October 8, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
Michael Filo revisits his childhood betrayal and the curse of an ancient family wine. The wine, the history of his family, Winnipeg in the 60s, and the large social forces of history intermingle with the small gestures of family life.
Carmelo Militano immigrated to Canada at an early age. He worked as a CBC Radio One journalist and broadcaster. He won the 2004 F.G. Bressani award for his collection Ariadne’s Thread. He has published a collection of poetry, two chapbooks, and the travelogue and family memoir The Fate of Olives.
October 9, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
Winnipeg by Winnipeg: Images of a City by Its Citizens
A visual portrait of Winnipeg as seen through the eyes of its citizens. This launch will celebrate and pay tribute to the 67 amateur and professional photographers whose works were selected from over 1000 photos. Appreciation to everyone who participated.
October 9, 7:30 pm in the Travel Alcove
The second instalment in the ChiSeries Winnipeg series: local authors David Jón Fuller (Tesseracts 17), Rhiannon Paille (The Ferryman and the Flame series) and Susan Rocan (Spirit Quest). The event will be hosted by S.M. Beiko (The Lake and the Library).
The Chiaroscuro Reading Series is a Canadian speculative fiction-exclusive reading series, sponsored by ChiZine Publications. We want to establish a dialogue between authors, between authors and editors, and between authors and readers in order to encourage the growth of this important literary domain.
October 12, 2:00 pm in the Atrium
The Aura of the North
Michelle Grimmelt tells of a time when the mining town of Snow Lake was in its infancy, and Flin Flon was the hub of Manitoba’s North.
Michelle Grimmelt has lived throughout Western Canada and has worked in advertising, hospitality, banking, and freelance writing.
October 15, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
Tombstone Blues - Book Two of the Thunder Road Trilogy
Thor rages amongst the undead of the underworld. With Ted’s call to the honoured dead a crack is opened between our world and the underworld. Now Thor’s back and coming for his hammer. If he gets it, it might just be the beginning of hell on earth.
Chadwick Ginther is the author of Thunder Road, a fantasy which won the Mary Scorer Book Award for Best Book by a Manitoba Publisher.
October 15, 7:30 pm in Prairie Ink Restaurant
Gallery opening showing Inside the Lines
Mini Davis’ chalk pastel on paper works range in focus from fun and playful cartoons to moody landscapes, and have a hi-low, funny-fierce kick. Visit the gallery online.