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Nightfall (Live Musical Performance)

Saturday Mar 28 2015 8:00 pm - Grant Park in Prairie Ink Restaurant, Winnipeg

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Sean Trinder -- Book Launch

Sunday Mar 29 2015 2:00 pm - Grant Park in the Atrium, Winnipeg

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Launch of The Guy Who Pumps Your Gas Hates You (NeWest Press).

“No one should ever work at a gas station long enough to get good at it,” observes Brendan, the narrator of the debut novel from Sean Trinder.

Brendan is 20. He’s been pumping gas for three years, working the evening shift at the CountryGas station in Winnipeg. He’s gotten good at it. Which is sad. And Brendan knows that unless something happens fast, he’ll be stuck in this rut forever, inhaling gas fumes and quietly seething at the idiot customers endlessly parading past him. Will the writing course he’s signed up for at the local university—and the older woman he meets there—be enough to get Brendan’s life back on track?

Sean Trinder grew up in a small town called Oakbank, located just outside of his current home of Winnipeg. A graduate of Red River College’s Creative Communications program, he has worked as a news cameraman, an electrician’s apprentice, and, yes, a gas station attendant.

Joanne Kelly's Book Club

Tuesday Mar 31 2015 7:00 pm - Grant Park in the Travel Alcove, Winnipeg

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Want to talk books with other book lovers - but without the commitment of a regular book club? Joanne Kelly and McNally Robinson Booksellers are pleased to continue their free bookclub open to all readers in Winnipeg.

The choice for March 2015 is Anthony Doerr's All the Light We Cannot See (Scribner), the “beautiful, stunningly ambitious” instant New York Times bestseller about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II.

Get in touch with Joanne through e-mail at jmkelly (at) rrc.mb.ca or with John at McNally Robinson at events (at) grant.mcnallyrobinson.ca or by calling 204-453-0424, ex 227 if you have any questions.

Cluster: New Music + Integrated Arts Festival -- Composer Panel Discussion

Tuesday Mar 31 2015 7:30 pm - Grant Park in the Travel Alcove, Winnipeg

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Cluster: New Music + Integrated Arts Festival (March 27-April 3, 2015) is pleased to present an illuminating, insightful and inspiring Composer Panel as part of McNally Robinson’s Meet the Composer series.

Guest composers Myriam Bleau, Gabriel Dharmoo, Fjóla Evans, Fredrik Gran and Tamara Yadao will discuss their work, collaborative performance, new music and the integration of other disciplines, among other topics. The evening will be hosted by composer Eliot Britton.

Cluster is Winnipeg’s most dynamic take on contemporary sound and art. It is a platform for artists — emerging and established, local and international — to create, to collaborate and to experiment. Now in its sixth year, Cluster continues to innovate unapologetically while retaining the same high integrity that made the first year successful.

**POSTPONED** K.I. Press -- Book Launch

Wednesday Apr 01 2015 7:00 pm - Grant Park in the Atrium, Winnipeg

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The launch of Exquisite Monsters (Turnstone Press) by K.I. Press has been postponed. The book will now be launched on Thursday May 7. For more information, click here.

***CANCELLED*** Songwriters' Open Mic

Wednesday Apr 01 2015 8:30 pm - Grant Park in Prairie Ink Restaurant, Winnipeg

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Please note that this event has been CANCELLED. We apologize for any inconvenience.

If you have any questions, please call Prairie Ink Restaurant at 204-975-2659.

Carrie Saxifrage -- Speaking & Signing

Saturday Apr 04 2015 7:00 pm - Grant Park in the Atrium, Winnipeg

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Speaking & Signing The Big Swim: Coming Ashore in a World Adrift (New Society Publishers.

The Big Swim puts forward the idea that personal growth arises from facing both inner tensions and threats to the biosphere. In this collection of stories author Carrie Saxifrage seeks out the places where science meets self-discovery, encouraging possibilities for greater personal satisfaction with lower environmental impacts. While exploring significant topics, such as sustainable forestry, nature-centered philosophy or First Nations culture, the author discovers that the greatest adventure is learning to align how she lives with what she loves. By turning her own despair into action she paves the way for us all to discover the many tools we have at hand to meet the biggest challenge humanity has ever faced.

Carrie Saxifrage is a journalist and author whose work on First Nations responses to the proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline has garnered significant critical acclaim. Her research and analytic skills were honed as an environmental lawyer in the US. Now she writes for the Vancouver Observer and homesteads on a remote BC island. Carrie's pursuit of adventure and love of nature has taken her up mountains like the Matterhorn and Chimborazo. In 2006 she committed herself to the most life-affirming adventure yet: a low carbon lifestyle.

Nadia Douglas (Live Musical Performance)

Saturday Apr 04 2015 8:00 pm - Grant Park in Prairie Ink Restaurant, Winnipeg

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Please note that tonight's originally scheduled performance by The Trulli Early Music Ensemble was rescheduled to Friday March 27. More information can be found here.

The Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre -- Book Launch

Tuesday Apr 07 2015 7:00 pm - Grant Park in the Atrium, Winnipeg

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Launch of three new publications.

The Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre is proud to release Treaty Tales: The Handshake and the Pipe and Grassroots Anthology, Volume 1 & 2, under its new publishing initiative. With an emphasis on Indigenous culture and history, these exciting works will educate and entertain.

The Handshake and the Pipe is a beautiful children’s book and the first installment of Treaty Tales, an original trilogy about the treaties in Canada.

The Grassroots Anthology series, meanwhile, boasts a collection of works from up & coming and established Indigenous artists, including Governor General Award winning Katherena Vermette and Manitoba Book Award winner Penny M. Thomas.

Pictured is Betty Lynxleg, author of The Handshake and the Pipe.

Café Politique

Wednesday Apr 08 2015 7:00 pm - Grant Park in the Atrium, Winnipeg

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The Café Politiques series brings national policy and political issues to the community in an accessible format, as part of the Citizen Series of the Manitoba Institute for Policy Research (MIPR).

Each Café Politique event examines a current and hard hitting public policy issue facing Manitoba, Western Canada or Canada. The moderator and panelists situate and discuss the topic, followed by an engaging discussion with the audience. The events are free to the general public and refreshments are provided.

The topic for this month’s Café Politique will be announced in the upcoming weeks. To find out more, visit www.mipr.ca.

Mike Grandmaison -- Book Launch

Thursday Apr 09 2015 7:00 pm - Grant Park in the Atrium, Winnipeg

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Launch of Mike Grandmaison's Ontario (Turnstone Press).

Award-winning photographer Mike Grandmaison has photographed some of the most beautiful places in Canada. In his newest pictorial, Mike Grandmaison’s Ontario, Mike turns his lens to the landscape he grew up in. Born in Sudbury, Ontario, Mike Grandmaison has travelled to every corner of this great territory and captured vistas that hardly seem possible, from the untamed wilderness of the Canadian Shield, to the rolling green of the Niagaras. With his eye for the extraordinary, Grandmaison will help readers discover Ontario’s great outdoors.

Mike Grandmaison's photography has been published worldwide in magazines, calendars, and books. With a background in biology, he worked for the Canadian Forest Service in Edmonton and Winnipeg for 17 years. Since he turned to photography full time in 1996, Mike has published six books of natural landscape photography, including Mike Grandmaison's Prairie and Beyond. In 2007 he was awarded second prize in the Northern Lights Awards Canada competition for Excellence in Travel Journalism.

Andrew Frohlich Trio (Live Musical Performance)

Friday Apr 10 2015 8:00 pm - Grant Park in Prairie Ink Restaurant, Winnipeg

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TableTop Day (Gaming)

Saturday Apr 11 2015 10:00 am - Grant Park in the Travel Alcove, Winnipeg

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Once again, McNally Robinson Booksellers will be joining the celebration of International TableTop Day. On April 11th, we'll have some tables set up in our Travel Alcove for a day of free gaming from 10am to 10pm.

Whether you play board games all the time and are looking for a free table to use, or you are a novice wondering what the excitement is about, come by for free fun! All ages and levels of experience are invited, though we ask that children please be accompanied by an adult.

Bring your favourite game or try one of ours. We'll have several to try, and you're always welcome to purchase one from our shelves and open it up to play. This event is drop-in -- no need to register, and it's entirely free! Come for as long or short a time as you'd like.

There will also be door prizes to be won, including complete games! Hope to see you here.

For more information on the event, including a small list of FAQs, please visit our official TableTop event page.

Click here to see some photos from last year's event!

Bob Watts Trio (Live Musical Performance)

Saturday Apr 11 2015 8:00 pm - Grant Park in Prairie Ink Restaurant, Winnipeg

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David M. Goldenstein & Kent Gower -- Book Launch

Sunday Apr 12 2015 2:00 pm - Grant Park in the Atrium, Winnipeg

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Launch of The Case of the Missing Halo (We Communications West Inc.).

A local bully finds a guardian angel’s halo and has to decide whether to use its powers for bad or good. This book deals with the topic of bullying through the eyes of a bully and shows that everyone has the ability to change. This is the second in the series The Guardian Angels Club.

David M. Goldenstein is a native of Winnipeg. He is married to his soul mate Janina with two wonderful boys Robert and Michael who were the inspirations for David’s first book Why are You Crying? David is the owner/operator of dmg commercial credit consulting but his passion is his family and story-telling.

Kent Gower grew up in Anola, going on to gain a Bachelors of Fine Arts (Honors) from the University of Manitoba. He studied Graphic Arts, Painting and Sculpting and found himself working in the print industry which is where he met David Goldenstein. Kent and his wife Carley have been married for 7+ years and have a beautiful son, Cooper. Kent hopes this book will make a difference in the lives of parents and children.

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