September 26, 7:00 pm
Esyllt Jones' Imagining Winnipeg
Lewis Benjamin Foote (1873-1957) became the city’s pre-eminent commercial photographer. Documenting everything from the building of the Fort Garry Hotel to the riots of the 1919 General Strike, Foote’s photographs are iconic representations of Winnipeg life.
Esyllt W. Jones takes us beyond the iconic to reveal the complex artist and the conflicting ways in which his photographs have been used to give credence to sometimes irreconcilable views of Winnipeg’s past.
Jones is a history professor at University of Manitoba and is the author of the award-winning Influenza 1918: Death, Disease and Struggle in Winnipeg.
October 3, 8:00 pm
Food for the Gods
Prairie Ink Restaurant: reservations are recommended - call 975-2659 to reserve a table.
By turns whimsical, thrilling, hilarious and touching, Karen Dudley’s historical fantasy novel Food for the Gods reinvents a classical hero, while bringing to life the crowded, throbbing streets of ancient Athens in a way that both honours the Greek myths and reinterprets them for a new generation of readers.
Karen Dudley has worked in field biology, production art, photo research and archaeology. She has written four environmental mysteries and wildlife biology books for kids.