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April 30, 2014

Envision l Winnipeg International Writers Festival’s Spring Literary Series l “Irish Explorer” tour l Anna Leventhal l Songwriters’ Open Mic l Tales from Big Spirit l Carol Rose l Herbert Enns

May 9 (7:00-10:00 pm) and May 10 (11:00 – 5:00 pm)
980 Palmerston Ave @ the R.A. Steen Community Centre

Envision: Wolseley’s Festival of the Arts celebrates the artistic talent that lives and works in our Wolseley-West Broadway community.
The festival showcases all forms of the arts: visual, literary, film and performing. 
We encourage all levels - professional, aspiring, young and ‘not as young’ - to show Winnipeg your talent.

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

McNally Robinson Booksellers and the Winnipeg International Writers Festival’s Spring Literary Series presents:

May 7, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
Brick Books Poetry Evening: Karen Enns, Joanna Lilley, Jane Munro and Arleen Paré.

May 15, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
Steven Galloway will discuss his latest book, The Confabulist, with John K. Samson, singer and songwriter for the indie rock outfit The Weakerthans.

May 16, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
Jon Paul Fiorentino and David Homel, and a conversation with Bruce Symaka.

May 20, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
Tara Lee Morin, signing As I Remember It, and an interview with Director Charlene Diehl.

May 27, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
Gillian Sze and special guest Chimwemwe Undi, and a conversation with Bruce Symaka.

May 7, 7:00 pm in the Community Classroom

Join Renaissance and Journey’s Travel for a presentation by Connie Szczerba. Specially featured will be the “Irish Explorer”, a 9 day tour exploring all that Ireland has to offer. RSVP to 204-942-5000 

May 7, 7:30 pm in the Travel Alcove. 
Launch of Sweet Affliction featuring a conversation with Shawna Dempsey.

Sweet Affliction collects fifteen sharply-observed, darkly funny stories by Journey Prize-nominated writer Anna Leventhal. 

May 7, 8:30 pm
Songwriters’ Open Mic Night, in Prairie Ink Restaurant 

Registration begins at 8:00 pm with 11 musicians selected by lottery. For more information call Karen Nielsen at 204-975-2659.

May 8, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
David Alexander Robertson, Scott B. Henderson, Andrew Lodwick and Wai Tien
Tales from Big Spirit series hosted by Monique Woroniak

Tales from Big Spirit is a unique six-book graphic novel series that delves into the stories of some of the great Indigenous figures from Canadian history: The Peacemaker (Thanadelthur), The Scout (Tommy Prince), The Ballad of Nancy April (Shawnadithit), The Rebel (Gabriel Dumont), The Land of Os (John Ramsey), and The Poet (Pauline Johnson). 

May 8, 8:00 pm in Prairie Ink Restaurant
From the Dream

Carol Rose invites us to draw upon memory, loss, death, friendship and love in an attempt to give shape to our lives.  She was awarded the National Canadian Jewish Book Award for Poetry for her first collection of poems, Behind the Blue Gate

May 9, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
Mining Location J.O. 180: Experimental Buildings at Shoal Lake

Mining Location J.O. 180 is a remote, twenty-four acre island on the border of Manitoba and Ontario. Designed and built by Herbert Enns, two pavilions serve as sites for experiments in efficient ‘off the grid’ architecture. 

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