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A group of Winnipeg writers share their thought experiments about our city in a new anthology of short stories called Alternapeg: AWinnipeg That Never Was.
Stories imagine an alternative Winnipeg in which Louis Riel created a successful provincial government, a city devastated by plague, and a flooded city never protected by Duff’s Ditch. It includes a story written by the group in 140-character tweets.
Authors Russell Corbett, Cas Courcelles, Fatima DeMelo, K.C. Lucas, K.C. Oliver, Susan Rocan, Chris Rutkowski and Evelyn Woodward launch the book Tuesday at 7 p.m. at McNally Robinson Booksellers.
Saskatchewan cartoonist/writer Rolli has teamed up with the magazine The Walrus to create a short story and cartoon each week for a year.
The one-named author, whose most recent book was I Am Currently Working on a Novel, is known for surreal or blackly comic stories such as The Dream Machine, the first of his Walrus stories, which is currently on the magazine’s website.
Winnipeg writer, founder of Queenston House Publishing and retired English teacher John Parr quietly returns to the bookstores this fall with a new novel inspired by an old character.
In The Case of the Vanishing Prairie Dr. Watson of Sherlock Holmes fame leaves the famous detective behind to retire in the Old West. After he loses his retirement nest egg in a bank robbery, he’s forced to become a veterinarian with the local leading rustler — who happens to have a gorgeous niece.
Canadian writer Nino Ricci returns to bookstores after a lengthy absence, during which he battled a sleep disorder, with a novel about an insomniac.
The author of five previous novels including The Origin of Species (2008) and the Governor General’s Award winning debut The Lives of the Saints (1990) will read from his new book
Sleep Wednesday at 7 p.m. at McNally Robinson, and discuss the book with local author and English professor (and Free Press book reviewer) Neil Besner.
A relative newcomer to Winnipeg’s literary scene reads from his latest ambitious work of poetry, parody, history and myth Thursday at McNally Robinson.
Garry Thomas Morse, who moved to the city earlier this year, follows up his Governor General’s Award-shortlisted book Discovery Passages with Prairie Harbour, a long poem in 24 parts. The new book incorporates the history of West Coast First Nations, thoughts on an influential 19th-century American geographer, reflections on anti-Semitism, the music of Gustav Mahler and a series of poems riffing on Heritage Minutes that examine "the aggressively capitalist aspects of colonization that drove the fur trade in Manitoba."
Morse reads and chats with Winnipeg poet Kristian Enright at 7:30 p.m.
The Manitoba Writers’ Guild goes all Hollywood North in its annual fundraising dinner to support the Sheldon Oberman Mentorship Program.
This year’s Eat, Drink and Be Literary Dinner features writers linked to Prairie-shot TV shows:Little Mosque on the Prairie creator Zarqa Nawaz, writer Lara Rae (who heads the Winnipeg Comedy Festival) and Jordan Wheeler, who has written for shows such as North of 60 and Arctic Air.
The event runs Nov. 15 at 6 p.m. at the Prairie Ink restaurant at McNally Robinson. Tickets are available at the bookstore.