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May 19, 2011

Sandra Birdsell, Valerie Reed & Sarah Klassen

Aqua Books, 274 Garry Street, presents the Anthology Reading Series in conjunction with the Manitoba Writers' Guild on Wednesday, May 25, from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. 

Sandra Birdsell lived for many years in Winnipeg. She is the author of eight works of fiction that have been nominated for the Giller Prize and longlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Birdsell's most recent novel Waiting for Joe was a finalist for the Governor General's Award for Fiction and won the Saskatchewan Book Award for Fiction. She lives in Regina.

Valerie Reed was a member of the Riverview Writers Group whose members included Victor Enns, Armin Wiebe, Sandra Birdsell, Andris Taskans, Kate Bitney, and Smaro Kamboureli; this group dreamt up the MWG on Victor Enns' farm in 1981/82. 
She published a long poem in A/Cross Sections: New Manitoba Writing, the 25th anniversary anthology put out by the MWG in 2007. 

Sarah Klassen writes both poetry and fiction and also enjoys editing and mentoring in the writing community. Her latest publications are A Feast of Longing (stories) and A Curious Beatitude (poetry). Her work has appeared in the anthologies Pith & Wry and Tonguescrews and Testimonies

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