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September 19, 2014

McNally’s October Music l Per Brask & Carol Matas l Raziel Reid & Vivek Shraya l Songwriters’ Open Mic l Jody Perrun l Sue Carlisle l Mary J.T. Mikawoz l Sue Sorensen l Ann-Marie MacDonald l Art by Robert Bruce & Marielousie Kreyes

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


Doug G. Biggs
Friday October 3, 8:00 pm
Acoustic Blues/Jazz/Folk

Rosemarie Todaschuk Trio
Saturday October 4, 8:00 pm
Jazz

Erie Bay
Saturday October 11, 8:00 pm
Folk Rock

Burton Trio
Friday October 17, 8:00 pm
Jazz

Trulli Early Music Ensemble
Saturday October 18, 8:00 pm
Classical/Baroque

The Shuckers
Friday October 24, 8:00 pm
Roots

Don Milne & Brian Paul
Saturday October 25, 8:00 pm
Jazz


October 1, 7:00 pm
Per Brask’s translation of Andreas Simonsen’s Foundational Thoughts in Judaism 
and Carol Matas’ historical novel Tucson Jo

What does Judaism say about free will, suffering, good and evil, sin? 
Andreas Simonsen explains where Judaism stands on complex moral issues. 

Per Brask, professor in the Dept. of Theatre and Film at the U of W., is also an accomplished dramaturge and has published poetry, plays, short stories, essays and literary translations. 
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Inspired by Tucson’s first Jewish mayor, Tucson Jo is packed with derring-do while dealing with serious moral issues. 

The 45th book by Carol Matas, award-winning author for children and young adults.

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October 1, 7:30 pm
Raziel Reid’s When Everything Feels Like the Movies 
and Vivek Shraya’s She of the Mountains

When Everything… is an extravagant novel, full of gender-bending teen glamour, dark mischief, and enough melodrama to incite the paparazzi. 

Raziel Reid is an anti-social columnist and creator of the blog Blitz & Shitz
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Vivek Shraya, author of God Loves Hair, weaves a passionate, contemporary love story between a man and his body, with a re-imagining of Hindu mythology. The illustrations are by Raymond Biesinger. 

Vivek has released albums ranging from acoustic folk-rock to electro synth-pop. His film, What I LOVE about being QUEER, has expanded to an online project and book.

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October 1, 8:30 pm
Songwriters’ Open Mic Night in Prairie Ink Restaurant. 
For more information call Karen at 204-975-2659.

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October 2, 7:00 pm
The Patriotic Consensus: Unity, Morale, and the Second World War in Winnipeg

When the Second World War broke out Winnipeg was culturally diverse, with class divisions, and a tradition of political protest. Given the city’s divides, was the Second World War a unifying event for Winnipeg residents?  

Teacher Jody Perrun specializes in WW II, post-Confederation Canada, and the Holocaust.

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October 3, 7:00 pm
Walking with the Creator Along the Narrow Road

Sue Carlisle tells of life on a reservation and the struggles her parents had with her disabled brother. Join her on a journey of discovering the creation of an awesome Creator. 

Sue spent her youth on the Wind River Reservation. She is a columnist for Indian Life

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October 4, 7:00 pm
Northern Lake Adventures: The Encounter

The fairies were about to celebrate their Summer Solstice when they heard “Boom, crash, skreech.” This fiction fantasy book is for middle-years school youths.

Mary Mikawoz is a teacher with a passion for writing, photography, art, and digital design.

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October 5, 2:00 pm
The Collar: Reading Christian Ministry in Fiction, Television, and Film

A study of the ways Christian ministers have been represented on page and screen. 

Sue Sorensen is the author of a novel, A Large Harmonium, winner of the 2012 Award for Best First Book at the Manitoba Book Awards. She is also a published poet and the editor of West of Eden: Essays on Canadian Prairie Literature.

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October 6, 7:00 pm 
Adult Onset

A powerful drama about motherhood, the dark undercurrents that break and hold families together, and the power and pressures of love.  

Ann-Marie MacDonald is a bestselling, award-winning novelist, playwright, actor and broadcaster. Her works include Good Night Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet), Fall On Your Knees and The Way the Crow Flies.

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October 6 to January 11
Good Design: A Discovery of Mid-Century Art by Robert Bruce & Marielousie Kreyes
Prairie Ink Restaurant & Bakery, 1120 Grant Ave

A rich, racy and righteous look at the era now made famous by Mad Men. The exhibit highlights important and some never-before-seen works of Winnipeg art created in the 1950s and 60s. These relevant works still have the power to surprise and delight us today. 

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