March 18, 2013

Advanced Opera Group l Aimée Craft l Robert J. Sawyer l Rhubarb Magazine l Joanne Kelly’s SHAW TV Book Club

University of Manitoba Advanced Opera Group
March 24, 2:00 pm in the Atrium
Special Musical Performance

March 25, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
Breathing Life into the Stone Fort Treaty: An Anishinabe Understanding of Treaty One

This book argues that to truly understand the treaties with First Nations it is essential to understand First Nations perspective of treaties. This perspective is informed by First Nations law, in the case of Treaty One the Anishinabe inaakonigewin, related to kinship and land. Aimée Craft is an Indigenous lawyer from Manitoba. 

March 26, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
Red Planet Blues

Robert J. Sawyer, the author of such revelatory and thought-provoking novels as Triggers and The WWW Trilogy, presents a noir mystery expanded from his Hugo and Nebula Award-nominated novella Identity Theft and his Aurora Award-winning short story Biding Time, and set on a lawless Mars in a future where everything is cheap, and life is even cheaper. 

Sawyer has won both the Hugo and Nebula Awards for best novel, as well as the Crime Writers of Canada’s Arthur Ellis Award for mystery fiction. The ABC TV series FlashForward was based on his novel.

Rhubarb Magazine
March 26, 8:00 pm in Prairie Ink Restaurant
Special Mennonites & Sex Issue Spring Issue Launch
Host Di Brandt and guest reader Katherena Vermette

Edited by Di Brandt (poetry) Andreas Schroeder (non-fiction) and Armin Wiebe (Fiction and Drama) the issue features writers addressing the Mennonite taboo of sex. 

Joanne Kelly’s SHAW TV Book Club
March 26, 7:00 pm in the Travel Alcove

The book under discussion is Meg Rossoff’s How I Live Now, the engaging story of Daisy, the precocious New Yorker and her English cousin Edmond, torn apart as war breaks out in London of a not-so-distant future. 
Join us this evening for refreshments and discussion! 
Call 453-0424, ex 227 if you have any questions.

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

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