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April 4, 2013

Pulse l Heather Komus & Beth Wolchock-Brown l Colleen Nelson l Susan B. McIver, Robin Wyndham & Mimi Raglan l Scott Nolan l April Book Club l Fred Wah, Poetry Round Table

April 17, 7:00 pm in the Atrium

Pulse: Revelations is a magazine of student creative work published by Miles Macdonell Collegiate. It celebrates creativity, imagination and originality. Each year students choose a theme and call for submissions of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, photography, art, and comics. Submissions are blind peer-reviewed and the magazine is designed and laid out by students outside of course time and students do not earn any credits for their work.

April 17, 7:00 pm in the Travel Alcove

The Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library invites all crafters to join in a casual environment where you are encouraged to share your craft challenges and joys.  The craftspeople are Heather Komus and Beth Wolchock-Brown - both embroidery.  They will begin the session with a 5-10 minute talk about their work.

Colleen Nelson
April 18, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
The Fall 

Before Luke came into his life, all Ben cared about was skateboarding, and whether his father would ever remember that he was alive. Then there was Luke. The Fall charts the lives of three boys as they deal with the death of their friend and brother.

Colleen Nelson examines the consequence of choice in her novels. Her previous book, Tori By Design, was the recipient of the 2012 McNally Robinson Book for Young People Award.

April 18, 7:30 pm in the Travel Alcove
After The Error: Speaking Out About Patient Safety to Save Lives 
with guest speaker Mimi Raglan

Medical errors kill 24,000 Canadians each year, adversely affect thousands, and cost close to two billion dollars.
After the Error is the first book to recognize what patients, families, and healthcare providers have done to prevent others from enduring similar experiences.

Susan McIver is also the author of Medical Nightmares: The Human Face of Errors. 
Robin Wyndham, R.N. worked in the areas of neonatal intensive care, surgery, psychiatry, and residential care with a special interest in palliative care.

Record Store Day
April 20, Noon - 5:00 pm in the Atrium
Featuring a live performance from Scott Nolan

April 30, 7:00 pm in the Travel Alcove
Joanne Kelly’s SHAW TV Book Club

The book under discussion is Cheryl Strayed’s Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Coast Trail, a powerful, blazingly honest memoir: the story of an eleven-hundred-mile solo hike that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe—and built her back up again. Get in touch with Joanne or with John or by calling 453-0424, ex 227 if you have any questions.

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

Fred Wah, Poetry Round Table moderated by THIN AIR Director, Charlene Diehl

April 17, 7:00 pm
Carol Shields Auditorium, Millenium Library, 251 Donald St
Everyone is welcome.

This is an opportunity to talk about our roles and responsibilities as poets: political, social, and personal. Also the barriers and frustrations we face, and strategies for handling them.

Fred Wah is Canada's Parliamentary Poet Laureate. Passionate, articulate, challenging, adventurous, and funny, Fred's do-it-yourself poetics has extended from his early days in the TISH movement in BC to his current position as a voice from Parliament Hill.

Bring your thoughts, and prepare for a lively conversation about poetry!

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