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October 22, 2013

Tchaikovsky l Lorne Heshka: Orchids l Hans Arnold l Bryan Scott & Bartley Kives l Nick Ternette l Scotiabank Giller Light Bash l Terry Brooks


Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra presents a Tchaikovsky Roundtable
October 29, 7:30 pm in the Atrium

James Manishen (Artistic Director of the WSO) will moderate a discussion with Alexander Mickelthwaite (WSO Conductor and Music Director) and David Moroz (Artistic Director of the Winnipeg Chamber Music Society) on the influence of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky and the historical events of this week leading up to November 6, the 120th anniversary of Tchaikovsky’s death.

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October 30, 7:30 pm in the Travel Alcove
Gardening Talk on Growing Tropical Orchids in your Home

Lorne Heshka will discuss the basics of growing tropical orchids in a home setting. He has served as President of the Manitoba Orchid Society as well as Vice-President of the Canadian Orchid Congress. Lorne has written articles on orchids, illustrated with his photographs for a number of publications.

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November 1, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
Up North: Manitoba’s Last Frontier 

Photographic images of Manitoba, from the southern tip of Lake Winnipeg to the timeless shores of Reindeer Lake in the north-west and the frozen tundra of Churchill in the north-east. 

Hans Arnold is the author of Wish you were here: Photographic Images of the Canadian Landscape

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November 3, 2:00 pm in the Atrium
Stuck in the Middle: Dissenting Views of Winnipeg

Winnipeg inspires intense and contradictory emotions from residents, visitors and people who have never even ventured to Manitoba capital. The city at the centre of North America inspires a profound sense of ambivalence, stuck as it is between a colourful and triumphant early history, a long period of 20th-Century decline and an uncertain if optimistic future. 

Bryan Scott has been documenting the city since 2005. He maintains the photo blog Winnipeg Love Hate and self-published a book of photos from the site in 2010. 

Bartley Kives has been writing about urban affairs, pop culture, travel and sustainability since the 1990s. He is reporter-at-large for the Winnipeg Free Press. His first book, A Daytripper’s Guide to Manitoba, has become a Canadian bestseller.

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A Celebration of Nick Ternette’s Rebel Without a Pause: The Nick Ternette Story
November 4, 7:00 pm in the Atrium

For over forty years, Nick was the loudest voices of the Left; he ran for mayor and never shied away from asking elected officials tough questions. A champion of the rights of the poor and the disabled, sustainable ecology and public transit as well as a leader in Winnipeg’s peace movement, Nick was a thorn in the side of politicians and city officials for decades. 

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November 5, 2013, 6:00 to 9:00 PM in Prairie Ink Restaurant & Bakery 
$40 including tax - in advance either in person at Prairie Ink 
or by calling Rebecca Haverluck at 204-975-2659
All funds raised from the event support Frontier College’s literacy programs.

McNally Robinson Booksellers have been hosting the Scotiabank Giller Light Bash for Literacy in Winnipeg since 2005. Head chef Karen Nielsen has developed a dinner featuring Prairie Ink specialities.  Watch the broadcast on a big screen with local celebrities, academics, and authors. Hosted by John Toews, Events Coordinator. 

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November 5, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
Witch Wraith, the final novel in Brooks' new trilogy The Dark Legacy of Shannara

Terry Brooks is the New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty books, including the Dark Legacy of Shannara adventures Wards of Faerie and Bloodfire Quest; the nonfiction book Sometimes the Magic Works: Lessons from a Writing Life; and the novel based upon the screenplay and story by George Lucas, Star Wars:® Episode I The Phantom Menace.™ His novels Running with the Demon and A Knight of the Word were selected by the Rocky Mountain News as two of the best science fiction/fantasy novels of the twentieth century. 


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