WINNIPEG − Looking for things to do this week? Check out the list of events at McNally Robinson Booksellers, at 1120 Grant Avenue.
Monday, November 28, 2011
- Lake Winnipeg Writers’ Group (7 p.m. in the Atrium) – Launch of “Voices: Volume 11.” Features fiction, creative non-fiction, memoir, poetry, plays, and photography. In addition to the winter issue, a new “Voices Special Edition” of poetry and photography is also available.
- David O. Hughes (7:30 p.m. in the Travel Alcove) – Launch of “Gypsy Soul: Gain the Gypsy Soul Advantage.” Learn how best to use your unique blend of talents and forge ahead, creating a great life, not only for yourself but also for your family.
- Angus Kohm and guests (8 p.m. in Prairie Ink Restaurant) – Launch of “I Was a Teenage Playwright: The First Ten Years of the Scirocco/MAP Manitoba High School Playwriting Competition.”
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
- Mary Louise Chown (7 p.m. in the Atrium) – Launch of “Now I Know the World is Round: Stories at the End of Life.” Conversations, reflections, folktales and stories told by patients in hospice and palliative care settings. The book explores the affinity between storytelling, music, and personal experience, consciously linking them together using the themes and motifs found in myth and folktale.
- SHAW TV Bookclub (7 p.m. in the Travel Alcove) – The book for this month is Dave Eggers’ “Zeitoun,” a riveting account of Hurricane Katrina and a shocking tale of wrongful arrest and racism. Email Joanne at jmkelly (at) rrc.mb.ca / John at McNally Robinson at events (at) grant.mcnallyrobinson.ca, or call 453-0424 (ex 227) if you have any questions.
- Sandi Krawchenko Altner (8 p.m. in Prairie Ink Restaurant) – Launch of “Ravenscraig.” Rupert Willows has hidden his past to manipulate his way to wealth and power. Zev Zigman, a devout Jew, mounts a desperate struggle to bring his family out of Russia and put down roots in Winnipeg’s North End…
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
- Nurit Drory with musical performance from Sam “The Harmonica Man” Knacker (7:30 p.m. in Prairie Ink Restaurant) – Launch of “Limestone Lace.”
Thursday, December 1, 2011
- Georgia Nicols (7 p.m. in the Atrium) – Special presentation from the author of “You and Your Future: Your Signs, Your In-Depth Personality Patterns, Your 40-Year Horrorscopes.”
- Sharing Craft (7 p.m. in the Travel Alcove) – The Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library invites all crafters to share their challenges and joys with skilled crafters Crystal Nykoluk (ceramics), Willow Rector (embroidery), and Gigi Sylvestre (beads).
Friday, December 2, 2011
- National Novel Writing Month “Thank God It’s Over” Party and Readings (7 p.m. in the Atrium) – NaNoWrimo participants will share brief samples (maximum five minutes) of their work.
- Nightfall (8 p.m. in Prairie Ink Restaurant) – Jazz
Saturday, December 3, 2011
- Renee Englot (10:30 a.m. in the Atrium) – Special Christmas presentation of stories from “Once Upon a Bethlehem Night.” The CD received a 2011 NAPPA Awards (National Parenting Publications Awards) in the Children’s Media, Music and Audio category.
- The Writers’ Union of Canada Children/YA Author Group Signing (11 a.m.) – Martha Brooks, Anita Daher, Kevin Marc Fournier, Gabriele Goldstone, Brenda Hasiuk, Joe McLellan, Colleen Nelson, Susan Rocan, Chris Rutkowski, Margaret Shaw-MacKinnon, Duncan Thornton, and Eva Wiseman.
- Larry Krotz (2 p.m. in the Atrium) – Speaking and signing “The Uncertain Business of Doing Good: Outsiders in Africa.”
- Alexei Maxim Russell (2 p.m. by the Cash Desk) – Signing “Trueman Bradley: Aspie Detective.” Trueman Bradley arrives in New York City, hoping to fulfill his dream of becoming a private detective. He is soon told that a guy with Asperger’s Syndrome could not possibly succeed in his chosen field. Undeterred, he uses his exceptional mathematical skills to invent a crime-fighting equation, and sets off to prove his skills against the criminal underworld…
- Lindsey White (8 p.m. in Prairie Ink Restaurant) – Folk/Rock
Sunday, December 4, 2011
- Fiona Joy Green (12:30 p.m. in the Atrium) – Launch of “Practising Feminist Mothering.” Based on in-depth interviews with 16 feminist mothers and their children, the book offers a powerful perspective on mothering as a central aspect of feminism.
- Randy Turner (2 p.m. by the Cash Desk) – Signing “Back in the Bigs: How Winnipeg won, lost and regained its place in the NHL” .
For more information on the events, call McNally Robinson Booksellers at 204-475-0483 or toll free at 1-800-561-1833.
Cendrine Marrouat may be contacted for potential interviews, reviews and general enquiries at firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.cendrinemarrouat.com.