March 3, 2011

Sheila McClarty, Keith Wood, Fred Redekop, Jay Taylor & Pauline Greenhill

Sunday March 6, 2:00 pm

High Speed Crow is the first collection from Sheila McClarty. The stories present a range of voices. What links the stories is the sensitive mind of the writer and the pure and beautiful prose in which she works.

Oakbank author Sheila McClarty won first prize at the Sheldon Currie Fiction contest.

Monday March 7, 7:00 pm

Winnipeg Health Region’s Ethics Services presents “Tangled Webs: The Sticky, Silken Threads of Truth Telling”, an informal, interactive panel event in celebration of Manitoba’s 2nd Annual Health Ethics Week.
Refreshments will be served.

Panelists include: Dr. Aviva Goldberg, Ethics Medical Advisor; Nancy Brown and Jennifer Dunsford, Coordinators, Manitoba Provincial Health Ethics Network; and Dr. Merril Pauls, Director of Ethics and Humanities, Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba. 
The Facilitator for the evening is Sheila Toews, Director, Ethics Services.

Monday March 7, 7:30 pm

McNally Robinson's Small Works Gallery Series celebrates its first year with the return of our first exhibitor, Keith Wood.

Wood is an accomplished abstract painter who works primarily in encaustic (pigmented molten wax) and exhibits regularly at Ossington 129 in Toronto. For this show "Recall" he will exhibit a series of pieces centred around the idea of reminiscence. 

The artist's talk will begin at 7:30 pm with reception to follow.

Wednesday March 9, 7:00 pm

Fred Redekop and Jay Taylor present their latest CD, Still Life with Mandolin and Bass. They will be performing pieces from all 3 of their recordings. Their material is all original and has a downhome, downtown, uptown and upbeat feel to it. 
With percussionist Greg Gardner.
Please join us for this special, free concert.

Thursday March 10, 7:00 pm

The charivari is a loud, late-night surprise house-visiting custom from members of a community, usually to a newlywed couple, accompanied by a request for a treat or money and/or pranks. While later charivaris maintained the same rituals, their meaning changed to a welcoming of the marriage.

Make the Night Hideous explores this mysterious transformation. Pauline Greenhill’s unique and fascinating work explores the malleability of a tradition, its continuing value, and its contestation in a variety of discourses.

Pauline Greenhill is a professor in the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Winnipeg and the co-editor of Fairy Tale Films: Visions of Ambiguity and the Encyclopedia of Women’s Folklore and Folklife

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