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January 7, 2014

Manitoba Indigenous Writers Festival 2014 l Manitoba Writers Guild Fundraiser with Jian & Jila Ghomeshi l Winnipeg Folk Festival in the City l Re:Reading l Freedom to Read l Books2Eat Returns

Manidoo-Giizis / Kinepisim: Manitoba Indigenous Writers Festival

January 16 to 18, 7 pm each night
Neechi Commons, 865 Main Street
Three days of stories, poems, laughter, shenanigans and more.
January 16 - Festival Opening Show
                   hosted by Niigaanwewidam Sinclair
                   members of the Indigenous Writers Collective
                   launch of Writing for Change
January 17 - New Stories for a New Generation

                   with Richard Van Camp
                   a showing of Mohawk Midnight Runners
January 18 - Cage Match 2014

                   Cree vs Anishinaabe: A Comedy head to head
                   Ian Ross, Rosanna Deerchild, Florence Spence,
                   Trevor Greyeyes and David McLeod
     
Saturday starts at 10 am with readings and panels all day at Millennium Library. 

• Family Story Time with celebrated Indigenous author Richard Van Camp
Aboriginal Reading-in-the-Round (main floor), January 17 at 11 a.m.
• Public workshops, second floor, January 18
Carol Shields Auditorium
10 a.m. – noon: Panel on Indigenous Children’s Literature 
2 – 4 p.m.: Panel on Indigenous Graphic Novels
Aboriginal Resources Area
1 – 2 p.m.: Readings from emerging Indigenous writers
4 – 5:30 p.m.: Reading by emerging Indigenous writers with special guest Joanne Arnott

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Special In Dialogue Event - MWG Fundraiser with Jian & Jila Ghomeshi
January 18, 7:30 pm
Gas Station Arts Centre, 445 River Avenue

The Manitoba Writers’ Guild is proud to present an evening of dialogue between two sibling powerhouses: Jian Ghomeshi, host of CBC’s Q and author of 1982, and his sister Jila Ghomeshi, Associate Professor of Linguistics at the University of Manitoba and author of Grammar Matters: The Social Significance of How We Use Language.

Tickets $25 OR $15 with a subscription the In Dialogue Reading Series.
Any questions  204-944-8013

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All of the following events at the Millennium Library, 251 Donald Street

Winnipeg Folk Festival in the City
Saturday workshops for all music lovers. Reader Services  
• January 25 at 1:30 p.m. All in the Family, with Rusty Matyas (Imaginary Cities), 
                 Slow Leaves and Jess Rae Ayre (Sweet Alibi) 
• February 22 at 1:30 p.m. Stories Untold with Demetra, Scott Nolan, and Oshima 

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Carol Shields Auditorium Saturday, February 8
Re:Reading - A Public Forum on the Art and Joy of Reading
Join readers for a series of casual talks on reading. Hosted by 
Méira Cook, WPL’s Writer-in-Residence and author of The House on Sugarbush Road
11 a.m.: 
• Re:Reading with Alison Gillmor, journalist and reviewer
1 p.m.:
• The Reluctant Reader with David Robertson, writer and graphic novelist
• bush boy reads with Peter Kulchyski, head of Department of Native Studies, U of M
• Bookish: Women and Reading in Art with Christabel Wiebe, curator and writer
• Seeking and Serendipity with Danielle Pilon, head of Reader Services, Millennium Library

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Main floor, March 1 starting at 2 p.m.
Participants to include:
• Méira Cook, WPL Writer-in-Residence and author of The House on Sugarbush Road
• Al Rae, with Funny Gets Serious, on our right to crack wise and the comics who made it so
• Prof. Adina Balint-Babos, UWinnipeg Modern Languages & Literatures department,
               on Simone de Beauvoir’s view of the American Experience
• Dr. David S. Churchill, Associate Professor of History, U of M,
         on books as weapons in struggles for social change
• David Camfield, Associate Professor & Acting Coordinator of Labour Studies, U of M
• Local filmmakers Quinn Greene and Nick Christie, on challenges to the books they love
• Members, Manitoba Writers’ Guild 
• Members of the Writer’s Collective of Manitoba

You are also welcome to read at this event! Please call 204-986-6779 to sign-up. 

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April 5, 1 - 4:30 p.m.    Books2Eat Returns
Create your own edible book-related piece of art and enter to win prizes, or just come out to see the amazing entries on display – plus talks by local foodies, and a children’s storytime. Some entries will be served at the end of the day, so bring your appetite!

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