December 3, 10:30 am in the Atrium
Special Christmas Presentation of stories from Renee's CD Once Upon a Bethlehem Night.
Renée Englot shares stories of the people, animals and even plants who visited the manger-side. Learn how robin got his red breast, why owl cries hoo, how nightingale learned to sing, and more.
Renée Englot loves to tell stories. She has visited schools, libraries, book stores, seniors centres, universities, and festivals across Canada and in the United States. Once Upon a Bethlehem Night has already received a 2011 National Parenting Publications Award in the Children’s Media, Music and Audio category:
Take a new look at the Christmas story. The small shepherd, camel, flower, spider, star, the innkeeper’s daughter and others tell what happened that Bethlehem night.
Englot’s voice is perfect; and the music enhances the mood.
December 3, 2:00 pm - Grant Park in the Atrium
Larry Krotz's six books include one novel, Shutter Speed, and five non-fiction works. His most recent book is The Uncertain Business of Doing Good: Outsiders in Africa.
A new book, Piecing the Puzzle: the Genesis of AIDS Research in Africa will be published in 2012. This will be a history of the thirty year involvement of University of Manitoba based AIDS researchers in Kenya and east Africa.
The two books together are the product of almost twenty years of reportage from the continent of Africa that appeared in many national magazines as well as films for Vision TV and the National Film Board of Canada. He covered a number of ground breaking AIDS research projects. He also attended and wrote about the United Nations sponsored criminal trials in the wake of the Rwanda genocide.
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