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May 4, 2014

Kenneth Oppel l Yisa Akinbolaji l Harry Karlinsky l Tom Pearson l Collège Garden City Collegiate’s Threads l John Toone l Michael Dupuis l Andrew Knapp and Momo

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

May 12, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
The Boundless 

Hosted by Winnipeg International Writers Festival Director Charlene Diehl as part of McNally Robinson Booksellers and the Winnipeg International Writers Festival’s Spring Literary Series.

Will Everett finds himself with a first-class ticket for The Boundless. The longest, most glamorous locomotive in the world, it stretches more than eleven kilometres long and pulls an astounding 987 cars: passenger cars, shooting galleries, gardens, an onboard swimming pool, cinema and much more. 

Kenneth Oppel is the Governor General’s Award–winning author of the Airborn series and the Silverwing saga. His most recent novels include This Dark Endeavour, finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award; and Such Wicked Intent, finalist for the CLA Young Adult Book Award. 

May 12, 7:30 pm in Prairie Ink Restaurant
Gallery opening showing My Language Space.

Akinbolaji explores the possibilities of his creative expression; from sculpture creation, installations, oil and acrylic painting to printmaking he is able to express a full range of experiences in one piece. 

May 13, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
The Stonehenge Letters

At the Nobel Archives a psychiatrist discovers six letters addressed to Mr. Ragnar Solman, executor of Alfred Nobel’s will. All but one by a different Nobel laureate, and each an explanation of why and how Stonehenge was constructed.

Harry Karlinsky is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of British Columbia. 

May 13, 7:30 pm in the Travel Alcove
Please Don’t Forget Me

A love story that deals with many of the complicated issues, while providing insight that may be helpful for caregivers of someone with Alzheimer’s. 

Tom Pearson cared for his wife Lynne from her diagnosis at age 50 until her passing at age 63.  Tom will donate part of the proceeds of each book to the Alzheimer’s cause.

May 14, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
Launch of the literary arts magazine Threads

This year’s publication is designed around the theme of “perception.” 
Join us for this exciting evening, featuring readings and presentations from some of the contributors.

May 14, 8:00 pm in Prairie Ink Restaurant
Fishin’ for Dumbasses: Tips For Folks Who Want to Catch Their Own Food 

Topics range from removing hooks from yourself, why so-called garbage fish can be a culinary delight, and the tricky etiquette of pissing from a boat. 

John Toone is a writer, angler, hunter and gatherer, home-schooler, and jack-of-all-trades.

May 15, 7:30 pm in the Travel Alcove
Winnipeg’s General Strike: Reports From The Front Lines
Featuring an introduction by Winnipeg composer/director Danny Schur. 

A strike gripped Winnipeg from May 15 to June 26, 1919. What was really happening in Winnipeg? In an information age dominated by newspapers and magazines, the public turned to reporters and editors for answers. 

Michael Dupuis, a retired Canadian history teacher and writer, was a consultant for Danny Schur’s Winnipeg General Strike documentary Mike’s Bloody Saturday and an advisor to the CBC for the television special Titanic: The Canadian Story

May 16, 7:30 pm in the Travel Alcove
Find Momo
This is a pet friendly event 

Andrew Knapp will be presenting with Momo, an adorable black-and-white, brown-eyed border collie (who is, naturally, available for pictures). Thousands of Internet fans play hide-and-seek with Momo the border collie every day, and now you can, too. 

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