The Lucky Ones: African Refugees’ Stories of Extraordinary Courage
Personal accounts of heartbreaking loss, extraordinary bravery, and the resilience needed to begin again. Candidly told in their own words, the subjects reveal the uplifting truth of their unbreakable human spirit. Men and women, from four to 73, represent a variety of African countries and backgrounds. These inspiring insights challenge assumptions and encourage understanding.
Anne Mahon has been involved in a variety of community organizations and was nominated for the Lieutenant Governor’s Make a Difference Community Award for her volunteer service. She lives in Winnipeg. All author proceeds will go to micro-lending opportunities and scholarships for the African community of Manitoba.
May 8, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
The Lake and the Library
Ash is counting down the days until she and her mother move away from their prairie hometown. It’s Ash’s summer of goodbyes until she finds her way into the mysterious, condemned building that has haunted her entire childhood with secrets and questions.
S.M. Beiko works as an editor and layout designer and lives in Winnipeg.
May 9, 7:30 pm in the Travel Alcove
Blood and Salt
The time is World War I, and Canadian soldiers are proving their worth in the trenches of Europe. But on the home front, Ukrainian Canadians are being sent to internment camps. Blood and Salt is grounded in actual details about the Banff-Castle Mountain internment camp.
Barbara Sapergia, a fiction writer and playwright, has published four books of fiction and had nine professional play productions.
May 10, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
The Stone Soup Story Café winds down the season as, part of The Winnipeg International Storytelling Festival. Hosted by Mary Louise Chown, this evening features guest tellers Kate Isaac, Philippe Mailhot, Virginia Page Jahne and guest musician Liz Goossen.
May 11, 2:00 pm in the Atrium
I am Ruffles Rabbit, your furry friend: Read my story from beginning to end.
You will learn many secrets new, That will surprise your friends and you.
As author and illustrator, Dr. Mary (Hrenchuk) Pankiw and 15-year-old Nadya Pankiw, share skills to bring you joy. This appealing, fascinating and fanciful children’s story is their second children’s book following Misilla Mouse. Ruffles' story promotes the development of reading and language skills.
May 13, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
Shyam Selvadurai, in conversation with THIN AIR Director Charlene Diehl
Shyam Selvadurai's novel Funny Boy was shortlisted for the Giller Prize and the recipient of the SmithBooks/Books in Canada First Novel Award. Cinnamon Gardens was shortlisted for the Trillium Award. Selvadurai's Swimming in the Monsoon Sea, is a young adult novel that won the Lambda Literary Award. Selvadurai returns with The Hungry Ghosts, a heartbreaking look at how racial, political and sexual differences can tear apart a country, a family and a human being.
Joanne Kelly’s SHAW TV Book Club
May 28, 7:00 pm in the Travel Alcove
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