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March 25, 2014

Beatrice T-shirts l Craig Street Cats Adoption Day l Inside Publishing l JAZZ IT UP for liver research l ChiSeries l Charmaine J. Putnam l Sandi Sellen l Larry Verstraete l Gord Bruyere l Miles Macdonell Collegiate: Pulse l Wanda Koop



Earthdog Terrier Rescue of Manitoba is placing our "Love is Blind" shirt order on March 26!
If you are interested in purchasing one, please let us know asap.
Price will be approximately $20.  The larger the order the lower the price!

Our vet bills are always growing. If you can help, please contact our awesome vet team at Best Friends Animal Hospital 269-4451 or email to make a donation.

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March 30, 11:00 am until 4:00 pm
Best West Pet Foods, 1150 St. James St

Come visit Craig Street Cats’ amazing foster cats and kittens!

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April 12, 11:00 am until 3:30 pm
Millennium Library, Carol Shields Auditorium, 251 Donald Avenue

Offered by The Writers Collective of Manitoba, Inside Publishing is the free and open-to-all “glimpse behind the curtain” of the book industry. In four 50-minute sessions you’ll get the inside scoop from the authors, editors, and publishers of four different books. We’ll look at various genres, hear about habits, processes, what really fires an editor’s rockets, and a whole lot more. Moderated by Joanne Kelly.

11 am: GRAPHIC NOVELS with David Alexander Robertson, author Tales from Big Spirit and 7 Generations, and Catherine Gerbasi from Portage and Main Press

12 noon: CHILDREN’S PICTURE BOOKS
with Carol Szuminsky from Peanut Butter Press

1:30 pm: POETRY with Kristian Enright, author of Sonar,
and editor Sharon Caseburg from Turnstone Press

2:30 pm: NON-FICTION with Don Marks, author of They Call Me Chief: Warriors on Ice,
and publisher Gord Shillingford from J. Gordon Shillingford Publishing

And for members, and all those interested in becoming members:
The Annual General Meeting of the Writers’ Collective of Manitoba to follow at 3:30 pm.

Email us for more info.

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McNally Robinson 
Phone 204-475-0483   (Toll-Free 1-800561-1833)

April 6, 6:30 pm in Prairie Ink Restaurant

Enjoy our savoury, liver-healthy selections made with organic, whole foods, a special food demo by Chef Karen Nielsen, and cool jazz in support of the Canadian Liver Foundation.

Tickets: $99 (a minimum of $35 will be tax receipted)
Call 204-975-2659 or contact Ruth Magnuson at 204-831-6231 or e-mail

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April 9, 7:00 pm in the Atrium

The fourth installment in the ChiSeries Winnipeg series: readings with local authors Keith Cadieux (Gaze), Karen Dudley (Food for the Gods), and Ronald Hore (The Housetrap Chronicles). Hosted by Samantha Beiko (The Lake and the Library). 

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April 11, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
Apparitions, Beetlemilk & Cooties

This sketchy volume may appeal to an 8 to 12 year-old crowd that revels in rhymes preoccupied with themes of flatulence, parasites, ectoplasm, etc. 

Charmaine Johnson Putnam’s paintings have been exhibited at Manitoba Art Expo and she has self-published two children’s books. Some of her poetry and images have appeared in the Measured Words anthologies. 

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April 12, 6:00 pm in the Atrium
The Happy Old House 

The house jumps off its foundation and runs all over the place getting into mischief whenever its family leaves home. 

Sandi Sellen is committed to bringing the generations together, promoting family unity and relationships, leading to strong communities. 

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April 13, 2:00 pm in the Atrium
Life or Death: Surviving the Impossible

A mid-1800s slave squeezes into a 2’ x 3’ box and has friends mail him to freedom. Apollo 13 astronauts use spare parts to fix failed machinery and bring their spacecraft safely home.  This new collection features over 30 incredible true stories of survivors. 

Larry Verstraete is the author of many award-winning non-fiction titles, including Case Files: 40 Murders; Mysteries Solved by Science and At the Edge: Daring Acts in Desperate Times.

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April 14, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
Prayer Songs

Structured to reflect a moon cycle and influenced by traditional Anishinaabe cultural teachings, these poems explore different motivations and expression of prayer. 

Gord Bruyere has published poetry, short stories, articles, book chapters and reviews, and co-edited Wicihitowin: Aboriginal Social Work in Canada. He posts to his blog The World According to Trixterboy

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April 15, 7:00 pm in the Atrium

Miles Macdonell Collegiate - launch of Pulse

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April 15, 8:00 pm in Prairie Ink Restaurant

Wanda Koop is a comprehensive document of her most recent work, merging painting with photography, while highlighting her process as a visual language researcher.

Wanda Koop’s painting career spans four decades and includes over 50 solo exhibitions, across Canada and around the world. She is a Member of the Order of Canada and founder of Art City, an inner-city art centre in Winnipeg. 

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