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October 24, 2014

Spooky Winnipeg Tours l McNally’s: Rudy Wiebe l John Ralston Saul l Jake MacDonald l Zarqa Nawaz l Mike McIntyre l Mark Reid l Jon Klassen l McNally’s Prairie Ink Restaurant: Scotiabank Giller Light Bash, Artbeat Annual 9, Manitoba Writers’ Guild fundraiser

Ghost Carriage Rides, Talking to the Dead Ghost Walks and Supernatural Sites are just a few of the spooky offerings. 
Guide Kristen Verin-Treusch is the city’s expert in “dark tourism.” 
Year-round historical walking tours (non-scary) also available. 
Visit Muddy Water Tours or email  
Most walking tours cost $12 per adult.

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This tour has transformed the Manitoba Legislative Building into a real-life “Da Vinci Code.” Spend 90 minutes with Frank Albo, the historian who unlocked one of Manitoba’s greatest secrets about freemasonry and the occult. 
Tours run year-round and must be booked in advance. 
Visit The Hermetic Code Tour or call 1-204-989-9630. 
The cost is $39.30 per person for the tour, or $59.25 per person for the tour and copy of the Hermetic Code book (includes all taxes and fees).

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McNally Robinson Booksellers Grant Park,  1120 Grant Ave.
Phone 204-475-0483    (Toll Free 1-800-561-1833)

November 3, 7:00 pm
Rudy Wiebe, with Ben MacPhee-Sigurdson, signing Come Back: A Novel

Hal Wiens is mourning the sudden death of his loving wife. As he becomes absorbed in his son’s life, Hal’s grief and guilt is portrayed with a stunning immediacy.

Rudy Wiebe is an Officer of the Order of Canada, and has won the Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction twice. His memoir, Of This Earth, won the Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction.

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November 4, 7:30 pm at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Boulevard
An evening with John Ralston Saul
Tickets are $15 at McNally Robinson or by calling 204-475-0483.

Join John Ralston Saul and guests Leah Gazan and Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair as they discuss the necessity of rebuilding relationships central to the creation of Canada.

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November 7, 7:00 pm
Casting Quiet Waters: Reflections on Life and Fishing

A dozen of North America’s top writers embark on individual fishing trips and see if the silence will help them reflect on their own lives and calamities.

Jake MacDonald, author of In Bear Country, is also an award-winning journalist whose work has appeared in Canadian Geographic, Maclean’s, and the Winnipeg Free Press.

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November 10, 7:00 pm
Laughing All the Way to the Mosque

Zarqa Nawaz is just as likely to be agonizing over which sparkly earrings will “pimp out” her hijab as to be flirting with the Walmart meat manager in a futile attempt to secure halal chicken the day before Eid.

Zarqa Nawaz created Little Mosque on the Prairie, which premiered on the CBC in 2007. She recently wrote the Group Therapy column for The Globe and Mail. Nawaz also is a frequent contributor to CBC’s DNTO.

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November 12, 7:00 pm
Mike on Crime: True Tales of Law & Disorder

Mike McIntyre reflects on 20 years of Canadian crime coverage.
He is the justice reporter for the Winnipeg Free Press, host of the nationally syndicated Crime & Punishment weekly radio show and author of six true crime books.

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November 14, 7:00 pm
Canada’s Great War Album: Our Memories of the First World War

Canada’s History Society asked Canadians to tell their stories.  The stories and photos form a moving account of the war. Album also includes contributions from Peter Mansbridge, Charlotte Gray, J.L. Granatstein, Christopher Moore, Jonathan Vance, and Tim Cook.

An award-winning journalist, Mark Reid is an editor, reporter and photographer.

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November 15, 2:00 pm
Sam & Dave Dig a Hole

Sam and Dave are on a mission to find something spectacular. So they dig a hole. And they find...nothing.

Jon Klassen is the author-illustrator of I Want My Hat Back, a Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor book, and This Is Not My Hat, winner of the Caldecott Medal. He is also the illustrator of House Held Up by Trees, and Extra Yarn, which won a Caldecott Honor.

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Prairie Ink Restaurant & Bakery Events:

November 10, 2014, 6:00 to 9:00 pm
Scotiabank Giller Light Bash for Literacy in Winnipeg
Tickets are $40 at Prairie Ink Restaurant or by calling 204-975-2659.

Watch the Scotiabank Giller Prize broadcast on a big screen. The advocates are Don Anderson, Patricia Bovey, Karen Busby, Ben MacPhee-Sigurdson, Al Rae, and Joan Thomas.
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November 11, 8:00 pm
Artbeat Studio Inc.: State of Mind: Artbeat Annual 9

Profiles 18 artists from the studio’s 17th and 18th exhibitions, featuring a beautiful collection of artworks.
Nigel Bart and guests will speak. The Bart House Band will perform upbeat fiddle tunes. Artbeat Studio Inc. is a program that provides social supports, working art studio/gallery space and mentorship for individuals living with mental illness.
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November 13, 8:00 pm
Kim Dorland

Dorland has captured the public’s imagination with his visceral creations. 
Robert Enright is the senior contributing editor and film critic for Border Crossings. In 2005 he was made a member of the Order of Canada. 
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November 16, 6:00 pm
Eat, Drink and be Literary - Manitoba Writers’ Guild fundraiser

Readings by Yann Martel, Alice Kuipers, Joan Thomas, John Toone, and Aimée Craft.
Host Terry MacLeod of CBC Radio’s Weekend Morning Show,
with music by the Manitoba Classical Guitar Duo: Skender Sefa and Michael Daher.
Tickets are $50 and available through Prairie Ink Restaurant or by calling 204-975-2659.
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November 17, 8:00 pm
Deadfall: A Ryan Moar Mystery

Combining insights into the sinister side of international intrigue with a central mystery, Deadfall begins when an ancient statue of Buddha is blown up in Afghanistan.

Michael D. Hartley is the author of Mosquitoes, The Challenge of the Skies, and Lion’s Gate.
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November 18, 8:00 pm
Spiritually Aligned Leadership: Becoming SELF Centered

Author and SELF-Leader Yvonne Thompson, founder of Change Innovators Inc., spreads the message of personal and professional alignment, healing, love and abundance.
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November 19, 8:00 pm
Manitoba Historical Society’s Launch of
Manitoba History: The Journal of the Manitoba Historical Society

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