Don’t Lick the Minivan and Other Things I Never Thought I’d Say to My Kids
As a woman used to traveling and living the high life in Bangkok, Leanne Shirtliffe recognized the constant fodder for humour while pregnant with twins in Asia's sin city. But in spite of deep-fried bug cuisine and nurses who cover newborn bassinets with plastic wrap, Shirtliffe manages to keep her babies alive for a year with help from a Coca-Cola deliveryman, several waitresses, and a bra factory.
Leanne Shirtliffe is an award-winning humour blogger for the Huffington Post, Nickelodeon’s NickMom.com, and the Calgary Herald.
July 7, 2:00 pm in the Atrium
Maybe I’ll Catch Fire
Vincent Talbot is moving on with his life. After a violent manic episode two years previous landed him in jail, Vincent sets out on a path to redemption. The story illustrates what it is like living as a young person in a city known as the Murder Capital of Canada.
Sean Trinder, a Red River College Cre Comm graduate, has been writing since 1999.
July 8, 2:00 - 4:00 pm by the Cash Desk
two books in the series The Indie Adventures of Marsy Clemens
Between the Ditches and Nerdy Little Secrets
Follow Marsy Clemens, a lusty, nerdy, shy, slightly desperate girl through her Canadian coming of age adventure. There's a road trip, entrepreneurship, a new step family, deaths, boys, a Hawaiian vacation, inventions, a bank robbery, a tsunami and a new dress.
Tish Heath reads, travels, hoards crafting supplies, and loves people.
July 8, 7:00 pm in the Travel Alcove
Blueprint Your Bestseller: Organize and Revise Any Manuscript With the Book Architecture Method
Stuart Horwitz offers a step-by-step process for revising your manuscript. This proven approach to revision has helped authors of both fiction and nonfiction, as well as writers across all media from theater to film to TV.
Stuart Horwitz is the founder of Book Architecture, and holds two master’s degrees: one in literary aesthetics, and one in East Asian studies.
July 8, 7:30 pm in Prairie Ink Restaurant
Small Works Gallery Opening – The Doubled Charm of Modern Glass
by Jolanta Sokalska and Zbigniew Sokalski
Join us early for dinner - artist's talk will begin promptly at 7:30 pm.
Reservations are recommended - call 204-975-2659 to reserve a table.
Jolanta Sokalski and Zbigniew Sokalski have both been pursuing art for many years, beginning with their study at the Lyceum of Fine Arts. They continued their art education for another five years at the Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw, Poland, both leaving with Master of Fine Arts Degrees.