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Jessica Wallace — Book Launch

Friday Oct 09 2015 7:00 pm - Travel Alcove, Saskatoon

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Meet You There (Now Or Never Publishing)

Robin Kent doesn’t understand how everyone around her, including her husband, is so certain of everything. The only explanation is that they’re all following the same Guidebook—a copy of which Robin has yet to receive. When a co-worker at her call centre reveals his secret, Robin is sure he’s offering more than just a way out of a depressing job, marking the beginning of a drift from one life to another. An original, inspiring story, Meet You There explores the ties that bind us.

Jessica Wallace grew up in the prairies and is now a writer, researcher, and content strategist in Vancouver, BC. She received her MA from the University of Sussex. Her poetry and short fiction have appeared in several international literary magazines and Meet You There is her first novel.

Kristan Couture — Live Musical Performance

Friday Oct 09 2015 8:00 pm - Prairie Ink Restaurant, Saskatoon

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Kristan Couture is a Saskatchewan-born fiddler and singer/songwriter that fuses Celtic and folk influences into her creativity. Fingerpicking guitar and sawing bows combined with Irish drum and electric guitar create an East Coast type sound that resonates within a home prairie feel. Hear here

Justice and Jasmine Der — Live Musical Performance

Saturday Oct 10 2015 8:00 pm - Prairie Ink Restaurant, Saskatoon

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Justice (on guitar) and Jasmine (on piano) play jazz standards, and they also take contemporary songs and create their own arrangements.

Susan Grant -- Book Launch

Tuesday Oct 13 2015 7:00 pm - Travel Alcove, Saskatoon

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Memories of a German Boy

The Arndt family, threatened by the approaching Russians, left their German home in Konigsberg Prussia in January 1945. With her husband and eldest daughter at war, Helene Arndt and four of her children walked miles to the railway station in the freezing cold and started their journey west. Martin was the youngest. One month shy of his sixth birthday his young body endured the affects of war – hunger to the point of near starvation, death and sickness surrounding him, fear following him wherever he went. This is the Arndt story. However as you will see, it is about more than war. It is about strength of character, determination and faith.

Susan Grant is the daughter of Martin Arndt. Her previous writings include short stories, essays, and poems, as well as The Memory Box: One Hundred Years of Policing in Saskatoon 1903-2003. Susan is a retired police officer who lives in Saskatoon with her husband. She has two sons, Cliff and Wyatt.

Ted Barris — Speaking and Signing

Wednesday Oct 14 2015 7:00 pm - Travel Alcove, Saskatoon

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Fire Canoe: Prairie Steamboat Days Revisited (Dundurn Press)

The story of steamboating in the Canadian West comes to life in the voices of those aboard the vessels of the waterways of the Prairies. Their captains were seafaring skippers who had migrated inland. Their pilots were indigenous people who could read the shoals, sandbars, and currents of Prairie waterways. Their operators were businessmen hoping to reap the benefits of commercial enterprise along the shores and banks of Canada’s inland lakes and rivers. Their passengers were fur traders, adventure-seekers, and immigrants opening up the West. All of them sought their futures and fortunes aboard Prairie steamboats, decades before the railways arrived and took credit for the breakthrough.

Ted Barris is an award-winning author, journalist, and broadcaster. For more than forty years his writing has appeared in the national press, as well as in history, news, and arts magazines, and he has authored seventeen non-fiction books. In 2014, his book The Great Escape received the national Libris Non-Fiction Book of the Year Award. He lives in Uxbridge, Ontario.

Deana J. Driver — Reading and Signing

Thursday Oct 15 2015 7:00 pm - Travel Alcove, Saskatoon

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Cream Money: Stories of Prairie People (DriverWorks Ink)

Selling milk and cream was an integral way of life on the Canadian Prairies in the early to mid-1900s. On many farms, the women were in charge of milking the cows, separating the cream from the milk, and selling that cream to neighbours and townspeople. The extra money earned was used to subsidize the family’s income, especially in years of poor crops. Cream money helped purchase groceries, fabric, farm supplies, and other items that could not be produced on the farm. While children cherished the occasional candy treat purchased with cream cheque money, everyone in the family enjoyed the everyday bounty of delicious foods cooked with homemade butter or slathered with rich, whipped cream. Cream Money honours this bygone era of Prairie farming through 29 short stories and two poems written by 30 Prairie writers, including author/editor Deana J. Driver, of how cream money was earned and spent.

Deana J. Driver is a Saskatchewan author, editor, and book publisher. For more than 25 years, she worked as a freelance journalist, chronicling the stories of fascinating Prairie people through 2,300 articles published in Canadian magazines. She has written five non-fiction books and has worked with more than 30 Prairie authors since 2008, when she founded her book publishing company, DriverWorks Ink.

An Evening with Tim Cook

Friday Oct 16 2015 7:00 pm - Travel Alcove, Saskatoon

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Speaking and Signing Fight to the Finish: Canadians in the Second World War, 1944-1945 (Penguin Canada). Hosted by Lieutenant Colonel (Ret'd) Larry Wong, CD.

Historian Tim Cook displays his trademark storytelling ability in the second volume of his masterful account of Canadians in World War II. Cook combines an extraordinary grasp of military strategy with a deep empathy for the soldiers on the ground, at sea and in the air. Whether it's a minute-by-minute account of a gruelling artillery battle, vicious infighting among generals, the scene inside a medical unit, or the small details of a soldier's daily life, Cook creates a compelling narrative. He recounts in mesmerizing detail how the Canadian forces figured in the Allied bombing of Germany, the D-Day landing at Juno beach, the taking of Caen, and the drive south. Featuring dozens of black-and-white photographs and moving excerpts from letters and diaries of servicemen, Fight to the Finish is a memorable account of Canadians who fought abroad and of the home front that was changed forever.

Tim Cook is a military historian at the Canadian War Museum, as well as an adjunct professor at Carleton University. His books have won numerous awards, including the 2008 J.W. Dafoe Prize for At the Sharp End and the 2009 Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction for Shock Troops. In 2013, he received the Pierre Berton Award for popularizing Canadian history and was recently inducted into the Order of Canada. He lives in Ottawa with his family.

Military expert Lieutenant Colonel (Ret'd) Larry Wong chaired the Saskatchewan Military Heritage Committee, which created the video series Stories of Courage: Saskatchewan Second World War Veterans Remember (Government of Saskatchewan, 2014).

The Nobles — Live Musical Performance

Friday Oct 16 2015 8:00 pm - Prairie Ink Restaurant, Saskatoon

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Classic Rock and Country

The Nobles consist of the father/daughter team of Madison and Lorry Noble. Madison has been playing piano, guitar and has been singing for over half of her life. Lorry is a seasoned musician, playing guitar and drums in a number of bands for over 25 years. They play a wide variety of classic rock and country songs from Patsy Cline to Bryan Adams.

Major Millie — Live Musical Performance

Saturday Oct 17 2015 8:00 pm - Prairie Ink Restaurant, Saskatoon

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Acoustic Soul/Jazz/Blues

Major Millie is a duo from Saskatoon. Camille Schroeder and Dale Kary deliver classic soul, jazz and blues - unplugged.

Paul E. Hardisty — Speaking and Signing

Tuesday Oct 20 2015 7:00 pm - Travel Alcove, Saskatoon

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The Abrupt Physics of Dying (Orenda Books)

Claymore Straker is trying to forget a violent past. Working as an oil company engineer in the wilds of Yemen, he is hijacked at gunpoint by Islamic terrorists. Clay has a choice: help uncover the cause of a mysterious sickness afflicting the village of Al Urush, close to the company’s oil-processing facility, or watch Abdulkader, his driver and close friend, die. As the country descends into civil war and village children start dying, Clay finds himself caught up in a ruthless struggle between opposing armies, controllers of the country’s oil wealth, Yemen’s shadowy secret service, and rival terrorist factions. As Clay scrambles to keep his friend alive, he meets Rania, a troubled journalist. Together, they try to uncover the truth about Al Urush. But nothing in this ancient, unforgiving place is what it seems. Accused of a murder he did not commit, put on the CIA’s most-wanted list, Clay must come to terms with his past and confront the powerful forces that want him dead.

"A stormer of a thriller – vividly written, utterly topical, totally gripping." — Peter James

Canadian by birth, Paul Hardisty has spent 25 years working all over the world as an engineer, hydrologist and environmental scientist. He has roughnecked on oil rigs in Texas, explored for gold in the Arctic, mapped geology in Eastern Turkey (where he was befriended by PKK rebels), and rehabilitated water wells in the wilds of Africa. He was in Ethiopia in 1991 as the Mengistu regime fell, and was bumped from one of the last flights out of Addis Ababa by bureaucrats and their families fleeing the rebels. In 1993 he survived a bomb blast in a café in Sana’a, and was one of the last Westerners out of Yemen before the outbreak of the 1994 civil war. Paul is a university professor and Director of Australia’s national land, water, ecosystems and climate adaptation research programmes. He is a sailor, a private pilot, keen outdoorsman, conservation volunteer, and lives in Western Australia with his family.

An Evening of Poetry with Glen Sorestad, Jeanette Lynes, and Daniel Scott Tysdal

Wednesday Oct 21 2015 7:00 pm - Travel Alcove, Saskatoon

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An evening of readings with poets Glen Sorestad (Hazards of Eden: Poems from the Southwest) Jeanette Lynes (Bedlam Cowslip), and Daniel Scott Tysdal (Fauxccasional Poems).

Glen Sorestad, first poet laureate of Saskatchewan, has been writing and publishing stories and poetry for almost half a century. He has published more than twenty books of poems, and his work has appeared in appeared in dozens of anthologies and textbooks. His contributions to Canadian literature have earned him Canada's highest non-military award as a Member of the Order of Canada. His latest collection, Hazards of Eden, is a gathering of insightful and entertaining poems spanning several decades and countless miles of traveling Southwestern highways and backroads.

Jeanette Lynes is the author of a novel and six collections of poetry. The Factory Voice was longlisted for The Scotiabank Giller Prize and a ReLit Award, and her poetry has been shortlisted for the Pat Lowther Memorial Award and has won The Bliss Carman Award. She is Coordinator of the MFA in Writing at the University of Saskatchewan's Interdisciplinary Centre for Culture and Creativity and a member of the Department of English. In Bedlam Cowslip (Wolsak and Wynn), she turns her attention to the life and work of Victorian poet John Clare.

Daniel Scott Tysdal teaches English at the University of Toronto Scarborough and is the author of The Mourner’s Book of Albums and Predicting the Next Big Advertising Breakthrough Using a Potentially Dangerous Method, winner of the ReLit Award for Poetry, the Anne Szumigalski Poetry Award, and the John V. Hicks Award. In his new book Fauxccasional Poems (Gooselane Editions), he imagines himself into poetic voices not his own, writing to commemorate events that never occurred, for the posterity of alternative universes — and the delight of our own.

Lisa Guenther — Book Launch

Friday Oct 23 2015 7:00 pm - Travel Alcove, Saskatoon

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Saskatoon launch of Friendly Fire (NeWest Press) featuring guest musician Best Kept Secret Girlfriend

As a long, hot Saskatchewan summer dawns, Darby Swank’s life is forever changed when she finds her beloved aunt floating dead in a lake. All at once, her blinders are lifted and she sees the country lifestyle she’s always known in a whole new way, with hidden pain and anguish lurking behind familiar faces, and violence forever threatening to burst forth, like brushfire smouldering and dormant under the muskeg. Lisa Guenther's novel lays bare familial bonds, secret histories and the healing potential of art as it eviscerates small-town platitudes and brings important issues to light.

Lisa Guenther is a writer and agricultural journalist based in Livelong, Saskatchewan. Her writing has appeared in Grainews and Country Guide Magazine, and she is the sitting president of the Canadian Farm Writers Association. Friendly Fire is her first novel.

Carmen LoncarBest Kept Secret Girlfriend is Saskatoon-based singer-songwriter Carmen Loncar's chronicles of forbidden love, new frontiers, shape-shifting identities, a journey through the wilderness, and ultimately, the return home. Her debut album, out this fall, manages to recall familiar images of north-western Canada while mapping an inner landscape — made real with rich textures, elements of nature, and a sparseness that evokes the space and solitude of a heart that is searching. A preview of the album is available online.

Harrison King — Live Musical Performance

Friday Oct 23 2015 8:00 pm - Prairie Ink Restaurant, Saskatoon

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Instrumental Piano

Harrison King has a great passion for music and loves to perform. He will entertain you with an evening of music from the '70s, '80s, and today.

Pennybrook -- Live Musical Performance

Saturday Oct 24 2015 8:00 pm - Prairie Ink Restaurant, Saskatoon

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Acoustic Folk/Celtic

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Pennybrook is an acoustic duo based in southwestern Nova Scotia, specializing in original instrumental compositions with a Celtic flavour. Charlie Wilson plays Irish flute and whistles, and Jude Pelley plays guitars, mandolin, and Appalachian dulcimer. Their music is atmospheric; rich and complex, drawing on both traditional and contemporary influences. They have been together since 2010, and have given concerts from Nova Scotia to the Yukon. They have one full-length album of original acoustic music, 2012's The Edge Of Waiting, and they are working on a second album.

Boo Brunch! at Prairie Ink

Sunday Oct 25 2015 9:30 am - Prairie Ink Restaurant, Saskatoon

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Dress up in your best costume and join us for a Boo-tiful brunch on Sunday, October 25 at 9:30 am.

Enjoy Boo-berry Pancakes and hop, dance or walk through the store in our Costume Parade, followed by spooky stories and pumpkin carving!

Tickets go on sale Monday, September 21 at Prairie Ink Restaurant. Buy in person or by calling (306) 955-3579. Tickets are $15 per person. Seating is limited!

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