September 14, 2010

On the Same Page - the Panel

Aqua Books,
274 Garry Street (between Graham and Portage), will be hosting the shortlisted authors for On the Same Page, Manitoba's biggest book club, in a panel discussion moderated by Shaw's Joanne Kelly. 

The discussion will take place on 
September 18 from 7:00 p. m to 9:00 p. m.

They'll also be giving away copies of the shortlisted books throughout the evening!!!

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The selected books are:

An Ordinary Decent Criminal by Michael Van Rooy
Beautiful Girl Thumb by Melissa Steele
The Dead of Midnight by Catherine Hunter
Juliana and the Medicine Fish by Jake MacDonald

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Michael Van Rooy writes for documentaries, magazines, newspapers, and the Internet.  Michael won the 2006 Eileen McTavish Sykes Award for Best First Book, and the 2009 John Hirsh Award for Most Promising Manitoba Writer.

Melissa Steele won the 1999 John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Writing.  She has taught writing and literature and worked as a radio journalist.  Her fiction has appeared in journals including Prairie Fire, Zygote and City Magazine.  She is the author of 2 story collections, Donut Shop Lovers and Beautiful Girl Thumb

Catherine Hunter is a teacher, editor, critic, poet, and avid reader of thrillers.  She is the author of 3 books of poetry, 3 novels, and 1 novella.  Currently she is a professor at the University of Winnipeg where she teaches English and creative writing.  

Jake MacDonald is an award-winning author of 6 books, a short story writer and a journalist.  His memoir, Houseboat Chronicles, won 3 awards, including the Writers’ Trust Non-Fiction Prize.  His feature articles have been published in Saturday Night, The Globe and Mail, Maclean’s and Canadian Geographic among others.  His most recent book was Grizzlyville: Adventures in Bear Country.

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

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