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CBC Radio presents Canada Reads, Manitoba Style

Wednesday Jan 25 2012 8:00 pm, Winnipeg, Grant Park in Prairie Ink Restaurant
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Paging all booklovers! On January 25th, at 8 pm, CBC Radio and McNally Robinson invite you to Prairie Ink Restaurant for an evening we’re calling 5 Writers, 5 Readers, 5 Minutes.

Canada Reads 2012 features five non-fiction titles this year, and in our regional warm-up to the national CBC Radio book brawl, five well-known Manitobans have been matched with the five titles. Each reader will share their insights with the audience, each with a unique presentation lasting only five minutes. Well, maybe ten. No debating, no brawling, but plenty of insight, humour and stories.

You’ll find that:

  • Singer-songwriter Ridley Bent knows what Dave Bidini is talking about in On A Cold Road
  • Former rink rat and Forks Chief Operating Officer Paul Jordan digs in the corner with Ken Dryden’s The Game
  • Author and professor of Persian descent Jila Ghomeshi is passionate about The Prisoner of Tehran
  • Daughter of a Chilean revolutionary Claudia Garcia de la Huerta attests to the story told in Carmen Aguirre’s Something Fierce
  • Head Assiniboine Park Zoo vet Dr. Chris Enright tracks John Vaillant’s The Tiger

Join us this special evening and enter to win our door prize of all five titles! Reservations are recommended. Please call 975-2659 to have a table put aside.