Giller winner Mayr hosts virtual workshop – Winnipeg Free Press

Manitoba writers can learn from this year’s Giller Prize winner for fiction when the Calgary novelist Suzette Mayer leads a virtual workshop on character creation.

Mayr, a creative writing professor at the University of Calgary who won the $100,000 prize for her sixth novel, The Sleeping Car Carrierwill host the session on Sunday, December 4 at 2 p.m. It’s billed as a paid workshop, but with a suggested payout of $30.

To register, go to wfp.to/mayrworkshop.

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Winnipeg popular historian and historical novelist Allan Levin dives into medical history in his new book Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences in Manitoba: A History (Heartland Associates).

Levine launches the new book, which covers 150 years of progress in women’s health, Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Grant Park location of McNally Robinson Booksellers. Although best known for his books on Jewish history, historical crime, and political history, Levine has previously written stories about anesthesia and radiology in Manitoba.

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After playing more than 2,400 NHL games per game, the Winnipeg broadcaster Curt Keilback tells stories of his days with the original Winnipeg Jets and Phoenix Coyotes in his first book, Two Minutes to Talk to Me: Jets, Coyotes, Tales, Opinions.

The Brandon-born announcer will launch the book and discuss it with his son Luke, a sports psychology consultant, at McNally Robinson’s Grant Park on Thursday at 7 p.m.

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Manitoba fans of Miriam Toews can get a new look at his work on Friday with the launch of Lived Lives, Imagined Lives: Landscapes of Resilience in the Works of Miriam Toews (University of Manitoba Press), by sabrina Reedprofessor of English at Mount Royal University in Calgary.

Described as the first book of its kind to cover all of Toews’ oeuvre, Reed’s work examines how the author “exposes and resists oppressive systems” and uses self-fiction as a “restorative gesture in the face of a trauma “.

Reed will be joined by an English teacher from U de M Alison Calder at 7 p.m. at McNally Robinson’s Grant Park.

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Author Julia Schettler and illustrator Sarah Neville are back together after winning a Manitoba Book Award for their previous collaboration Fur is only deep fura children’s book on international adoption and multiracial families.

In their new book, they tell the story of foster families in As long as the zebras are striped (peasant press). They launch the book on Saturday, November 26 at 7 p.m. at McNally Robinson’s Grant Park location.

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Helen OlsenAgger won another award for his book Dadibaajim: Returning Home Through Storytelling (U of M Press), to accompany the first prize for non-fiction, which it won this spring at the Manitoba Book Awards.

The book, which examines the worldview of the Anishinaabe people of Trout Lake, Ontario, won the Aboriginal History Award from the Ontario Historical Society. Agger holds a Ph.D. from the Native Studies program at the U of M.

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Winnipeg-based writer and illustrator Rae St. Clair Bridgman won two awards at the Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards, one for preteen fiction and the other for children’s picture books.

Amber Ambrosiathe second book in its MiddleGate series set in a secret, magical town in Winnipeg’s Exchange District, won gold in the fiction e-book category. Goodnight, goodnight, Victoria Beacha dreamlike story of a hare visiting a child at bedtime in the Lake Winnipeg community, won bronze in the picture book category for children aged four to eight.

The US-based awards have a number of categories for various genres, ages, and formats of independently published books for young readers.

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Two local poets were on the long list for this year’s CBC Poetry Prize, meaning their work was selected from more than 2,200 entries.

Shelley Ringland de Headingley writes about loss and letting go The Long Goodbye — a triptychwhile Kelly Ryan of Winnipeg recalls the death of a friend in white grief.

The winner, who will receive $6,000 and a residency at the Banff Centre, will be announced Thursday.

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