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Tim Higgins -- Night Table Recommendations

by Events Winnipeg - Wednesday, Jan 26, 2011 at 1:25pm

Why write? Why history? Perhaps it started with my being an army brat. Not a typical army brat, mind. Not like my temporarily close friends who disappeared every couple of years when their fathers were posted to who knows where.

No, my dreams of world travel were dashed when it became apparent that my father was never going to be posted anywhere but Winnipeg. But, even if I didn't get the unique perspective that comes with early travel, there was still Dieppe.

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Our Winnipeg Events this Week

by D - Monday, Jan 24, 2011 at 9:58am

Café Scientifique, presents a discussion on "Men's Health: Separating Fact from Fiction." Monday January 24, 7:00 pm
Travel Talk focusing on Turkey. Monday January 24, 7:30 pm.
Joanne Kelly's, of Shaw TV, Bookclub, Everyone is invited to an open discussion of Garth Stein's The Art of Racing in the Rain. Tuesday January 25, 7:00 pm.
John Berard launching Consuming Youth: Leading Teens Through Consumer Culture, Tuesday January 25, 8:00 pm.
Evelyn Jacks launching Essential Tax Facts 2011, Wednesday January 26, 7:00 pm.
Pauline Greenhill and Sidney Eve Matrix launching Fairy Tale Films: Visions of Ambiguity Thursday January 27, 7:30 pm.
Dr. Hari Bapuji speaking on Not Just China The Rise of Recalls in the Age of Global Business Thursday January 27, 7:30 pm.
George Colligan Trio, in Prairie Ink Restaurant & Bakery. Friday, January 28, 8:00 pm.
Scott Malcolmson in Prairie Ink Restaurant & Bakery. Saturday January 29, 8:00 pm.
Glen Daman presenting Master Your Life to the 10th Degree, Sunday January 30, 2:00 pm.

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An Interview with Cherie Priest

by Chadwick Ginther - Thursday, Jan 20, 2011 at 4:52pm

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Cherie Priest is the author of nine novels, including the Hugo and Nebula nominated Boneshaker. Bloodshot, her first Urban Fantasy, releases Tuesday, January 25th.Cherie was kind enough to answer a few questions about her latest novel.

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2011 Prix Aurora Awards Now Open to Nominations

by Chadwick Ginther - Sunday, Jan 16, 2011 at 4:28pm

The 2011 Prix Aurora Awards have opened to nominations in all categories. If you're a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident, you can have a say in who will take home a Prix Aurora trophy.

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Melissa Steele -- Night Table Recommendations

by Events Winnipeg - Friday, Jan 14, 2011 at 1:21pm

Middle Stories by Sheila Heti (House of Anansi)

I'm reading Sheila Heti's Middle Stories which came out in 2000. Heti writes with that Carver/Hemingway sparseness but few of the constraints of realism. Instead of pure minimalism or rich magic realism, hers is a kind of bare-bones, darkly comic, free-for-all but both full of surprises and laugh out loud funny. She is irreverent and unsentimental but smart and hip. I want to read her new novel, How Should a Person Be because how could you not want to read a book that asks that question in its title and tantalizes you with the hope that the question could be answered in some satisfying way?

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