Winnipeg Free Press - PRINT EDITION

New book celebrates Winnipeg charity

  • Print

A locally based charity that has built seven community libraries in Ghana is profiled in a new book from Winnipeg's Great Plains Publishers.

The Library Tree, by Ottawa author Deborah Cowley, tells how Winnipegger Kathy Knowles went from reading to a group of children one afternoon while in Ghana to founding the Osu Children's Library Fund.

The fund, which Knowles runs from her River Heights home, also supports an English and Swahili publishing venture and 200 smaller literacy ventures in various African countries.

The launch is Thursday at McNally Robinson Booksellers at 7 p.m.

-- -- --

A boundary-pushing gay Jewish poet and literary critic will be delivering the University of Manitoba's annual Warhaft lecture next week at the Plug In gallery downtown.

American Wayne Koestenbaum, who teaches English at City University of New York, is best known for his books Humiliation and The Queen's Throat.

For his Plug In talk, Oct. 4 at 8 p.m., Koestenbaum "will present new work in a multi-modal format in between lecture, reading and performance," according to info on the U of M website.

The annual event honours the memory of English professor Sidney Warhaft, the late husband of Free Press restaurant critic Marion Warhaft.

-- -- --

A collection of profiles of African refugees to Manitoba has been selected as this year's featured book in the On the Same Page initiative, the city has announced.

The Lucky Ones by Anne Mahon was published earlier this year by Great Plains Publications of Winnipeg.

On the Same Page, now in its sixth year, is jointly sponsored by the Winnipeg Foundation and the Winnipeg Public Library.

The program encourages all Manitobans to read, and talk about, the same book at the same time. The program includes book giveaways, author appearances and special events taking place in early 2014.

-- -- --

University of Manitoba native studies professor Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair, editor of Manitowapow: Aboriginal Stories From the Land of Water, discusses "Traditions of Anishinaabeg Storytelling" Thursday in a presentation at the Millennium Library.

Sinclair will talk about traditional and contemporary storytelling and the various forms it comes in, from political tales to humorous anecdotes to stories that convey the and world view of the storyteller and audience.

-- -- --

Lovers of mystery and mayhem will converge next Saturday on the Millennium Library for a day of sessions on their favourite genre.

Doug Whiteway, a.k.a. C.C. Benison, will lead a two-hour session on writing and editing mysteries, starting at 10 a.m., and will preview his new Father Christmas mystery, Ten Lords A-Leaping.

Jack Bumsted, owner of the bookstore Whodunit?, will talk about some of his favourite lesser-known mysteries at 1:30 p.m., and at 2 p.m., local writers Alison Preston and Catherine Macdonald will discuss the art and business of writing mysteries.

booknewsbob@gmail.com

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition September 28, 2013 A1

Fact Check

Fact Check

Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories?
Please use the form below and let us know.

* Required
  • Please post the headline of the story or the title of the video with the error.

  • Please post exactly what was wrong with the story.

  • Please indicate your source for the correct information.

  • Yes

    No

  • This will only be used to contact you if we have a question about your submission, it will not be used to identify you or be published.

  • Cancel

Having problems with the form?

Contact Us Directly
  • Print

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective April 16, 2010.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

LATEST VIDEO

Jaws of life used to free two people after two-car collision

View more like this

Photo Store Gallery

  • PHIL.HOSSACK@FREEPRESS.MB.CA 100527-Winnipeg Free Press THe Provencher Foot Bridge is lit up
  • Young goslings are growing up quickly near Cresent Lake in Portage La Prairie, Manitoba- See Bryksa 30 Day goose project- Day 11- May 15, 2012   (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

View More Gallery Photos

Poll

Should Manitoba support the transport of nuclear waste through the province?

View Results

Ads by Google