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Poet Garry Thomas Morse takes part in a number of events during this year’s THIN AIR writers festival in Winnipeg, which is on now! Already he has taken part in the Afternoon Book Chat and the mainstage Poetry Bash. Morse will be reading from his new book, Prairie Harbour, and copies will be available for purchase and signing.
Today, September 24, he gives a reading at 1 PM in the Cross Common Room of St John’s College, University of Manitoba Fort Garry Campus to which all are welcome. Tomorrow, September 25, he gives another reading as part of A Putting Down of Roots: CV2 40th Anniversary. Help celebrate 40 years of poetry in Winnipeg! CV2 – formally Contemporary Verse 2: The Canadian Journal of Poetry and Critical Writing – continues to embody the vision of its founder, the intrepid poet Dorothy Livesay: to present wide-ranging poetry and thoughtful essays about it. To help celebrate this milestone, CV2 teams up with UW’s Gallery 1C03 for “A Putting Down of Roots” – 1 PM at Gallery 1C03 at the University of Winnipeg.
Prairie Harbour is now available from Talonbooks, having arrived from the press earlier this week!
Our little end-of-year present to you is a miniature from M.A.C. Farrant’s delightful collection of very short stories, The World Afloat. Happy Holidays from Talonbooks!
Our Spiritual Lives
We’ve seen stains on tea towels that look like Jesus Christ’s face so we know he exists. And we know that dried seaweed can save the Douglas fir from extinction so we hang dried seaweed from the tree’s branches.Tuesday December 5, 2017 in Meta-Talon
A finalist for the 2006 Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama, In a World Created by a Drunken God has been in steady demand since it was first published 11 years ago. From 2006 until the end of 2017, In a World Created by a Drunken God was in print with its original cover, which showed moving boxes and a flip phone. Now, Talonbooks has reprinted In a World Created by a Drunken God for the fourth time, and it wears a dynamic, new cover …Tuesday September 26, 2017 in Meta-Talon
From Oral to Written is a study of Native literature published in Canada between 1980 and 2010, a catalogue of amazing books that sparked the embers of a dormant voice. Leading Aboriginal author Tomson Highway surveys the first wave of Native writers published in Canada, highlighting the most gifted authors and the best stories they have told, offering non-Native readers access to reconciliation and understanding, and at the same time engendering among Native readers pride in a stellar body of work. On Meta-Talon, read a selection from Highway’s prologue.Thursday August 10, 2017 in Meta-Talon
August 12 is Buy a Quebec Book Day – and have we got books for you! Browse our list of 12 august and recently published Quebec books – any of which we would, of course, recommend. Read the list, and then get out to your local bookstore this Saturday and show la belle province some literary love!
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