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March 4, 2014

Over the Top Auction and Cupcake Party l St. Puggy's Play Date l E.J. Russ McDevitt l Mel & Shirley Chartrand l Jeff Golfman l World Poetry Day l Elizabeth Bachinsky l Antonia Nelson l Joanne Kelly’s Book Club: The Orchardist

MAWA, 611 Main Street, Winnipeg

March 14, 2014, 5 pm - 8 pm  FREE!!
Preview and advance bids begins with a birthday party

March 15, 2014, 11 am – 4 pm  FREE!!
Advance bids and Art Tours with Elise Dawson 1 pm & 3 pm

March 16, 2 pm until 5 pm
Admission: $10 in advance, $12 at door
MAWA’s Over the Top Art Auction and Cupcake Party!

Celebrate MAWA’s 30th birthday! Join us for birthday cake, balloons, an expanded location, Art Tours, and the usual 1,000 cupcakes, amazing artwork, stellar raffle baskets and fun!

Bid on artwork by over 100 of Canada’s hottest artists, including Wanda Koop, Aganetha Dyck, Melanie Rocan, Paul Robles and Diana Thorneycroft.

Advance bids are secured with a credit card. All proceeds go towards MAWA Programming. MAWA is a not-for-profit arts organization with the mandate to encourage and support the intellectual and creative development of women in the visual arts. Email

March 16, 2:00 pm until 3:30 pm
The Pawsh Dog Taylor, Unit 10 - 1580 Taylor
$5.00 per person
Food, refreshments & raffles
All small dogs under 35 lbs are welcome to attend!

Bring your pug and small dog friends to this festive Manitoba Pug Rescue event where everything is green and everyone is IRISH for the day!

McNally Robinson Booksellers Grant Park,  1120 Grant Ave.
Phone 204-475-0483  (Toll-Free 1-800561-1833)

March 17, 7:00 pm in the Travel Alcove
The Quigley Challenge: The Legend Continues...

A special St. Patrick’s Day celebration of work from a local Irish author. Can seven men and two women stop a brutal terrorist group - even if led by Danny Quigley? 

Russ McDevitt, the author of The Danny Quigley Series, toured Australia in a boxing troupe for 3 years, was a military cop for 6 years, and served in the NATO brigade in Europe.

March 18, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
Natural Healing: “Ninawendam Bimosetowin Nibimatiziwinan” / 
“I’m Walking My Life in Peace” - Mel & Shirley Chartrand

March 20,  7:30 pm in the Travel Alcove
The Cool Vegetarian: The Ultimate Guide for a Veggie, Vegan & Raw Life

The ultimate guide for a Veggie, Vegan & Raw food lifestyle.   Jeff Golfman’s book is a guide to a food reality that is based in self-care-self-respect, and compassion for all life.

March 21, 7:00 pm in the Travel Alcove
Warning Poetry Lives Here: Enter at Your Own Risk

Join us for an evening of conversation and readings in celebration of World Poetry Day.
Moderator: Clarise Foster, Editor of Contemporary Verse 2
Jamis Paulson - Associate Publisher of Turnstone Press
Andris Taskans - Editor of Prairie Fire 
Joanne Epp - Past President of the Manitoba Writers Guild
Katherena Vermette - Program Coordinator for the Writer's Collective of Manitoba and member of the Aboriginal Writers Collective
Lousie Wallwein - Writer in Residence at the University of Manitoba
Chandra Mayor - novelist, current Carol Shields Writer in Residence

Featured Readings:
Katherena Vermette, Chandra Mayor, Louise Wallwein, Meira Cook

March 22, 2:00 pm in the Atrium

Elizabeth Bachinsky is the author of Curio, Home of Sudden Service, God of Missed Connections, and I Don’t Feel So Good. Her poetry has been nominated for awards and has appeared in literary journals, anthologies and on film. Her latest book of poetry, The Hottest Summer in Recorded History, balances a youthful playfulness with observational maturity. Co-presented by the Manitoba Writers Guild.

March 23, 2:00 pm in the Atrium. Launch of Short Conversations.

In December 1911, Nicolai Paulencu emigrated from Romania to Canada. His intention was to work for a few months in a coal mine in Canada and return as a rich young man to Romania. It would be sixty years before he ever set foot on Romanian soil again.  

His daughter, Antonia (Paulencu) Nelson is a passionate traveler and volunteer. She was involved with the Manitoba Committee on Wife Abuse; as spokesperson and founding member of MCWA; and volunteered at Osborne House for seven years. 

Joanne Kelly’s Book Club
March 25, 7:00 pm in the Atrium

The choice for March 2014 is Amanda Coplin’s The Orchardist, an astonishing debut novel about a man who disrupts the lonely harmony of an ordered life when he opens his heart and lets the world in. Call 453-0424, ex 227 if you have any questions.

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