Nov 17, 2:00 pm - Grant Park by the Cash Desk
Mennonite is the Name, Evil and Deception are the Game: An Autobiography
The story of Wilhelm and Olga Loewen, their children and the family owned businesses as told from the perspective of Heidi Loewen.
Nov 17, 2:00 pm
That's What Bears Are For
Bring your favourite bear! Pajamas are optional.
For many years, Bear lived in an attic at the bottom of an old trunk, hoping someday someone would find him. Finally one day, someone did!
Bear held his breath, remembering long ago days of hugs and cuddles.
Marilyn Helmer is the award-winning author of many books for children, including the highly praised Fog Cat.
Nov 18, 11:00 am - Grant Park by the Cash Desk
Winnie the Bear
Mary Anne Appleby takes us on Winnie and Harry’s journey, through the story of her own family’s connection to Harry Colebourn. Appleby’s insights into the remarkable chain of events in Winnie the Bear’s life reveal the bear’s inspirational role in the creation of A. A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh books.
After moving to Detroit in 1983, she completed a Master of Arts degree in clinical psychology, and has spent 27 years working in that field. Mary Anne and her family reside in the Wolseley neighbourhood in Winnipeg. She is recipient of the Gold medal in the Canada West Non-Fiction category of the Independent Publishers' Book Awards.
Nov 18, 2:00 pm
The Daughter’s Way: Canadian Women’s Paternal Elegies
Tanis MacDonald investigates negotiations of female subjectivity in twentieth-century Canadian women’s elegies with a special emphasis on the father’s death as a literary and political watershed. The book considers how elegies inquire into the rhetoric of mourning as it is complicated by father-daughter kinship.
Tanis MacDonald is the author of three books of poetry, most recently Rue the Day, and the editor of Speaking of Power: The Poetry of Di Brandt.
This event will also feature readings by Jennifer Still and Katherena Vermette.