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May 10, 2014

Myra Davies and Diana McIntosh l South Pacific Travel Presentation l Ariel Gordon and GMB Chomichuk l Doug Whiteway with Barbara Huck and Frances Russell l Michelle Gilman l Maureen Flynn l Lake Winnipeg Writers’ Group l Carolyn Gray l Glenn Buhr l J. Clark Saunders l Joanne Kelly’s Book Club

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

May 20, 7:30 pm in the Travel Alcove, co-presented by GroundSwell
Meet the Composer - featuring Myra Davies and Diana McIntosh.

May 21, 6:30 pm in the Community Classroom.
Canada One Travel

South Pacific Travel Presentation - guest speaker Ashley VanEslander of Colette Vacations, hosted by Canada One Travel in February and March of 2015. This 27 day tour takes in Australia and New Zealand. Please call 204–774-2000 (Toll Free: 1-888-324-1519).

May 21, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
Stowaways featuring live drawing by GMB Chomichuk.

What if knowing Morse Code would save your bacon during the zombie apocalypse? Half survival guide, half invasive species list, these are poems that stick to your socks. 

Ariel Gordon’s book, Hump, won the 2011 Aqua Books Lansdowne Prize for Poetry. 
GMB Chomichuk wrote and illustrated The Imagination Manifesto and Raygun Gothic.  

May 21, 8:00 pm in Prairie Ink Restaurant
Northern Lights: Arnold & Gail Morberg and the Calm Air Story

Their beginnings were modest — running a fishing camp in Saskatchewan’s remote wilderness. In less than 40 years, Arnold and Gail Morberg built Canada’s largest privately owned airline.  

Frances Russell is a regular Winnipeg Free Press columnist and author of Mistehay Sakahegan –The Great Lake, the Beauty and Treachery of Lake Winnipeg
Barbara Huck is a publisher, editor and author of the recent novel Kisiskatchewan, The Great River Road and also Exploring the Fur Trade Routes of North America
Doug Whiteway is the author of In Search of Ancient of Alberta and writes crimes novels under his pseudonym, C.C. Benison.

May 22, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
What Grandma Built

This is a story about love and traditions across generations. It was inspired by a discussion the author had with her two children after their Grandma (Bubbie) died. 

Michelle Gilman was raised in Winnipeg, and worked as a resource teacher, before becoming an Associate Professor.

May 22, 8:00 pm in Prairie Ink Restaurant
Buckle My Shoe

The grand hotel keeps its old stories secret. Who plays that piano so late at night? Why does the elevator seem to have a mind of its own? And, who is Edith, the mystery girl that drifts past without a word?

Freelance reporter and columnist Maureen Flynn’s fascination for the paranormal was the inspiration for Buckle My Shoe

May 25, 2:00 pm in the Atrium
Voices: Volume 14 Number 1

The Lake Winnipeg Writers' Group presents the best of Manitoba's Interlake, including the winners of the Write On The Lake Contest. Featured readers include Annette Bower, Conni Cartlidge, Gail Fine, Ingrid Grywacheski, Chuck Lovatt, Bill Martin, Tyra Masters-Heinrichs, Kyra McCubbin, Elizabeth McGill, Pat Narynski, and Marlene Ness.

May 26, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
The Miser of Middlegate

Set in modern day Winnipeg, Gray’s inspired version of Moliere’s classic satire is part sex farce and part screwball comedy. The Miser critiques our culture obsessed with acquisition and never loses its sense of humour. 

Carolyn Gray is a writer, actor, director, designer, educator and puppeteer. She won the Manitoba Day Award for The Elmwood Visitation, and is the author of North Main Gothic

May 26, 7:30 pm in the Travel Alcove

Manitoba Chamber Orchestra Pre-Concert Chat featuring composer Glenn Buhr in conversation with MCO Music Director and Principal Conductor Anne Manson. 

May 26, 8:00 pm in Prairie Ink Restaurant
Exploring Old Highway No. 1 West: Canada’s Route 66

A memorable tour of the Trans-Canada Highway before it became today’s seamless concrete ribbon. Illustrated with more than 200 photographs, this guide explores Canada’s iconic highway as it was between 1945 and 1965. 

A former Winnipegger, Clark Saunders is an avid traveller and serves as minister at Salt Spring Island United Church.

May 27, 7:00 pm in the Travel Alcove

Joanne Kelly’s choice for May’s Book Club meeting is Richard Wagamese’s Indian Horse, the Winner of the Canada Reads People’s Choice award and selected as a Globe and Mail top 100 book of 2012.  Call 453-0424, ex 227 if you have any questions.

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