October 3, 2012

Gayleen Gaeke l Rita Nayar l Faith Johnston l Stone Soup l Prairie Fire Writing Contest

Gayleen Gaeke
October 9, 7:00 pm in the Atrium

Two worlds intertwined, playing with her mind. Bike stunts with her little brother; family meals, gobbled down. Spankings with a belt pulled out to injure and abuse. 
Was this a house of love or terror? 
Gayleen Gaeke suffered abuse from those she should have been able to trust. 
Now as a counsellor, she looks back on her childhood with new insight. 

Rita Nayar
Small Works Gallery 
Opening October 9, 7:30 pm in Prairie Ink Restaurant
Back to the Future

Rita Nayar, originally from Wisconsin, fell in love with Winnipeg's people and the serenity. Nayar is reminded of her early beginnings of making art out of found objects: wood, plaster, clay, paint, glass. She is not trapped in one style or medium. 

Faith Johnston
October 11, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
The Only Man in the World

Heather York is trying to find balance. Her son Jeff is every parent’s dream, but Winn makes being a single mom a real struggle. When a guilty conscience calls Heather to the side of her dying uncle, wheels are set in motion that will change her life forever. 

Originally from Shoal Lake, Faith Johnston's work has been published in Dropped Threads 2, The New Quarterly, Prairie Fire, Other Voices, and A Room of One’s Own. 
Her first book, A Great Restlessness was received with much acclaim. 

Stone Soup Story Café
October 12, 7:00 pm in the Atrium

Come and taste, or add an ingredient of your own. Whatever you bring will make a more delicious soup.  October host Wayne Drury and his mystery guest teller will feature stories of scary times and dark nights.

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

Prairie Fire Press & McNally Robinson Booksellers 2012 Writing Contests 
Bliss Carman Poetry Award - Judge: Anne Simpson
Short Fiction - Judge: Marina Endicott
Creative Non-Fiction - Judge: Jake MacDonald 

In each category: 1st prize $1,250, 2nd prize $500, 3rd prize $250. 
Deadline: Postmarked November 30, 2012. 
For full contest rules
Prairie Fire Press, 423-100 Arthur Street 
(204) 943-9066, or E-mail

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