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An Afternoon with Jon Klassen

Sunday Dec 11 2016 2:00 pm - Grant Park in the Atrium, Winnipeg

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Reading & Signing We Found a Hat (Candlewick Press). Co-presented by the Winnipeg International Writers Festival as part of our collaborative Fall Literary Series.

Hold on to your hats for the conclusion of the celebrated hat trilogy by Caldecott Medalist Jon Klassen, who gives his deadpan finale a surprising new twist.

Two turtles have found a hat. The hat looks good on both of them. But there are two turtles. And there is only one hat.... Evoking hilarity and sympathy, the shifting eyes tell the tale in this brilliantly paced story in three parts, highlighting Jon Klassen’s visual comedy and deceptive simplicity. The delicious buildup takes an unexpected turn that is sure to please loyal fans and newcomers alike.

Jon Klassen is the author-illustrator of I Want My Hat Back, a Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book, and This Is Not My Hat, winner of the Caldecott Medal. He is the illustrator of two Caldecott Honor books, Sam and Dave Dig a Hole and Extra Yarn, both written by Mac Barnett, as well as House Held Up by Trees, written by Ted Kooser. Originally from Niagara Falls, Ontario, Jon Klassen now lives in Los Angeles.

The Burton Trio (Live Musical Performance)

Friday Dec 16 2016 8:00 pm - Grant Park in Prairie Ink Restaurant, Winnipeg

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Doug Edmond (Live Musical Performance)

Saturday Dec 17 2016 8:00 pm - Grant Park in Prairie Ink Restaurant, Winnipeg

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Doug Edmond, singer, songwriter, pianist and flutist is an independent jazz roots/alternative artist. Doug performs solo or with his trio or five piece band in many local and festival venues across the province and north west Ontario. His previous two CDs and over 25 live performances per year over the past 8 years reflect diverse musical influences and styles. He has performed at the past five TD Winnipeg International Jazz Festival paying tribute to Tom Waits in 2012.

Skipping Stones is his third album produced by juno award winner Mitch Dorge of Crash Test Dummies fame. The new tunes reflect personal experiences that connect with listeners demonstrating a soulful approach to song writing and a true understanding of the relationship of his audience. Doug’s lyrics and singing talent continues to draw in his audience be it a small intimate lounge or a large outdoor festival stage.

Preschool Storytime

Wednesday Dec 21 2016 10:00 am - Grant Park in the Atrium, Winnipeg

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For kids aged 3-5. Drop in and join our storyteller Liza for stories, rhymes, and fun.

Helen White Trio (Live Musical Performance)

Friday Dec 23 2016 8:00 pm - Grant Park in Prairie Ink Restaurant, Winnipeg

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Preschool Storytime

Wednesday Dec 28 2016 10:00 am - Grant Park in the Atrium, Winnipeg

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For kids aged 3-5. Drop in and join our storyteller Liza for stories, rhymes, and fun.

Lindsey White (Live Musical Performance)

Friday Dec 30 2016 8:00 pm - Grant Park in Prairie Ink Restaurant, Winnipeg

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Groovy Folk Rock

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Called “groovy folk-rock” and showcased on stages all over Canada, the music of Lindsey White uses many instruments and one strong voice to craft performances with unmistakable passion and emotional depth. The new, fan-funded Renegade album was produced by Mitch Dorge, (Crash Test Dummies) mastered by João Carvalho (The Tragically Hip, Sarah Slean) released in 2015 with a companion book (of poetry, prose and other writings) and expands the “groovy folk-rock” label to experiment with indefinable genres. Whether intimately on her own or filling the stage with her band, her live presence offers a playground of energetic musicianship and thoughtfully crafted lyrics. She throws similar passion into songwriting and other workshops through inspiration-based music sessions with creative youth. This work landed her a nomination for a Winnipeg Arts Council “Making a Mark” award and a designation as one of the CBC Manitoba Future 40.

ChiSeries Winnipeg with Chris Allinote, Gerald Brandt, and Scarlett Kol

Wednesday Jan 04 2017 7:00 pm - Grant Park in the Atrium, Winnipeg

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Featuring readings from Chris Allinotte, Gerald Brandt, and Scarlett Kol. Hosted by SM Beiko.

The Chiaroscuro Reading Series is an award-winning Canadian speculative fiction series taking place in Toronto, Ottawa, Winnipeg, and Vancouver.

Chris Allinotte lives and in Winnipeg with his wife and two sons. He holds a B.A. from McMaster University, and a Diploma in Acting from Ryerson. In 2007, Chris’ short story, “The Dirt on Ronnie Wilkins,” won the Toronto Star National Short Story competition. In 2012, Chris published his collected short stories in the book Gathering Darkness. He also edited four volumes of the Days of Madness psychological horror anthology. Follow Chris on Twitter

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“Allinotte’s stories, collected in anthology form, are reminiscent of the sort that populated the golden age of science fiction and horror magazines. One can picture a wide eyed little boy reading these tales under the covers of his bed with a flashlight circa 1948.” - Ryan St. Onge, “Reading in Taiwan”

Gerald Brandt’s short story “Storm” appeared in the 2013 Prix Aurora Award-winning anthology Blood & Water. He is the author of the science fiction novels The Courier and The Operative, both of which are part of Gerald’s San Angeles series published by DAW. By day, he’s an IT professional and coding guru. In his limited spare time, he enjoys riding his motorcycle, rockclimbing, camping, and spending time with his family. He lives in Canada with his wife Marnie and his two sons Jared and Ryan. He can be found online and on Twitter.

Scarlett Kol grew up in Northern Manitoba reading books and writing about creatures that make you want to sleep with the lights on. As an adult she’s still a little afraid of the dark. Her debut novel, a YA paranormal about demons, witches and the lies we tell the people we love, is coming in early 2017 from Rebelight Publishing. Scarlett now lives just outside Winnipeg with her husband and two boys, but if you need to find her she’s likely freezing at the hockey rink. Follow her online or Twitter.

The Webster Brothers (Live Musical Performance)

Friday Jan 06 2017 8:00 pm - Grant Park in Prairie Ink Restaurant, Winnipeg

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The Webster Brothers are an offshoot of The Webster Project. Where they differ is that the latter parlays a classic acoustic sound crossed with energetic, dynamic vocal arrangements. "This format enables us to give attention and treatment to songs one might not expect" says bassist/singer/mandolin player Kyle Chartier. The songs are arranged in a singer/songwriter format with sparse instrumentation and rich harmonies. Modern day story telling with an old school feel.

Todaschuk Sisters (Live Musical Performance)

Saturday Jan 07 2017 8:00 pm - Grant Park in Prairie Ink Restaurant, Winnipeg

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Ukrainian Christmas Carols

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Dan O'Dell & Jason Doll -- Book Launch

Sunday Jan 08 2017 2:00 pm - Grant Park in the Atrium, Winnipeg

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Launch of Monster Truck Buck (Peanut Butter Press).

Monster Truck Buck is written in a lively and fun Seussian style to appeal to adults and children alike. The story by long-time advertising Creative Director Dan O’Dell is brought to life with laugh-out-loud illustrations by award-winning cartoon animator and children's picture book artist Jason Doll.

In Monster Truck Buck, Buck and Gus learn how rambunctious play in the imaginary world can turn into a very real-world adventure. It’s a heart-warming journey that’s active, messy, purposeful, and productive for Gus, Buck, and their young audience.

Dorothy Wright -- Book Launch

Thursday Jan 12 2017 7:00 pm - Grant Park in the Atrium, Winnipeg

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Launch of Side Effects: A Nurse's Journey Through Secondary Traumatic Stress.

This book is a memoir of a nurse’s journey through Secondary Traumatic Stress. It highlights the tender moments that make a career in healthcare so satisfying, but also reveals its darker side. This book captures the vulnerability of anyone who witnesses the suffering of others. At its heart, it is a story about overcoming the challenges life throws your way; that finding a way out often means delving deeper, and lastly, that joy is worth pursuing.

Dorothy Wright earned an R.N. Diploma from Centennial College in Ontario and a BScN from the University of Ottawa. She nursed for 22 years in a variety of positions and settings. She has published in RN Journal, Cup of Comfort for Nurses, Fifty Plus and Cottage. She lives with her family in Springfield, Manitoba.

Brian Chipney/Tim Cummings Trio (Live Musical Performance)

Friday Jan 13 2017 8:00 pm - Grant Park in Prairie Ink Restaurant, Winnipeg

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Mainstream Jazz

Kristen Malbranck/Bert Johnson Duo (Live Musical Performance)

Saturday Jan 14 2017 8:00 pm - Grant Park in Prairie Ink Restaurant, Winnipeg

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Having first played music together in Montreal, the Kristen Malbranck / Bert Johnson jazz duo debuts in Winnipeg this winter performing a refreshing take on music from decades past. Kristen’s smoky and soulful vocal stylings and Bert’s brilliant piano playing make for a compelling sound, as they play a range of styles from jazz, to folk, to chanson française.

Chenoa McKelvey Duo (Live Musical Performance)

Friday Jan 20 2017 8:00 pm - Grant Park in Prairie Ink Restaurant, Winnipeg

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Jazz/Folk/Pop

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Chenoa McKelvey is a local singer/songwriter and jazz guitarist who draws musical ideas from a wide variety of artists such as Tom Waits, Bjork, Billie Holiday, Grant Green and Thelonious Monk. She has been performing around Winnipeg for the past four years whilst attending the University of Manitoba's jazz studies program. Her jazz-influenced guitar style is complimented by a smooth, smokey voice; singing dark, haunting themes and quirky, playful tunes, along with memorable jazz favourites.

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