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May 10, 2012

Peter Midgley's Poetry l Bill Redekop's Dams of Contention


Peter Midgley Reading & Signing with Cynara Geissler, Sharon Caseburg & Ariel Gordon 
May 16, 7:30 pm in the Travel Alcove

Peter Midgley's bilingual volume of poems, perhaps i should/miskien moet ek appeared in 2010. He has written three children's book, which together have been translated into 28 languages. Thuli's New Mattress won the IBBY/Asahi Award for Literacy Promotion. He is also the author of two plays, Archetypes and Namlish

Cynara Geissler has a new chapbook of poetry called small, stunted ways. Her poetry, fiction and essays have appeared in a number of publications including subTerrain, Event, Geez, Fatshionista.com, and Shameless.  

Sharon Caseburg is a Canadian writer, editor and book designer. Her poetry and critical writing have appeared in numerous publications. She is co-founder of the Aqua Books Lansdowne Prize for Poetry. 

Ariel Gordon is a Winnipeg writer. Her book, Hump, won the Aqua Books Lansdowne Prize for Poetry in 2011. She collaborated with designer Julia Michaud on the DIY chapbook How to Prepare for Flooding

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Bill Redekop
May 16, 8:00 pm in Prairie Ink Restaurant
Dams of Contention: The Rafferty-Alameda Story and the Birth of Canadian Environmental Law

Dams of Contention is the cautionary tale of what happens when grandiose political plans run against verdant prairie valleys. It’s the tale of backroom politicial trade-offs between governments that resulted in the building of two dams on the Souris River system in southern Saskatchewan that destroyed 80 kilometres of valley by permanent flooding. 

Bill Redekop is an award-winning journalist and has won a prestigious National Newspaper Award and his book, Crimes of the Century: Manitoba’s Most Notorious True Crimes, won the Mary Scorer Best Book Award. Other books include Crime Stories: More of Manitoba’s Most Famous True Crimes, and Made In Manitoba: Best of the Open Road Stories. 
Redekop writes for the Winnipeg Free Press and lives in Winnipeg.

Phone 204-475-0483
(Toll-Free 1-800561-1833)

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