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Marc Holt Trio -- Live Musical Performance

Saturday May 30 2015 8:00 pm - Prairie Ink Restaurant, Saskatoon

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Jazz

The Marc Holt Trio is a Saskatoon-based group of young jazz musicians exploring and putting their own spin on standards and new arrangements. The group is led by baritone saxophonist Marc Holt with Michael Stankowski on guitar and Nevin Buehler on bass. Check out Marc Holt Music on Facebook to keep up with this group.

Roxanne Dawn Pawluk-Frost -- Book Signing

Sunday May 31 2015 2:00 pm - Main Floor, Saskatoon

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Three Doctors: Molding and Developing Exceptional Children

Three Doctors teaches parents how to raise successful, godly children. Many topics of child rearing are covered including godliness, homeschooling, and discipline. Parents are given useful guidance to enable their children to become professional members of society who are intelligent, caring human beings. Parents can learn how they can have a vital role in seeing their children become all that God wants them to be.

A born-again Christian, Roxanne Dawn Pawluk-Frost grew up in rural Saskatchewan. She attended the University of Saskatchewan to obtain her Bachelor of Education degree with a major in English. Roxanne married Robert Frost (no relation to the poet), and they reside in Regina, where she homeschooled their four children. One of their children is now in law, while the other three have chosen careers in medicine. Roxanne also completed Jerry Savelle’s Bible school program, and she has tried to live to serve God all her life. She has been raised with a godly heritage, and her prayer is that she has passed this heritage on to her children.

Preschool Storytime

Tuesday Jun 02 2015 10:30 am - Storytime Circle, Saskatoon

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For children ages 3 - 5.

Join us in the Story Circle, where our storyteller will treat you to a half hour of fun and imagination! Every Tuesday from 10:30 - ll:00 am.

For further information, please inquire at the Children's Desk (upstairs) in person or by phone at (306) 955-1477.

Mary Lou Dickinson and Joan Spencer Olson -- Reading and Signing

Thursday Jun 04 2015 7:00 pm - Travel Alcove, Saskatoon

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An evening of with Mary Lou Dickinson, author of Would I Lie to You? (Inanna Publications) and Joan Spencer Olson, author of Prairie Initiation: A War Bride Story (Benchmark Press)

Who is a family and how do we create one? In Would I Lie to You?, Mary Lou Dickinson artfully explores the effects of hidden pregnancies from days long past, what happens when mothers and birth children search for each other, and the painful reality of secrets hidden under the veneer of polite society that can affect families for generations. The author of critically-acclaimed books One Day It Happens and Ile d’Or, Mary Lou Dickinson’s fiction has been published in numerous literary publications and broadcast on CBC Radio. Her writing was included in We Who Can Fly: Poems, Essays and Memories in Honour of Adele Wiseman.

Winner of the 2001 John V. Hicks Award, Prairie Initiation: A War Bride Story is based upon an English war bride’s experience as she struggled to adapt to her new life in Canada, following World War II. Like many other war brides, Joan Spencer Olson left behind family, friends and country when she traveled by boat to Canada. There, she settled on her husband's family farm in Saskatchewan. The result of her experience adapting to prairie life is this novel, which Joan dedicates to all war brides and hopes it will help others facing similar challenges. She lives with her son in Regina.

Leah Horlick -- Reading and Signing

Friday Jun 05 2015 7:00 pm - Travel Alcove, Saskatoon

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For Your Own Good (Caitlin Press)

In the canon of contemporary feminist and lesbian poetry, For Your Own Good breaks silence. A fictionalized autobiography, the poems in this collection illustrate the narrator’s survival of a domestic and sexual violence in a lesbian relationship. There is magic in this work: the symbolism of the Tarot and the roots of Jewish heritage, but also the magic that is at the heart of transformation and survival. These poems are acutely painful, rooted in singular and firsthand experiences. But Horlick also draws from a legacy of feminist, Jewish and lesbian writers against violence: epigraphs from the works of Adrienne Rich and Minnie Bruce Pratt act as touchstones alongside references to contemporary writers, such as Daphne Gottlieb and Michelle Tea.

In this reflection on grief, silence and community, we follow the narrator’s own journey as she explores what it is to survive, to change, to desire and to hope. At once unflinching and fragile, For Your Own Good is a collection with transformation at its heart.

Leah Horlick is a writer and poet from Saskatoon. A 2012 Lambda Literary Fellow in Poetry, she holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of British Columbia. Her first collection of poetry, Riot Lung (Thistledown Press, 2012), was shortlisted for a 2013 ReLit Award and a Saskatchewan Book Award. She lives on Unceded Coast Salish Territories in Vancouver, where she co-curates REVERB, a queer and anti-oppressive reading series.

One More Troubadour -- Live Musical Performance

Friday Jun 05 2015 8:00 pm - Prairie Ink Restaurant, Saskatoon

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Progressive Fingerstyle Guitar

One More Troubadour is the music project started by Saskatoon guitarist Matt Hunter. Primarily instrumental acoustic guitar, his style incorporates various techniques such as percussive tapping, several types of harmonics, hammer-ons and pull-offs, fingerpicking, and alternate tunings.

Inspired by many of the incredible recording artists of this style – Don Ross, Andy McKee, Antoine Dufour, Erik Mongrain, Tommy Emmanuel, to name a few – Matt is always looking for inspiration to progress his playing. He started playing guitar at age 5, and between various teachers, self-taught guitar, and dabbling in every genre of guitar playing, the past 20 years of playing have come together to create One More Troubadour.

No Hurry Trio -- Live Musical Performance

Saturday Jun 06 2015 8:00 pm - Prairie Ink Restaurant, Saskatoon

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Easy Listening/Classic Rock

No Hurry is a trio of musicians who blend acoustic guitars with tight vocal harmonies in and around the Saskatoon area. Their music consists of easy listening tunes from the '50s to present day.

Banjo and Friends -- Live Musical Performance

Sunday Jun 07 2015 2:00 pm - Main Floor, Saskatoon

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Join Tammy O'Brien, Magel Sutherland, Fraser Sutherland (on guitars and vocals), and Banjo (guitar) for an entertaining afternoon of adult contemporary, acoustic folk, and finger style guitar music.

Co-presented by Ben Schenstead Music Studios

Marina Endicott -- Book Launch

Tuesday Jun 09 2015 7:00 pm - Travel Alcove, Saskatoon

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An evening with Marina Endicott, launching Close to Hugh (Doubleday Canada) and joined in conversation by Connie Gault, author of A Beauty (McClelland & Stewart). Co-presented by The Word on the Street Saskatoon.

Close to Hugh is a glorious, exuberant, poignant comic novel about youth and age, art and life, love and death--and about losing your mind and finding your heart's desire over the course of seven days one September. Hugh Argylle, owner of the Argylle Art Gallery, has a jarring fall from a ladder – a fall that leaves him with a fractured off-kilter vision of his own life and the lives of his friends, who are going through crises that leave them despairing, afraid, one half-step from going under emotionally or financially. Someone's going to have to fix all that, thinks Hugh – and it will probably be him. Meanwhile, beneath the adult orbit, bright young lives are taking form as the sons and daughters of Hugh's friends and separating from the gravitational pull of their parents. With two sets of friends on the cusp of simultaneous reinvention, Endicott offers us a rare and rich perspective on what it means to rise and fall and rise again, and what in the end we owe those we love.

Marina Endicott’s previous novel, Good to a Fault, won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best Book, Canada and the Caribbean, and was a finalist for the prestigious Scotiabank Giller Prize. She has been an actor, director, playwright and editor, and now lives in Edmonton, where she teaches at the University of Edmonton and writes.

Connie Gault is the author of two collections of short stories, several plays for stage and radio and the novel Euphoria, winner of the Saskatchewan Book Award for Fiction and short-listed for the High Plains Fiction Award and the Commonwealth Prize for Best Book of Canada and the Caribbean. She lives in Regina. Her new book, A Beauty, is a spellbinding and highly original novel that gives a new name to the Prairie Novel. At one time lyrical and tough, moving and mysterious, it is a captivating tale of a woman who, without intending to, touches many lives, and sometimes alters them forever.

Dan Danielson -- Book Launch

Wednesday Jun 10 2015 7:00 pm - Travel Alcove, Saskatoon

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Memories of a Suitcase Farmer

Memories of a Suitcase Farmer is a lively book that warmly recounts Dan’s life and his experiences as a farmer-­intellectual. Along side his whimsical retelling of life in a small Saskatchewan town, politics is never far away... It is political science meets W.O. Mitchell.” – David McGrane, author of Remaining Loyal
“A must read for anyone interested in a clearly told history of Saskatchewan, through the eyes of a teacher, long­time school trustee, and career farmer. Dan’s introspection into the social, economic and political forces that shaped our province, and the counter forces that gradually diminished our co­operative identity, are both disturbing and enlightening. His advice on democratic participation should be compulsory reading for us all.” – Alec Postnikoff, Former Director of Education

Dan Danielson was born at Eston, Saskatchewan in 1949 and lived on his grandparents homestead farm prior to his family moving to Tyner. In Saskatoon, he completed degrees in teaching, economics, and educational administration. Dan has served on numerous boards and committees including the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool Committee, the Crown Land Tenants Association, the Saskatoon Public School Board, the Saskatchewan School Boards Association, the Saskatchewan Assessment Management Agency, the Primrose Resources Economic Development Corporation, the Committee for a Democratic Co­op, and the Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission. He has a passion for democratic participation and co­operation, and a natural flair for the clever and comical side of life. He enjoys the beauty and friendship of nature and still loves to participate in a goose hunt. Above all he wants his family and others to have a safe, productive and happy life going into a complex future.

Dale Enns and Richard Hamilton -- Live Musical Performance

Friday Jun 12 2015 8:00 pm - Prairie Ink Restaurant, Saskatoon

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Classic Rock/Pop

Mabaleka -- Live Musical Performance

Saturday Jun 13 2015 8:00 pm - Prairie Ink Restaurant, Saskatoon

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Acoustic Country/Rock

Over the past five years Mabaleka has been forging their own musical style that mixes the raw, honest lyrics of country music, with the passionate aggressive acoustic sound of an indie rock band. Their excitable personalities and joyful spirit never fail in creating a great atmosphere and memorable performance.

A Pirate Party!

Sunday Jun 14 2015 10:00 am - Prairie Ink Restaurant, Saskatoon

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Aarrr, mateys! Join us for a Pirate Party on Sunday, June 14th beginning at 10 am in Prairie Ink.

Dress up in your most piratical outfit, practice your pirate lingo, and enjoy a buffet too tasty for any landlubber. Featuring shark-infested waters, plank walking,and the Pirate Tales of the Notorious Black Max!

$15 per person (excluding tax & gratuity) by reservation only at Prairie Ink Restaurant. No need to make a reservation for your parrot. Also, don’t bring your parrot. For more information, please call (306) 955-3579.

Boris W. Kishchuk -- Book Launch

Monday Jun 15 2015 7:00 pm - Travel Alcove, Saskatoon

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Connecting with Ukraine: Saskatchewan--Ukraine Relations (Your Nickel's Worth Publishing)

Every connection has its own story. Immigrants have come to Saskatchewan from Ukraine for more than a hundred years. Since Ukraine’s independence in 1991, there has been increasing awareness in Saskatchewan of the need to connect with Ukraine both politically and economically. And as time passes, there is an increasing awareness in all Canadians of Ukraine’s aspiration to become a fully independent and democratic country.

The intent of this book is to record some of the “connections” that have been made by Saskatchewan organizations and individuals with Ukraine, starting in the early 1970s. These connections have taken different forms over the years, but there has been a gradual shift from preserving Ukrainian culture and language to establishing a broader educational base—one that is mutually beneficial to both Saskatchewan and Ukraine.

Boris Kishchuk has made connections with Ukraine since 1992, a year after the country obtained its independence. As an adjunct faculty member at the University of Saskatchewan, he was involved in a number of projects in Ukraine that included accompanying University of Saskatchewan MBA internship students to Ukraine over a nine-year period. He is currently the chair of the Canada–Ukraine Centre Inc. Boris has written two previous books: Long-Term Care in Saskatchewan: Its History and Evolution and Crown Corporations in Saskatchewan. He lives in Saskatoon.

Preschool Storytime

Tuesday Jun 16 2015 10:30 am - Storytime Circle, Saskatoon

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For children ages 3 - 5.

Join us in the Story Circle, where our storyteller will treat you to a half hour of fun and imagination! Every Tuesday from 10:30 - ll:00 am.

For further information, please inquire at the Children's Desk (upstairs) in person or by phone at (306) 955-1477.

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