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Richard Kelly Kemick & Michael Prior (Reading and Signing)

Tuesday May 31 2016 7:00 pm - Travel Alcove, Saskatoon

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Richard Kelly Kemick

Richard Kelly Kemick’s poetry, prose, and criticism have been published in magazines and journals across Canada and the United States, including The Walrus, the Literary Review of Canada, the Fiddlehead, the New Quarterly, and Tin House (Open Bar). He has won the poetry prizes of both Grain magazine and Echolocation. He lives in Calgary.

Caribou Run is at one moment, a pure abstraction; at the next, an incontrovertible presence of hooves, antlers, and fur. The beating heart of this assured début by Richard Kelly Kemick is the Porcupine caribou herd of the western Arctic. In Caribou Run, Richard Kelly Kemick orchestrates a suite of poems both encyclopedic and lyrical, in which the caribou is both metaphor and phenomenon; both text and exegesis. He explores what we share with this creature of blood and bone and what is hidden, alien, and ineffable.

Michael Prior

Michael Prior's poems have appeared in publications across North America and the UK. Winner of The Walrus's Poetry Prize, Matrix Magazine’s LitPop Award, Grain’s Short Grain Contest, Magma Poetry’s Editors' Prize and Vallum’s Poetry Prize. Michael currently resides in Ithaca, New York, where he is an MFA candidate in poetry at Cornell University.

Model Disciple is a mesmerizing and moving first collection, which gives us a poetry of two minds. Confounded by Japanese-Canadian legacies too painful to fully embrace, Michael Prior's split speakers struggle to understand themselves as they submit to their reinvention. Prior emerges as a poet not of identity, but identities. Invented identities, double identities, provisional identities—his art always bearing witness to a sense of self held long enough to shed at a moment’s notice. Model Disciple‘s Ovidean shape-shifting is driven by formal mastery and not just precision. It’s also one of the most commanding poetic debuts in years.

WorldWide Ecotours Presents Argentina Nature Tour (Presentation)

Wednesday Jun 01 2016 7:00 pm - Travel Alcove, Saskatoon

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Join Worldwide Ecotours and presenter Leslie Tuchek for an informative evening on their upcoming tour to Argentina (November 9-22, 2016), travelling through Buenos Aires, the Ibera Marshes, and Puerto Deseado. On this journey, learn about the native and exotic trees of Buenos Aires and explore the abundant life of the Costanera Sur Nature Reserve located in the middle of this cosmopolitan city. Walk through Rockhopper and Magellanic Penguin colonies on the Isla Pinquino, and tour the Deseado River Estuary, one of the richest biological areas in Patagonia with four species of cormorants, seals,dolphins and oystercatchers. Visit the Petrified Woods and sea lion colonies of Bahia Bustamante, and enjoy horseback and boat tours through the EstanciaRincón del Socorro, a former cattle ranch turned nature reserve on the edge of theIbera Marshlands, home to over 350 bird species and wildlife as capybara and caiman. Leslie Tuchek is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan Certificate in Ecological Education and an avid birder and wildlife photographer. She has developed and guided tours for the UofS Centre for Continuing and Distance Education and is now a Worldwide Ecotour host.

Robin & Arlene Karpan (Book Launch)

Thursday Jun 02 2016 8:00 pm - Travel Alcove, Saskatoon

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Photographer's Guide to Saskatchewan. Saskatchewan is a photographer's dream, with ruggedly beautiful native prairie, some of Canada's baddest badlands, breathtaking wildlife spectacles, and legendary northern waterways brimming with jaw-dropping scenery.

Saskatchewan is the sand dune capital of Canada – home to both the largest and second largest dune fields in the country. Our sunrises and sunsets are simply the most dazzling on the planet. Then there are those enchanting hidden gems that seem straight from the pages of a fantasy novel. With a focus on nature, wildlife, and awesome landscapes, the book not only guides you to photogenic hot spots, but also reveals what you need to know to capture amazing images.

Whether you're an accomplished photographer expanding your horizons, or you simply want better mementos of your vacation, the Photographer's Guide to Saskatchewan helps you find Saskatchewan's best.

Robin and Arlene Karpan are award-winning writers and photographers, and recipients of nine Saskatchewan Tourism Awards of Excellence. They are authors of 13 books, including Canadian Bestsellers such as The Great Saskatchewan Bucket List.

As part of the event, Robin and Arlene will show photographs of Saskatchewan's most stunning landscapes.

Alexa and Katelyn (Live Musical Performance)

Friday Jun 03 2016 8:00 pm - Prairie Ink Restaurant, Saskatoon

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Alexa & Katelyn have been playing and performing together for over three years. Their love of music is an important part of the foundation of their friendship and they love to create music. They have performed for coffee houses, art shows, churches, school events, talent shows, fundraisers and the Saskatoon River Boats for a Canada Day celebration with Assante Capital Management. Alexa & Katelyn both have a love of music and performance which they enjoying sharing it with others.

K.K. & Brasil Refined (Live Musical Performance)

Saturday Jun 04 2016 8:00 pm - Prairie Ink Restaurant, Saskatoon

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Live Jazz

Hear the sweet jazz sounds from front man Dave Nelson.

Bill Waiser - A World Lost: Saskatchewan Before 1905 (Book Launch - Broadway Theatre)

Friday Jun 10 2016 7:00 pm - Broadway Theatre, Saskatoon

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Sometime during the summer of 1690, in east-central Saskatchewan, Englishmen Henry Kelsey and his Indian escorts walked out of the boreal forest and into a new world--the northern great plains of western Canada.The simple fact remains that any European and later Canadian activity in what would become the future province of Saskatchewan was entirely dependent on the goodwill and cooperation of the indigenous peoples of the region. A World We Have Lost examines the early history of Saskatchewan through an Aboriginal and environmental lens. Indian and mixed-descent peoples played leading roles in the story–as did the land and climate. By the time Saskatchewan entered confederation as a province in 1905, the world that Kelsey had encountered during his historic walk on the northern prairies had become a world we have lost.

Author and historian Bill Waiser specializes in western Canadian history. He has published over a dozen books–many of them recognized by various awards, including a shortlist nomination for the 1997 Governor General’s literary award for non-fiction. Bill is a frequent public speaker and contributor to radio, television and print media. He has also served on a number of national, provincial, and local boards. Bill has been awarded the Saskatchewan Order of Merit, elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, named a distinguished university professor, and granted a D.Litt.

Schenstead - Pizurny Duo (Live Musical Performance)

Friday Jun 10 2016 8:00 pm - Prairie Ink Restaurant, Saskatoon

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Classical Guitar & Accordian

Enjoy hand picked classics from Italy, France, Spain, and Latin America, and choice movie themes and pop classics, all tastefully prepared on classical guitar and accordion, with a dash of hand percussion.

Ian Martens Trio (Live Musical Performance)

Saturday Jun 11 2016 8:00 pm - Prairie Ink Restaurant, Saskatoon

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The Ian Martens Trio hail from Saskatoon, where Ian has been playing and writing rock'n'roll for years. Ian's full-length solo acoustic album, Have You Heard, features his inspired guitar work and is full of uplifting spiritual overtones.

Ixtapa Travel Presentation - Spain

Tuesday Jun 14 2016 7:00 pm - Travel Alcove, Saskatoon

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Spain is the Destination of the Year!

Join Shammi Rathwell of Ixtapa Travel for a presentation of two very different explorations of Spain. First, a guided vacation of Northern Spain, where food lovers, wine lovers and lovers of culture will experience the best of all three. Experience a portion of the "Camino De Santiago”, the way of St. James. Once one of the three most travelled pilgrimage routes, this walk has now become a modern day pilgrimage for people of every faith. The local wines are fabulous and the area is now known as the finest culinary region in Spain.

Secondly, experience a long stay vacation in Portugal and Southern Spain. In this package, flights and accommodations are included and the rest is up to you. Explore the Algarve region in Portugal and the Costa del Sol in Southern Spain and explore beautiful cities, fine food and wonderful wines. Stay in an apartment and live like a local. Take excursions to the many lovely cities and attractions the area has to offer. And all for an incredibly good price!

Both of these two trips will be hosted by George and Shammi Rathwell and both are guaranteed departures.

Northern Spain – October 11-24/2016 with an optional Valencia and Barcelona add on available.

Portugal/Spain Long Stay – February 14-March 17/2017 with optional Paris add on available.

Kim Morrall - Baba & Me (Reading and Signing)

Thursday Jun 16 2016 7:00 pm - Travel Alcove, Saskatoon

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When Emma Gibb was thirteen, there was no one more fascinating to her than her folk healing, superstitious, Ukrainian Baba. Fifteen years later, Emma tells her Baba she is pregnant, and those superstitions she used to find so fascinating, come back to haunt her. On top of that, she has to deal with the vile principal at her school whose main goal seems to be making Emma's life miserable, wacky pregnancy hormones and an overly critical mother! Throw in a large, Ukrainian family and life gets unbearably stressful. What follows is a funny, touching and, in the end, heartbreaking story about the importance of family, even when they're driving us crazy!

Kim Morrall was raised in Saskatoon, but has lived in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan for the last 20 years with her husband John and her four children Emma, Joshua, Sophia and Noah. She is an artiste, a thespian, an instructor, an educational assistant, a purveyor of wisdom on Facebook and all over of the colour purple! Baba and Me is her first novel, and while it is a work of fiction, it was inspired by her large, Ukrainian family, her friends and, most importantly, her babas.

Jasmine and Lauren (Live Musical Performance)

Friday Jun 17 2016 8:00 pm - Prairie Ink Restaurant, Saskatoon

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Jasmine and Lauren are a Saskatoon-based piano and guitar duo specializing in blues and jazz. They enjoy playing jazz standards, as well as putting jazz twists on popular songs, and have even been known to take requests.

Two Tall Dudes (Live Musical Performance)

Saturday Jun 18 2016 8:00 pm - Prairie Ink Restaurant, Saskatoon

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Two Tall Dudes is two tall guys playing acoustic versions of the 70s and 80s pop and rock music they grew up playing. Their play list include songs from Van Morrison, The Doors and James Taylor.

National Aboriginal Day - Métis Music in Prairie Ink (Music and Reading)

Tuesday Jun 21 2016 7:00 pm - Prairie Ink Restaurant, Saskatoon

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Dallas Boyer is a 26 Year Old Métis & Old Time Fiddle Player from Saskatoon, accompanied on guitar by his father Phil Boyer. Dallas is a self taught musician began learning fiddle at the age of 9. Dallas got the chance to attend the 2010 Olympic Opening Ceremonies where he represented his Métis culture dancing in the Athletes Parade.

In 2012 Dallas was nominated for Best Male Entertainer of the Year & Best Fiddle Album of the Year at the Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards. Currently Dallas and his father travel the country performing at various events to share Métis Music. They have 2 albums: Dallas Boyer Métis Music & Métis Music Volume #2.

This musical event will be accompanied by live readings of Lisa Bird-Wilson's writings from both The Red Files and Just Pretending. Lisa Bird-Wilson is a Cree-Métis writer from Saskatchewan whose writing has appeared in a number of literary magazines and anthologies, including Grain, Prairie Fire, The Dalhousie Review, Geist, kimiwan, cîhcêwêsin and Best Canadian Essays. Lisa Bird-Wilson lives in Saskatoon.

Measures of Astonishment - Poets on Poetry (Reading and Signing)

Friday Jun 24 2016 7:00 pm - Travel Alcove, Saskatoon

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"A society without poetry and the other arts would have broken its mirror and cut out its heart."Margaret Atwood

Presenting authors include: Robert Currie, Gregory Scofield & Glen Sorestad.

So boldly insists one of our greatest writers in Measures of Astonishment, a refreshing and eclectic mix of both deeply personal and formal essays that offer a glimpse into the minds of some of Canada’s most influential poets.

In addition to Margaret Atwood, the contributors to this volume include a virtual who’s who of the country’s literary elite: Anne Carson, George Elliot Clarke, Anne Simpson, Tim Lilburn, Marilyn Bowering, A.F. Moritz, Mark Abley, Glen Sorestad, Robert Currie, Don McKay, Lillian Allen, and Gregory Scofield.

Measures of Astonishment shines a northern light on poetry, offering unique perspectives as to what poetry is, what it does, and why it matters.

Beth Arrison (Live Musical Performance)

Saturday Jun 25 2016 8:00 pm - Prairie Ink Restaurant, Saskatoon

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