March 22, 2010

Aqua Books: Workshop, Manitowapow & Spoken Lit

Manitoba Editors' Association presents
The Lighter Side of Punctuation Workshop

Tuesday, March 23, 6:30 p.m.    
$25/$15 (students)

Inspired by Lynne Truss’s best-selling Eats, Shoots and Leaves, this workshop will look at the tiny helpers that guide us through what we read. Winnipeg editor Bev Phillips will explain the wonderful world of punctuation marks.

2010 Manitowapow Series
Thursday, March 25, 7:00 p.m.

Honouring Manitowapow/7 Generations Launch
Featuring writer Jordan Wheeler, storyteller Roberta Kennedy and Aqua Books Writer-in-Residence David Robertson
hosted by Wab Kinew

The unique land of Manitowapow is a crucial part of the experiences of Aboriginal peoples. Modern-day pollution, urban sprawl and projects such as mining has created new complex experiences for the Aboriginal communities of Manitowapow.
On this night, the ongoing critical relationship between people and the earth will be honoured and debated as David Robertson launches Stone, the first in his four-volume graphic novel series 7 Generations.

Telling Tales Spoken Lit Concert Series
Friday, March 26, 7:00 p.m.   

Whale Tales to Balaam's Ass: Bringing Out the Animal in the Old Testament
Storytellers Anne Morton and Rebecca Hiebert, with the Mennonite Blues of Bush Wiebe

Telling Tales is the new spoken word performance series from Aqua Books, and features the city's best (resident and visiting) storytellers, taking on folklore and literature's best stories. Some shows feature music by outstanding performers that complement the spoken word, and most shows are geared towards adults (but non-squirmy kids can come).

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

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