Speaking Volumes is Coming Up!
Prairie Fire: Speaking Volumes, May 12
Prairie Fire invites you to a fundraising benefit
Saturday, May 12, 2012
“SPEAKING VOLUMES” – CELEBRATES 33 YEARS OF PUBLISHING with award-winning writers Dora Dueck and J.R. Léveillé. This benefit directly supports Prairie Fire’s ongoing, in-depth practicum in publishing program.
Join us on Saturday, May 12, 2012 at Fort Gibraltar, 866 rue St. Joseph in old St. Boniface and hear readings by these award-winning writers.
Dora Dueck received the McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award in 2011 for her novel This Hidden Thing. J.R. Léveillé won the “On the Same Page” book contest for his novel The Setting Lake Sun/Le soleil du lac qui se couche and was awarded the Manitoba Arts Council’s 2012 Manitoba Artist Award of Distinction.
“SPEAKING VOLUMES” is held annually to raise funds for Prairie Fire’s work practicum program, through which every year we welcome students into our office for hands-on internships that run anywhere from two weeks to seven months. By supporting “SPEAKING VOLUMES” you are helping us create the foundation for tomorrow’s publishing professionals.
The evening starts with cocktails and voyageur-style hatchet throwing at 6 pm followed by a fabulous dinner and culminates with readings by our special guests. This event also features an amazing collection of Rainbow and Silent Auction prizes, including the work of renowned artists Aganetha Dyck and Cliff Eyland. You’ll also meet this year’s wonderfully talented practicum student, Bronwyn Jerrett Enns.
“SPEAKING VOLUMES” will be held at Fort Gibraltar, 866 rue St. Joseph in old St. Boniface. Tickets are $65 (a tax receipt will be issued for a portion of the ticket price). Cocktails start at 6 pm, diner at 7 pm and readings at 8 pm.
Tickets are available through McNally Robinson Booksellers, from Prairie Fire’s board members, and from Prairie Fire Press at 423-100 Arthur Street.
For tickets and information call (204) 943-9066, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.