January 27, 2015

February Events at McNally Robinson: Valentine’s Day Dinner, Book Club, Music Interviews, Providence University College Public Lecture Series 2015, Book Launchings and More!

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

February 14, 5:00 pm
Valentine’s Day Dinner in Prairie Ink Restaurant

Join us for a romantic five-course tasting featuring live musical accompaniment, a rose and a small bottle of champagne.
Tickets are $100 for a couple or $55 per single person. 
For menu details, reservations and seating times call 204-975-2659.

February 24, 7:00 pm in the Travel Alcove
Joanne Kelly’s Book Club

The choice is Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven, a story about the relationships that sustain us. Get in touch with John by calling 453-0424, ex 227.

February 10, 7:30 pm
Martha Brooks & Jeff Preslaff, Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra Pre-Concert Chat

As a bonus, you’ll also get a preview of Martha’s upcoming memoir, Letters to Brian: A Year of Living and Remembrance. Martha Brooks is an acclaimed novelist and jazz singer. Originally from New York, trombonist, pianist, composer and arranger Jeff Presslaff is a mainstay in the Winnipeg jazz scene.
February 24, 7:30 pm
Vincent Ho, presented as part of McNally Robinson’s Meet the Composer series

He has served as the WSO’s Composer-In-Residence from 2007-2013. He most recently had his percussion concerto The Shaman presented at Carnegie Hall by Dame Evelyn Glennie and the WSO. Mr. Ho was commissioned to write a new work for the WSO to celebrate the opening of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. He will talk about his new work, Postlude: Song of Hope, that will premiere on February 27 and 28.

Providence University College Public Lecture Series 2015
Admission is free – no registration is required - in the Travel Alcove

February 7, 7:00-8:30 pm  Michael Gilmour, Ph.D., Associate Professor of New Testament and English Literature: “Isaiah on iTunes: Popular Music’s Strange Fascination with the Bible.”
February 14, 7:00-8:30 pm Cathy Rust-Akinbolaji, M.A., Assistant Professor of TESOL: “How English Got so Complicated: A Historical Sketch.”
February 21, 7:00-8:30 pm Patrick Franklin, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Theology and Ethics: “Is Christian Faith Obsolete in a Scientific Age?”
February 28, 7:00-8:30 pm Elfrieda Lepp-Kaethler, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of TESOL: “Beauty as a Human Need: Visual Art as Learning Strategy, Therapy, and Worship.”

Launches and Events

February 1, 2:00
Sharla Kinsman & Sonia Nadeau
My Mother Always Tells Me
February 5, 7:00 pm
Richard Jochelson & Kirsten Kramar
The Disappearance of Criminal Law: Police Powers and the Supreme Court
February 8, 2:00 pm
Paul G. Doerksen
A. James Reimer’s Toward an Anabaptist Political Theology: Law, Order, and Civil Society presented by Paul G. Doerksen.
February 9, 7:00 pm
Robert Sopuck
 A Life Outdoors: Essays on Hunting, Gathering and Country Living in the 21st Century
February 11, 7:00 pm
Jon Waldman
He Shoots, He Saves: The Story of Hockey’s Collectible Treasures
February 12, 7:00 pm
Christine Steendam, the award-winning romance author of the Foremost Chronicles and the Ocean Series, is launching three new books: Owned by the Ocean (the prequel to the Ocean Series), Betrayed by the Ocean (the third in the Ocean Series), and Unforgiving Plains (the first in the Foremost Series).
February 13, 7:00 pm
Hazel Mariko Latimer
Dreams Really Can Come True! A story about kids helping other kids
The profits will be donated to the organizations that work to help the children of our city.
February 15, 2:00 pm
Melanie Matheson
Hokey Dowa Gerda and the Snowflake Girl
February 17, 7:00 pm
Gilles DeCruyenaere
I Dreamt of Trees
February 17, 7:30 pm                       
Alison R. Montgomery
Confessions of a Dance Mom
February 19, 7:00 pm
Café Politique - Immigration in Canada: Current Policies and Future Developments.
The events are free to the general public and refreshments are provided. 
February 22, 2:00 pm
Don Ayre
Toward a More Loving and Caring World
February 25, 7:00 pm
Brian Froese
California Mennonites
February 26, 7:00 pm
The Shadow Over Portage and Main

An upcoming anthology of horror and weird fiction inspired by Winnipeg and its endless winters. Contributing authors include: Keith Cadieux, Dustin Geeraert, Jeremy Strong, Géza Reilly, John Stinzi, Joanna Graham, Christina Koblun and others.
February 26, 7:30 pm
Umut Özsu
Formalizing Displacement: International Law and Population Transfers
February 27, 7:00 pm
Justin Currie
Cassie and Tonk
February 28, 7:00 pm
Jordan Power
Extra-Ordinary: Stories of Manitobans with Down Syndrome
The author is donating all proceeds to the Manitoba Down Syndrome Society.

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