Posts tagged Millennium Library

Translating Fact to Fiction with author Ken Tefs

Translating Fact to Fiction in Bandit:
A Portrait of Ken Leishman

by author Ken Tefs

Tuesday May 10, 2011

12:00 p.m.

Millennium Library


Author Wayne Tefs will talk about translating fact to fiction, and introduce his newest novel, Bandit: A Portrait of Ken Leishman. The official book launch will take place on Wednesday, May 12 at 8:00 pm at McNally Robinson Booksellers, Grant Park.


In 1966, Ken Leishman stepped onto the Winnipeg Airport tarmac and into the pages of Canadian history as the …

Annual General Meeting

Annual General Meeting

The Writers’ Collective

Sunday May 15, 2011

Winnipeg Millennium Library

Book Fair in Foyer – 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

AGM in the Buchwald Room – 3:30 p.m.


If you’d like to have your books on display for sale, please let us know as soon as possible so we can be sure to have enough tables set up.


And if you plan to attend the AGM, please RSVP so we know how many people to expect.


I’ll be making …

Winnipeg Public Library invites applicants for the 2011-2012 Writer In Residence

Winnipeg Public Library is seeking applications for the 2011 – 2012 edition of its Writer-in-Residence program. As a result of the generous support of the Public Library Services Branch of Manitoba Culture, Heritage, Tourism and Sport, the Writer-in-Residence program will be offered province-wide for the fourth year in a row.

From an office at Winnipeg’s Millennium Library, the Writer-in-Residence will work with emerging Manitoba writers by email and phone as well as through individual consultations, group workshops and programs within Winnipeg.

The residency will begin …

Have you read a human book today?

Looking for something unique to do this weekend?  Why not go to the Human Library?


Human Library


Reserve your book by calling 986-6779.…



Presented by The Manitoba Writers’ Guild and The Winnipeg Public Library,

February 25th, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Millennium Library

This cross-country initiative founded by the Book and Periodical Council encourages Canadians to reflect upon and reaffirm their intellectual freedom.  Participants can exercise their rights by doing a 10-minute reading from a selection of banned or challenged books.  A variety of banned/challenged books will be provided to choose from, or participants are welcome to bring their own banned selection.

Ten …

FINDING YOUR VOICE newcomer writing group


A free writing group for newcomers to Canada. An 8-week creative writing program for New Canadians that builds intercultural communications and writing skills. The group will discuss access to writing and publishing resources, provide an opportunity for networking, and help you build your writing, editing and storytelling skills. Sessions will be moderated by Janine LeGal (Writers Collective Member), writer and human rights activist and co-moderator Alan Balingit, journalist and new Canadian.

Basic English writing skills are necessary. This is not an English …

We got answers! AGM Wrap-Up

Last Sunday we convened the Writers’ Collective’s 10th anniversary AGM. 10 years! That’s a huge milestone for any organization, and especially for a relatively small not-for-profit.

Two of the Collective’s founders, Janine LeGal and Lori Broadfoot, joined two current Board members, Ahniko and Mela Fox-Allen, to discuss two very important questions:

  1. Who is this Writers’ Collective?
  2. And what can it do for me?

The discussion was lively and informative, and at the end we also got our audience involved! Here are some of the interesting …

Don’t Miss Sally Ito This Saturday!

Sally Ito is the first speaker in the Collective’s 100 Minutes with an Author series and I’m so disappointed that I can’t go. (I made a promise to my mother that can’t be rescheduled. Really.)

I first encountered Ito’s poetry when she was a featured reader for Speaking Crow. This was some time ago, when the Crow first came to roost at Aqua Books. I was captivated by the religious imagery, references and reflections woven through her poetry.

and like the soundless urge

100 Minutes with Author Karen Dudley

Karen Dudley is a scribbler of words, a procrastinator of work, a maker of soaps, and (so her editor informs her) a composer of sentences with often misplaced commas. She is also a mum, which is more work than all the above put together (great perks though!). She has written four mysteries featuring environmental consultant Robyn Devara, as well as a short stack of wildlife biology books for kids. She is currently working on her fifth novel, which has absolutely nothing to do with any …

100 Minutes with Author Beatrice Mosionier

Beatrice Mosionier is the author of two novels, a recent memoir, three childrens’ books, a play and a short film script. She is best known for her first novel, In Search of April Raintree, and its subsequent editions. She has previously worked as publisher of Pemmican Publications. She is now working on a revision of her second novel, In the Shadow of Evil. Beatrice has volunteered for numerous community activities.

Come down and find out more about this fascinating writer at this free …