August 31, 2010

Into THIN AIR with Kelly Hughes

THIN AIR 2010, the Winnipeg International Writers Festival, is being launched by a literary celebration at Aqua Books on Friday, September 3 at 7:00 p.m. 

Host Kelly Hughes will be interviewing writers Charlene Diehl, Ariel Gordon and Jordan Wheeler.  There'll also be music by classical guitarist Skender Sefa.

Charlene Diehl is the dynamo at the hub of the THIN AIR writers festival.  She is also a widely respected poet and the author of Out of Grief, Singing.

Ariel Gordon is the Winnipeg-based author of 2 chapbooks.  She is a regular contributor to the Winnipeg Free Press’ books section and is Blogger-in-Chief of HOT AIR, the official blog of THIN AIR.  Her first collection of poetry Hump, will be launched at the Edmonton Poetry Festival.

From the Charles Gordon First Nation, Jordan Wheeler has been writing professionally since 1982.  An author - Brothers In Arms, Just A Walk - and columnist, Wheeler’s focus since 1992 has been scriptwriting and story editing for television, including the award winning North of 60, The Rez and 
He’s been nominated for numerous awards, including 3 Geminis, and has received one Gemini.

Skender Sefa is a professional classical guitarist with 4 full length classical guitar CDs.  He teaches at the Manitoba Conservatory of Music and Arts, is a Director of the Winnipeg Music Festival and is the President of the Winnipeg Classical Guitar Society.  Skender is also an active music adjudicator/clinician.

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

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