WINNIPEG − Looking for things to do this week? Check out the list of events at McNally Robinson Booksellers, at 1120 Grant Avenue.
Monday, April 25, 2011
Manitoba Historical Society: Margaret McWilliams Shortlist Readings (7 p.m. in the Atrium) – Authors Jim Blanchard, Grace Evans, David Arnason, Tim Higgins, Paul Thomas and Barry Ferguson.
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
–Book Club hosted by Joanne Kelly (7 p.m. in the Travel Alcove) – Lauren Grodstein’s “A Friend of the Family.” Email Joanne at joanne.kelly (at) sjrb.ca or John at events (at) grant.mcnallyrobinson.ca or call 453-0424, ex 227 if you have any questions.
–Trio Bembe (7 p.m. in the Atrium) – Concert, stories and CD signing.
–Colleen Nelson (8 p.m. in Prairie Ink Restaurant) – Launch of “Tori by Design.” Tori Edwards moves from Winnipeg to New York City with her family. Life is fuller and more chaotic than she imagined…
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
−Mysterious Manuscripts Wind Up Party (7 p.m. in the Atrium)
–Carla Hrycyna Gardening Presentation (7:30 p.m.) in the Travel Alcove – New Plants for 2011- the newest annuals and perennials to look for in garden centres this spring.
–David Kattenburg (8 p.m. in Prairie Ink Restaurant) – Launch of “Foxy Lady: Truth, Memory and the Death of Western Yachtsmen in Democratic Kampuchea.” Investigative account of the murder of nine yachtsmen by Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge in 1978.
Thursday, April 28, 2011
–Anne Perdue (7 p.m. in the Atrium) – Launch of “I’m a Registered Nurse Not a Whore and Other Stories.” Our desire to be good is easily perverted or undermined by a desperate need for love and recognition.
–Steven Ross-Smith (8 p.m. in Prairie Ink Restaurant) – Launch of “Fluttertongue 5.” Ross-Smith will be joined by Winnipeg poet Dennis Cooley.
Friday, April 29, 2011
Starlight Jazz (8 p.m. in Prairie Ink Restaurant) – Mainstream Jazz
Saturday, April 30, 2011
−Mother Daughter Storytime Tea (9:30 a.m. in Prairie Ink Restaurant) – Music, stories, crafts and tiers of teatime treats. Daughters can write a poem for their moms and bring it along to read. Tickets to this event are now sold out.
–Lou Morissette (2 p.m. by the Cash Desk) – Signing “Rolicking City Police: Fear of Surrender.” Staff Sergeant Earl Jeans has just met his worst fear. He is tossed right in the middle of a political inquiry from last year’s RCP shooting. Half of the proceeds of the book sales will go directly to A Port in the Storm.
−Blazz Duo (8 p.m. in Prairie Ink Restaurant) – Jazz
Sunday, May 1, 2011
–Mahtab Narsimhan (12 p.m. by the Cash Desk) – Signing “The Deadly Conch.” Tara finds herself in a race against time to prove her innocence and avoid being banished to the World of the Dead.
–Miriam Toews (2:30 p.m. on the Stairs) – Launch of “Irma Voth.” The stifling, reclusive Mennonite life of 19 year-old Irma Voth is irrevocably changed when a film crew moves in to make a movie about the community…
For more information on the events, call McNally Robinson Booksellers at 204-475-0483 or toll free at 1-800-561-1833.
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