September 14, 2013

Chris Hedges l Soul Gallery Inc. l Jonathan Chan l Getting It Right... The Handmaid’s Tale and The Butler Did It

September 21
The West End Cultural Centre
Doors 7:15 pm | Show 8:00 pm
$30 door l $25 advance at the West End Cultural Centre, Ticketmaster, Winnipeg Folk Festival Music Store, Mondragon, McNally Robinson and Organic Planet.

An Evening with Pulitzer-prize winning journalist, author, activist and former New York Times foreign correspondent Chris Hedges, speaking on his latest book, Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt, about his experience as he travelled to report on recession-era America. What follows is a terrifying glimpse of the future for America and addresses Occupy Wall Street.

Chris Hedges writes and speaks extensively on war, religion, American culture, empire, and the conflict in the Middle East.  He is also the author of War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning; Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle;and Death of the Liberal Class

Presented by organizations celebrating significant birthdays this year - The West End Cultural Centre (25), Canadian Dimension Magazine (50) and the Uniter (65).

Sept. 25, 5:30 – 8 pm
Soul Gallery Inc., 163 Clare Ave.
“An Art Gallery in a Home”

  • Unique Bronze Sculpture from Belgium
  • Wood Sculpture: Lloyd Klassen
Artists:  Darrell Baschak, Katharine Bruce, Robert Bruce (1911-1980), Brigitte Dion,
Sue Gordon, Mandy Onchulenko, Roger Lafreniere, Hugh Rice and Eberhard Renner.

As this gallery provides a unique experience featuring an Art Gallery in a Home and Business, please make an appointment for visiting.

September 29, 7:30 p.m.
Broadway Disciples United Church, 396 Broadway
Tickets $20 / 15 / 7

Oleg & Friends presents
Jonathan Chan, violinist, playing Bach, Ernst, Martinez, Paganini, Ysaye.

Getting It Right - Researching the Past and Place to Breathe Life into Your Writing
Carol Shields Auditorium, Millennium Library
October 24 at 7 p.m.
Call 204-986-6779 to register.

Authors Janice MacDonald (Randy Craig mysteries), Joan Thomas (Curiosity and Reading by Lightning) and Jan Horner (Mama Dada, Elizabeth Went West and Recent Mistakes) discuss tracking down facts and transforming library and archive visits into best-selling and award-winning works.

Carol Shields Auditorium, Millennium Library
12:10 p.m.

The Winnipeg Public Library and Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet celebrate the World Premiere of the ballet adaptation of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid’s Tale

October 1 
André Lewis, RWB Artistic Director on the transformation from book to ballet

October 8 
Vanessa Lawson,
Ballet Master, Former Principal Dancer on creating a new ballet as a Ballet Master

October 15 
Liz Vandal, Costume Designer on creating the look

Win tickets and a signed copy of The Handmaid’s Tale.
Watch for a draw box in your library.

The Butler Did It...  Again! Mystery Day
Millennium Library, 2nd floor 
October 5

Match wits with masterful authors of crime fiction at a full day of mystery and mayhem.

  • 10:30 a.m. Mystery writing workshop by Doug Whiteway, aka C.C. Benison. 
  • 1:00 p.m. Doug Whiteway reads a preview from his forthcoming Father Christmas mystery, Ten Lords A-Leaping
  • 1:30 p.m. Jack Bumsted, owner of Winnipeg’s Whodunit? mystery bookstore, shares some of his favourite reads
  • 2:00 p.m. A panel discussion on the art and business of writing mystery novels with a trio of local mystery authors.

Call 204-986-6779 to register.

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