February 16, 2010

Aqua Books' Robert Kroetsch Festival and Freedom to Read

Beginning today, February 16, Kelly Hughes and the folks at Aqua Books are inviting you to a party.

From February 16 to 20 Aqua Books will be hosting a weeklong celebration of the life of master poet Robert Kroetsch. And what a week they've planned!!

Tuesday, February 16, 7:00 p.m. - Soapbox Open Mic featuring Susie Moloney, Kerry Ryan, Rosie Chard, Leif Norman and many more.

Wednesday, February 17, 7:00 p.m. - The Words of My Roaring: The Lost Play Reborn with Tim Higgins, Kelly Hughes and Carolyn Gray.

Thursday, February 18: 7:00 p.m. - Kelly Hughes Live! Host Kelly Hughes interviews Jake MacDonald, Neil Besner and Robert Enright, with music by DJ Mama Cutsworth.

Friday, February 19: The Impossible Home: Robert Kroetsch and His German Roots (film).

Saturday, February 20: Class Reunion: Kroetsch's Students Roast the Master, with Jake MacDonald, Victor Enns, Brian MacKinnon, Margaret Shaw-MacKinnon and more.

Come and be a part of Mondo! Kroetsch Poetry Festival!!

Did you know Aqua Books also has workshops?

On Saturday, February 20, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Victor Enns will be conducting a workshop.

Making it Right is for those who have written more than a few poems, but have been afraid to show them to anyone except their closest friends, and understand that revision is an important part of the writing process.

Cost: $60. Phone 943-7555 or email to register.
Registration is limited to 12 people.

Aren't we lucky in Canada? We're free to read and write whatever we want.

As part of Freedom to Read Week, the Winnipeg Public Library and the Manitoba Writers' Guild are presenting a Reading Marathon of challenged and challenging literature on February 27, from 10:00 a.m. to 5;00 p.m. in the Millennium Library.

Exercise your freedom to read from your favourite banned or challenged book!

You only have to read for 10 minutes at the podium.

To sign up call 986-6779 or email

Volunteers are also needed (in 2 or 3 hour shifts) to help the event run smoothly and answer questions from the public.

Contact if you can help at the event.

Have a great day. How can you miss - you're in Winnipeg!

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