winnipeg

Manitoba authors on our bestseller list this week.

by D - Friday, Apr 15, 2011 at 12:57pm

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.

Hardcover Fiction
1. Irma Voth, Miriam Toews.

Hardcover Non Fiction
2. Henry Kalen's Manitoba, Henry Kalen.

Paperback Fiction
3. Curiosity, Joan Thomas.
4. The Moonlight Sonata of Beethoven Blatz, Armin Wiebe.

Paperback Non Fiction
1. Good Places to Live, Jim Silver.
2. Got 'Em, Got 'Em, Need 'Em, Stephen Laroche & Jon Waldman.
3. Keep True: A Life in Politics, Howard Pawley.
5. A Second Cup of Hot Apple Cider, N.J. Lindquist, ed.
with M.D. Meyer.

Books for Young People
1. Gus the Wrong-Way Goose, Coral Hetherington

Categories: Awards, Winnipeg


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