The 2010 Prairie Fire McNally Robinson Booksellers Writing Contest.

by D - Tuesday, Aug 31, 2010 at 12:20pm

McNally Robinson Booksellers is proud to be a sponsor of the 2010 Prairie Fire McNally Robinson Booksellers Writing Contest.
Three contests, $6,000 in cash prizes and a chance to publish with one of the best.
1. The Banff Centre Bliss Carman Poetry Award Contest: one to three poems per entry, maximum 150 lines. Judge: Christian Bök.
2. The Short Fiction Contest: one story per entry, maximum 10,000 words. Judge: Joan Thomas.
3. The Creative Non-Fiction Contest: one article per entry, maximum 5,000 words. Judge: Hal Niedzviecki.
First prize in each category is $1,250; second prize $500; and third prize $250. In addition, the first prize winner of the poetry contest will receive a jeweller-cast replica of Bliss Carman's silver and turquoise ring donated by the Banff Centre for the Arts.
The entry deadline is November 30, 2010. Entry fee is $32.00 per category. For information on contest rules and how to enter, contact: Prairie Fire Press, (204) 943-9066, email:, or check out the Prairie Fire web site:

Categories: Contests and Giveaways

David Arnason on Baldur's Song

by D - Monday, Aug 30, 2010 at 2:25pm

David Arnason, the author of Skrag and The Demon Lover reads from his highly anticipated new novel, Baldur's Song.

Breakfast Television Bookclub

by D - Friday, Aug 27, 2010 at 4:00pm

The Citytv, Breakfast Television Book Club's next meeting will air on Monday August 30 at 7:15 am. They'll be reviewing Shilpi S Gowda's The Secret Daughter with Jenna and Krista each giving their thoughts and then reading the viewer reviews.

Canada's Most Eventful Bookstore: Some of our Winnipeg Events this Fall

by D - Thursday, Aug 26, 2010 at 10:13am

Joseph Boyden, John Ralston Saul, David Sedaris, Jeff Rubin, David Bergen, Mark McEwan, Michael Van Rooy, Martha Brooks, Catherine Hunter, Tim Cook, Jake MacDonald, Melissa Steele, Jane Urquhart, Carolyn Smart, Richard B. Wright, Alissa York, Gail Bowen, Christie Blatchford, Charlene Diehl, Ross King, Margaret Buffie, Grant Lawrence, Bill Stillwell, Di Brandt, Bob Mersereau, Ariel Gordon, Cendrine Marrouat, Ken Kowal, Barbara Bowes, Zofia Monika Dove, David Korinetz, Dr. Paul D. McCutcheon, Les MacDonald, Ruth Simkin, Frances Swyripa, Michael C. Zwaagstra, Rodney A. Cliffton, John C. Long, Plynn Gutman, Leuba Franko, Edwina Gateley, David Arnason, Pat Pattan, Linda Leona, Janet Lewis Anderson, David Zinger, Jon Paul Fiorentino, Gary Geddes GMB Chomichuk, John Toone, James Rewucki, Losang Samten, Susin Nielsen, Susan Gray, Jennifer Brown, Reinhold Kramer, Tom Mitchell, GEM Munro, Jim Blanchard, Donna G. Sutherland, Owen Clark, Uma Parameswaran, Michael Lista, Valerie Fortney, Sharon McCartney, Craig, Francis Power, Carolyn Gray, Michael Wex, kevin mcpherson eckhoff.
More authors are being added all the time. Check here for details.

The Mediocre Assassin's Handbook by Tamara Sheehan

by Chadwick Ginther - Wednesday, Aug 25, 2010 at 1:31pm

Hyabusa Jao isn't much of an assassin--at least he hasn't been since his partner and lover Waya was killed. Jao's sadistic boss has given him one more chance to get his head straight, if he doesn't: he won't be a mediocre assassin, he'll be a dead one.

Categories: Reviews, SciFi & Fantasy, Mystery & Crime


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