The Orange Prize for Fiction, an annual UK book prize that celebrates excellence, originality and accessibility in women's writing has announced it's 2011 shortlist. The winner will be announced June 8th., Annabel.
, The Memory of Love.
, Grace Williams Says it Loud.
, Great House.
, The Tiger's Wife. Categories: Awards
April Gardening Thoughts
A New Leaf, "Two green thumbs up for Merilyn Simonds. Simonds reminds us that our contact with each garden bed (she has twenty-six, one for each letter of the alphabet!) lets us touch yet another aspect of our selves. A New Leaf is a by-your-bedside companion, composed to seed our dreams. - Molly Peacock, author of The Paper Garden.says of new book
McNally Robinson Booksellers - Saskatoon has picked the winners of their Mysterious Happenings Mystery Writing Contest and the Winners are:
First: "Frostbite and the Mystery of the Missing Painting" by of St. Matthew School
Second: "Emma Undercover" by of Holliston School.
Third: "The Mysterious Note" by Sarah Kiesman of St. Matthew School
Honorable Mentions Go To:
"The Handkerchief Hacker" by Hope Charney of St. Luke School and
"Family Matters by Paris Houlden of Holliston School.
All of the winners will be awarded their prizes at McNally Robinson on Wednesday, April 20 at 7:00 pm in the Art Alcove. Some of the winners will also be reading their entries!Categories: Awards, Saskatoon
Book of the Day, Bossypants.
Bossypants offers hilarious insights into navigating the gender politics of show business. Fey's strategy for dealing with everything from entrenched discrimination to garden-variety chauvinism is to write a joke, a better joke than the other people in the room. Fey's proves that responding to a situation with humor, as opposed to, say, dead-serious self-righteousness, is a rhetorically effective way to get your point across, and makes great TV.
, Small Works Gallery Opening showing Light/Lumière, Monday, April 11, 7:30 pm.
launching The Moonlight Sonata of Beethoven Blatz, Tuesday April 12, 8:00 pm.
with featuring , Wednesday, April 13, 7:30 pm.
launching Good Places to Live Poverty and Public Housing in Canada, Wednesday, April 13, 8:00 pm.
launching Weather Reports, Thursday, April 14, 7:00 pm.
launching A Second Cup of Hot Apple Cider: Words to Stimulate the Mind and Delight the Spirit, Thursday, April 14, 7:30 pm.
with launching Who Killed Mom? A Delinquent Son's Meditation on Family, Mortality, and Very Tacky Candles Thursday, April 14, 8:00 pm.
Free Live Music in Prairie Ink Restaurant + Bakery, Folk music, Friday, April 15, 8:00 pm.
reading and signing The Sentimentalists, This event is co-presented by THIN AIR, Winnipeg's International Writers Festival. THIN AIR Director will be hosting. Saturday, April 16, 2:00 pm.
Free Live Music in Prairie Ink Restaurant + Bakery, Jazz & Folk, Saturday, April 16, 8:00 pm.
launching Distant Thunder, Sunday, April 17, 2:00 pm.
Beatriz Girardin signing Healing Words for Loving Hearts, Sunday, April 17, 2:00 pm.
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