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PASSAGES

“William Howard Gass (July 30, 1924 – December 6, 2017), was an American novelist, short-story writer, essayist, critic, and philosophy professor. He penned three novels, three collections of short stories, a collection of novellas, and seven volumes of essays, three of which have won National Book Critics Circle Award prizes and one of which, A […]

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Redrooffs Readers (and Friends) Book-club Reading List (2017-2018)

Edward Dolnick The Forger’s Spell Sept Joan Thomas The Opening Sky Oct Margaret Lee Shetterly Hidden Figures Nov Margaret Atwood Hag-Seed Dec (Cover detail below) (along with Shakespeare’s The Tempest) Paula McLean Circling The Sun bumped by Bill Browder’s Red Notice January Jan Carolyn Abraham The Juggler’s Children Feb Ann Patchett Commonwealth Mar Diana Athill […]

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Mennonite Anthologies Launch

The Mennonite Literary Society launches 9 Mennonite Stories, a twin to Rhubarb issue 41, Thursday October 19th at X-cues, 551 Sargent Avenue, doors open at 7:00 pm. There is no cover charge. It’s a new venue for Rhubarbarians, with lots of room, and the usual popular Thursday night X-cues live band jam follows at 9 […]

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Sharing Stories along the 49th Parallel

Writers are beginning to emerge here, on the 49th parallel, approaching me as a Writer-in-Residence at the International Peace Garden situated between Boissevain, Manitoba and Dunseith, North Dakota, sharing their stories. I have begun reading their work and will provide the desired feedback over the next two weeks. For others wanting to get in on […]

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Manitoba Interlake Grain of Sand Poetry Contest

Deadline April 26 2 pm, at the Interlake Gimli Klean-All Laundromat April is poetry month in North America. The League of Canadian Poets has chosen “Time” as Canada’s theme celebrating our 150th year since confederation. Considering the Interlake beaches (they’re under the snow and ice somewhere), A Grain of Sand has been adopted for the […]

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19 MARCH 2017 ONE NIGHT ONLY!

7:30 Sunday TONIGHT !!!!!!!! SHIP & PLOUGH 40 Centre Street, Gimli, MB FREE FALL OPEN OPEN MIC THIS IS OUR ANNUAL OPEN NO THEME THEME NIGHT COME TO LISTEN, TO READ, TO SPEAK, TO CHANT, TO TELL A STORY, TO SING KEEP IT OPEN!   THERE WILL BE CONTESTS AND PRIZES INCLUDING TWO VOUCHERS PROVIDED […]

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  Having finished with The Sad Phoenician we’ll be moving on, possibly to some Mennonite poets. Blue in Green by Miles Davis  to have green become blue. Or vice versa.

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Interlake Grain of Sand Poetry Contest

Klean-All Poet Announces Interlake 2017 Grain of Sand Poetry Month Contest Deadline April 26 2 pm April is poetry month in North America. The League of Canadian Poets has chosen “Time” as Canada’s  theme celebrating our 150th year since confederation. Considering  the Interlake beaches (they’re under the snow and ice somewhere), A Grain of Sand […]

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