May 23, 7;30 pm in the Travel Alcove
Asian Canadian Writers Showcase
Rabindranath Maharaj is the author of three previous novels: A Perfect Pledge, nominated for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and the Regional Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best Book; The Lagahoo’s Apprentice, a Globe and Mail and Toronto Star Notable Book of the Year; and Homer in Flight, nominated for the Chapters / Books in Canada First Novel Award. His latest book, The Amazing Absorbing Boy, was nominated for the 2011 Toronto Book Awards.
This reading is part of Asian Heritage Month’s ‘Tenacity’ tenth anniversary celebrations.
May 25, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
Free performance of songs from his latest album, Headwaters.
Del Barber is a singer-songwriter from Winnipeg, whose lanky frame and cowboy slouch could make him a character straight out of a dustbowl novel. Experienced in the art of haphazard employment, for Barber, songwriting is a homecoming, a reconciliation of restlessness and experience.
Headwaters, Barber’s third album, picks up the trail with a set of prairie parables that lead through finely crafted confessionals and twang-kissed tales.