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March 30, 2014

Fritz Lang's Metropolis l Reverend Rambler l Miriam Toews l Lake Winnipeg Watershed l Kevin Spenst l Alison Calder l Writers Unblocked l William Pura l Marianne Curtis

April 12, 7:30 pm until 10:30 pm
Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, 555 Main Street      

Before The Matrix, Blade Runner and Star Wars came Fritz Lang’s 1927 silent science fiction masterpiece Metropolis. See the complete digitally restored film with the original 1927 score by Gottfried Huppertz performed by the WSO, Julian Pellicano, conductor.

Metropolis is set in a futuristic dystopia and examines the social crisis between workers and owners in capitalism. Produced in Germany, it was the most expensive film of its time.

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April 12, 9:00 pm
The Park Theatre, 698 Osborne Street
Tickets $20 at The Park or online (includes free digital download of the album)

The Reverend Rambler releases their much-anticipated debut album!
Featuring: Greg Arcade and His Rockin' Band, and Aaron Starr Music

Copies of the album and a new t-shirt design will also be available for purchase.
Those who attended the fundraiser last year and didn't receive a message about the digital download last month, please send us a message with your email address.

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McNally Robinson Booksellers Grant Park, 1120 Grant Ave.
Phone 204-475-0483  (Toll-Free 1-800-561-1833)

April 16, 7:00 pm 
All My Puny Sorrows

Miriam Toews brings us the story of two sisters, and a love that illuminates life. Elfrieda, a world-renowned pianist, glamorous, wealthy, happily married, wants to die. Yolandi, divorced, broke, sleeping with the wrong men, wants to keep her sister alive.  

Miriam Toews is the author of Summer of My Amazing Luck; A Boy of Good Breeding; A Complicated Kindness (winner of the 2004 Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction), The Flying Troutmans (winner of the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize) and Irma Voth, and one work of non-fiction, Swing Low: A Life. 

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April 17, 7:00 pm in the Atrium  Free but RSVP 
Café Politique - Science and Policy: Lake Winnipeg Watershed.

An issue central to the future of Manitoba is the health and vitality of Lake Winnipeg and its watershed. This evening’s discussion will focus on what options we have. 

The Manitoba Institute for Policy Research, based in the University of Manitoba, serves as a hub for academic analysis, public policy discourse, and outreach.

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April 17, 7:30 pm in the Travel Alcove
Kevin Spenst’s Chapbook Tour of Canada with Ariel Gordon and Angeline Schellenberg

Kevin Spenst’s poetry has been shortlisted for the Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry and has won the Lush Triumphant Award for Poetry. 

Ariel Gordon’s chapbook How to Make a Collage won Kalamalka Press’ inaugural John Lent Poetry-Prose Award. 
Angeline Schellenberg’s poetry has appeared in literary publications and the Beautiful Women Anthology, and is forthcoming in the Newborn Anthology

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April 21, 8:00 pm in Prairie Ink Restaurant
In the Tiger Park

Alison Calder’s collection is about what exists at the edges of human experience, what’s largely unseen by the average human. It’s about ghosts.

Calder’s first poetry collection, Wolf Tree, won two Manitoba Book Awards. Her poetry has twice circulated on Winnipeg city buses. 

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April 22, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
Water: Reflections on Thirst, Thanks and Truth

Join the Writers Unblocked group editor, Marjorie Anderson, and writers Roselea Young, Linda Romanetz, Les Rankin, Barbara King, Kathy French, Nancy Clendenan, Eleanor Chornoboy, and Rod Cantiveros.

This anthology features stories about the potency of personal encounters with water. 

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April 22, 7:30 pm in the Travel Alcove
Meet the Composer featuring William Pura. Co-presented by GroundSwell.

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April 22, 8:00 pm in Prairie Ink Restaurant
A Discreet Betrayal

Emma, a magazine journalist, joins an online dating community and meets Stephan.  They make plans for the future until an anonymous email changes their relationship. 

Marianne Curtis is a newspaper journalist of nearly twenty years. Her first book Finding Gloria was on the best sellers list.  In 2013 she received a YWCA Woman of Distinction nod for inspiring others by sharing her story of survival after recovering from childhood abuse.

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