October 24, 2012

Scotiabank Giller Light Bash l Toronto Women's Bookstore l SHAW TV Book Club l Gardening with Sandy Venton and Fran Wershler

Scotiabank Giller Light Bash
October 30, 6:00 pm in Prairie Ink Restaurant.
Tickets: $40 (tax included), available at Prairie Ink Restaurant or by call 204-975-2659

Join us for an interactive night of great food & great literature! 
Local literary luminaries will advocate for each of the nominated books before the ceremony is broadcast live. 
Advocates include GMB Chomichuk, Dr. James Christie, Cam Mackie and Krista Strang.  Proceeds in support of the literacy programs of Frontier College.

Toronto Women's Bookstore Evening of Readings
October 30, 7:00 pm in the Travel Alcove

For 39 years, Toronto Women’s Bookstore has served the community, readers and writers. In mid-October TWB owner Victoria Moreno announced that the store will close at the end of November. 
Former Winnipegger Tanis MacDonald is planning an event in Toronto on October 30. We’re planning a satellite/sympathy event to mark TWB’s passing, to talk about the need for spaces dedicated to women, the need for independent booksellers. 

Confirmed readers include Katherine Bitney, Shawna Dempsey, Dora Dueck,
Joanne Epp, Ariel Gordon, Carolyn Gray, Patti Grayson, Sally Ito, Sarah Klassen,
Sheila McClarty, Christina Penner, Adele Perry, Jennifer Still, Melanie Dennis Unrau,
and Katherena Vermette with more to come! 

Joanne Kelly’s SHAW TV Book Club
October 30, 7:00 pm in the Atrium

Shaw TV, Joanne Kelly and McNally Robinson Booksellers are pleased to continue our free bookclub open to all readers in Winnipeg. 
The 2012/13 season continues with a discussion on Christopher Wakling’s What I Did, a tragicomic story about the unseen consequences of a split-second decision, about a childhood interrupted and about the lengths to which we will go to protect the ones we love told from the perspective of the spirited six-year-old Billy Wright. 
Join us this evening for refreshments and discussion! 
Questions?  Email Joanne or John or call 204-453-0424, ex 227

A Gardening Presentation from Sandy Venton and Fran Wershler
October 31, 7:30 pm in the Travel Alcove
A Visit to Foggy Bottom and Hidcote Gardens, England

In 2011 Sandy Venton and Fran Wershler circled England visiting famous gardens. Join them to see a presentation of highlights from that trip. 

Fran Wershler is a former Editor of The Prairie Garden. Her interests include roses, hostas and lilies. She is involved with the St. James Horticultural Society, the Manitoba Regional and the North American Lily Societies. Touring gardens is one of her fascinations. 

Sandy Venton has been gardening for many years and Martagon lilies are her passion. She is Canadian Vice President of the North American Lily Society and Secretary for the Manitoba Regional Lily Society, a lily judge and 2012 show chair for the North American Lily Society show and convention held in Winnipeg. 

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

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