March 29, 2010

Aqua Books: Deborah Schnitzer, Struan Sinclair and Margaret Sweatman

The Manitoba Writers' Guild and the Association of Manitoba Book Publishers annually celebrate the local writing and publishing community with the Manitoba Book Awards.

Aqua Books is presenting a series of Nominee Readings, beginning on Wednesday March 31, 7:00 p.m., with readings by Deborah Schnitzer, Struan Sinclair and Margaret Sweatman, the nominees for the Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction.

Deborah Schnitzer’s new book, An Unexpected Break in the Weather, is a novel of unconventional friendships. Schnitzer is a 3M Teaching Fellow in the English Department at the University of Winnipeg.

Struan Sinclair is director of the Department of English Media Lab at the University of Manitoba. His first novel, Automatic World, has been nominated for two Manitoba Book Awards.

Margaret Sweatman is a playwright, poet, performer and novelist. She has been nominated for her long-awaited new novel, The Players.

The series continues with:

Wednesday April 7, 7:00 p.m.
Manuela Dias Book Design/Best Illustrated Book of the Year Award

Thursday April 8, 7:00 p.m.
Aqua Books Lansdowne Prize for Poetry / Prix Lansdowne de poésie
Nominees Jan Horner, Bertrand Nayet and John Toone

Tuesday April 20, 7:00 p.m.
Alexander Isbister Award for Non-Fiction
Nominees Jake MacDonald, Royden Loewen, Gerald Friesen, Brock Holowachuk and Robert Young

There will also be Kelly Hughes Live! specials:

Friday April 16, 7:00 p.m.
Nominees Michael Nathanson and Lise Gaboury-Diallo, Free Press arts reporter Morley Walker, with music by Matt Ward

Friday April 23, 7:00 p.m.
Nominees Allan Levine and Robert Young

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

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