October 27, 2015

McNally Robinson: November Events: Scotiabank Giller Light Bash, Eat, Drink, and Be Literary, Music and Book Launches!

McNally Robinson: November Events 
Phone 204-475-0483  (Toll-Free 1-800561-1833)

Joy Diamond Trio
Friday November 6, 8:00 pm
Acoustic Pop/Roots/Jazz/R&B

Andrew Littleford Trio
Saturday November 7, 8:30 pm

Leo Gosselin
Friday November 13, 8:00 pm
An eclectic mix of “Chapman Stick” solos

Bob Watts Trio
Saturday November 14, 8:00 pm

Lindsey White Duo
Friday November 20, 8:00 pm
Groovy Folk Rock

Saturday November 21, 8:00 pm

Micaylee Rodyniuk & Luc Guenette
Friday November 27, 8:00 pm

Doug Edmond
Saturday November 28, 8:00 pm

November 1, 2:00 pm
Bonnie Reilly Schmidt    Silenced: The Untold Story of the Fight for Equality in the RCMP
November 2, 7:00 pm 
An Evening with Colleen Jones    Throwing Rocks at Houses: My Life in and out of Curling
Six time Tournament of Hearts championship winner Colleen Jones discusses her start in curling and her remarkable career--from the pure joy of the game for a large family in Halifax to outworking her competition through will and resilience. 
November 2, 7:30 pm
Roger Todd (writing as Paul Lubinski)    Out of the Jungle and Rudi Diesel’s Secret
November 3, 7:00 pm  
Off The Wall writers group: Alternapeg: A Winnipeg That Never Was
Edited by Jeremy Brooks, and contains works by Russell Corbett, Cas Courcelles, 
Fatima DeMelo, KC Lucas, KC Oliver, Susan Rocan, Chris Rutkowski and Evelyn Woodward.
November 3, 7:30 pm 
Laura Reeves    Guide to Useful Plants: From Acorns to Zoom Sticks
November 4, 7:30 pm 
Margaret Riddell    Last Known Whereabouts
November 5, 7:00 pm 
Leonard G. Flett 
From the Barren Lands: Fur Trade, First Nations, and a Life in Northern Canada
November 6, 7:00 pm  
Mike Grandmaison    Beautiful Alberta
A spectacular photographic portrait of Canada’s most prosperous province.
November 6, 7:30 pm  
Jamie Brownlee and Kevin Walby    Access to Information and Social Justice: Critical Research Strategies for Journalists, Scholars, and Activists
November 7, 2:00 pm
An Afternoon with Reggie Leach    
The Riverton Rifle: My Story - Straight Shooting on Hockey and Life
November 7, 7:00 pm 
An Evening with Eileen Myles, one of America’s most celebrated poets, novelists, and essayists in support of the reissue of her classic Chelsea Girls: A Novel and I Must Be Living Twice: New and Selected Poems featuring special guest Roewan Crowe.
November 7, 7:30 pm
Cheryl Lynn Plett    The Erotic Éclair and Other Unseemly Stories
November 8, 2:00 pm  
Talia Pura & Wai Tien    Alexia Wants to Fly 
story by Talia Pura, award winning playwright, author, filmmaker, actor and aerial dancer on silks. 
illustrations by Wai Tien, graduate from the University of Manitoba School of Art with a major in Printmaking. 
November 9, 7:00 pm 
Elizabeth Murray    
Holding on to Mamie: My mother, dementia and me
November 9, 7:30 pm
Michael Czuboka    Manifest Destiny
November 10, 6:00 pm
Scotiabank Giller Light Bash for Literacy in Prairie Ink Restaurant
Tickets are $50 plus tax at Prairie Ink Restaurant in person or call 204-975-2659. 
In support of Frontier College, a Canada-wide, volunteer-based, literacy organization. 
Head chef Chris Kopp has developed a tasty and succulent dinner featuring Prairie Ink specialties while attendees watch the Scotiabank Giller Prize broadcast on a big screen. 
November 11, 4:00 pm 
An Afternoon with Sarah Richardson    At Home: Sarah Style
November 12, 7:00 pm 
Contemporary Verse 2 (CV2) magazine    Fall Issue Launch - a group of innovative poets in Out of Line: Volume 38.2 of CV2. Featured readers include: Jonathan Ball, RAY HSU, Jennifer Still, Chimwemwe Undi and Katherena Vermette 
November 12, 7:30 pm   
Maxine Noel    Me Artsy: An Exploration of Contemporary Native Arts, co-presented by The Wah-sa Gallery.
November 13, 7:30 pm
Di Brandt    questions i asked my mother
With poet and scholar Tanis MacDonald reflecting in a critical essay on the impact and relevance of Di Brandt’s groundbreaking collection.
November 15, 2:00 pm 
Lake Winnipeg Writers Group    launch of Voices: Volume 15, Number 2
November 15, 6:00 pm 
Manitoba Writers Guild in Prairie Ink Restaurant       Eat, Drink, and Be Literary

Tickets for this special evening featuring Zarqa Nawaz (Creator of Little Mosque on the Prairie and author of Laughing All the Way to the Mosque), comedian Lara Rae, and author Jordan Wheeler, are $60.00 (Gratuity and Taxes included) and available at Prairie Ink Restaurant & Bakery or by calling 204-975-2659.
November 16, 7:00 pm
The University of Manitoba Café Scientifique presents “Alzheimer’s Disease: Can you avoid it?,” Seating is limited. Please RSVP to 204.474.6689.
November 16, 7:30 pm 
Glen Suggettc    Delta: A Prairie Marsh and Its People
November 17, 7:30 pm 
Don LePanc    Rising Stories: A Novel
November 18, 7:00 pm 
Louise Duguayc    Pauline Boutal: An Artist’s Destiny, 1894-1992 
featuring guest Pat Bovey and translator S.E. Stewart
November 18, 7:30 pm
Gordon Laxerc    After the Sands: Energy and Ecological Security for Canadians
November 19, 7:30 pm 
Alan Tatec    Great City Parks: Second Edition
November 20, 7:00 pm 
Katherine Martensc    The Reimer Legacy
November 20, 7:30 pm 
Octavia MacIsaacc    Blightstone
November 21, 6:00 pm 
Sandi Sellenc    The Primgibbly House
November 21, 7:00 pm
Elaine Gugin Maddexc    More Than a Wise Woman
November 22, 2:00 pm
Rolande Kirouaccc    The Three Sisters - Self Care for Managing Life’s Ups and Downs
November 23, 7:30 pm
Daphne Shepherd    Path to Abundance: It’s Your Time
November 24, 7:00 pm
Joanne Kelly’s Book Club
The choice for November 2015 is Elizabeth Crook’s Monday Monday.
Get in touch with John at 204-453-0424, ex 227 if you have any questions.
November 25, 7:00 pm
Ray Harris    Convictions Matter: The Function of Salvation Army Doctrines
November 25, 7:30 pm
Brenda Oliver    The Freedom Challenge: Mastering Emotions, Restoring Honour to Leadership. Brenda Oliver, Business Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist in 2013, is the President of Oliver Leadership Inc. Visit her online at
November 26, 7:00 pm 
Gabriele Goldstone    Broken Stone
November 27, 7:00 pm
Prairie Garden Committee The 2016 Prairie Garden will amaze readers with how successful and diverse the current choices for fruit and berry plants are for gardeners on the northern prairies. Join Bob Bors who is a world-renowned fruit breeder now with the University of Saskatchewan’s Fruit Program.
November 28, 7:00 pm 
Rosanna Deerchild    Calling Down the Sky
November 28, 7:30 pm 
Tara Gereaux    Size of a Fist featuring special guest reader Kevin Marc Fournier
November 29, 2:00 pm
Bruce Tascona & Dale Watts    
United in Effort: Manitoba Combat Service Support History--1870 to 2015
November 30, 7:00 pm
Peter Hart & David Zinger    People Artists: Drawing Out the Best in Others at Work
November 30, 7:30 pm 
Kathryn McKenzie    Throw Your Scale Away! Reclaiming the True Meaning of Health and Fitness. Kathryn McKenzie is a health & fitness expert and keynote speaker at

Co-presented by the Winnipeg International Writers Festival 
November 4, 7:00 pm
An Evening with Nino Ricci    Sleep hosted by Neil Besner.
November 5, 7:30 pm
An Evening with Garry Thomas Morse    Prairie Harbour hosted by Kristian Enright.
November 23, 7:00 pm
An Evening with Bill Richardson
Launch of The First Little Bastard to Call Me Gramps: Poems of the Late Middle Ages

Bill Richardson, winner of the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour and former CBC Radio personality, delivers a “fresh and frisky” poetic take on transitioning into life as a retiree and living through the golden years. 

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