May 21, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
Drunk Mom: A Memoir
Hosted by Charlene Diehl and co-presented by THIN AIR
There are many alcoholic mothers. Jowita Bydlowska’s memoir of her relapse into addiction is an extraordinary achievement. The writing is raw and immediate.
Jowita Bydlowska, born in Warsaw, Poland, writes a popular parenting blog, and her work has appeared in an assortment of magazines, newspapers and online publications, including Salon and The Huffington Post. She lives in Toronto.
May 22, 7:30 pm in the Travel Alcove
20 Love Poems and Some Random Thoughts
A compilation of selected poems created by the author, based on her life experience as a woman, a mother, a wife, and a mentor.
Jeannette Montufar, a University of Manitoba professor, is working on a book about her pilgrimage on the Camino Frances to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. In 2012 Jeannette received a YMCA/YWCA Women of Distinction Award for Leadership and Management.
May 25, 2:00 pm in the Atrium
Spaghetti is NOT a Finger Food (and other life lessons)
In this humorous chapter book about an eight-year-old boy with Asperger’s Syndrome, Connor struggles to make his way through a typical school day. In his attempt to be as cool as everyone else, he leaves a hilarious trail of destruction.
In 2007 Jodi Carmichael was nominated for The Sue Alexander Most Promising New Work Award at an SCBWI conference. Jodi is an advocate for Asperger Manitoba Inc.
May 26, 2:00 pm in the Atrium
The Silent March
Winnipeg, 1919. The Winnipeg General Strike, the Spanish influenza and a sociopathic personality coalesce to forge a summer of strife, death and hope for a community still suffering the pestilence of the first world war.
As a retired educator, C.M. Klyne has held a life-long interest in historical fiction and in the art of story-telling. He continues to be active in community theatre and adult education.