Information about Anita’s most recent novel,

Forgetting How to Breathe

Can be found here.

MANITOBA BOOK NEWS

Traditional publishers (when known) are indicated in bold.

If you are a Manitoba author or publisher and would like your book news included on this list, contact Anita here with a succinct note following the format below. 

February, 2019

Feb 1, 2019: A beautiful review of Forgetting How to Breathe published in the New Iceland newspaper, Lögberg-Heimskringla. This review brought me to tears, as the reviewer so “got” what I was trying to say.

Feb 2, 7 pm: BOOK LAUNCH, McNally Robinson Booksellers Grant Park, Winnipeg. Sabrina Falk launches her debut novel, Not Far from the Peach Tree (Peasantry Press). After the sudden death of her estranged maternal grandmother, 22-year-old Abigail Hartley travels with her pre-teen sister to Georgia, hoping to find answers to long kept family secrets.

Feb 3, 2 pm: BOOK LAUNCH, McNally Robinson Booksellers Grant Park, Winnipeg. Poet Gemma Dalayoan launches her debut poetry collection, gemma: The Bud (self-published) “…paints a picture of the affective moments along this lifelong journey from bud to flower, from Filipino migrant to Filipino Canadian, and from local historian to poet.” – Alison Marshall, Author of Bayanihan and Belonging: Filipinos and Religion in Canada.

Feb 4: Winnipeg poet and novelist Gary Morse begins his 4-week stint as Carol Shields Writer in Residence at the University of Winnipeg.

Feb 5, 7:30 pm: BOOK LAUNCH, McNally Robinson Booksellers Grant Park, Winnipeg. Don Schaeffer launches three new poetry collections, The Evolution of Bodylessness, Prayer, and Until I Got to New York (Enthalpy Press).

Feb 7, 7:30 pm: BOOK LAUNCH, McNally Robinson Booksellers Grant Park, Winnipeg. Ashe E. Grace launches Riders of Haven: Escape (McNally Robinson POD). Yales Aerrow longs for a life outside of servitude, until an encounter with a strange wanderer pushes him to overcome fear and seek his dreams.

Feb 8, 7 pm: BOOK LAUNCH, McNally Robinson Booksellers Grant Park, Winnipeg. Kellie Kamryn, author (and friend) launches four erotica novels (which I will never read, but I love her for this):  Rebound: Love and Balance;  The Perfect Score: Love and BalanceTumbling Hearts: Love and Balance, and; Brokenhead Hearts: Menagerie à Trois (eXtasy Books Inc).

Feb 9, 7 pm: BOOK LAUNCH, McNally Robinson Booksellers Grant Park, Winnipeg. Zoë Mills launches her debut novel, Open Caskets (self published). Main character Joey is dead. But Open Caskets isn’t about him. It’s about his brother.

Feb 10, 2 pm: BOOK LAUNCH, McNally Robinson Booksellers Grant Park, Winnipeg. Jeremy Morantz launches his memoir, What Does He Dream About?: Stories and Observations from the Life and Death of My Brother with Autism (self published).

Feb 15, 7 pm: BOOK LAUNCH, McNally Robinson Booksellers Grant Park, Winnipeg. Author/musician Travis Haugen (took a bit of sleuthing to learn this guys is from MB! Now, anyway) launches SOUP: The Future is Past and Present (FriesenPress), an “interactive musical thriller.” A novel about a musician and his daughter that explores “the unbreakable bonds of family” through music and story.

Feb 17, 2 pm: BOOK LAUNCH, McNally Robinson Booksellers Grant Park, Winnipeg. Dancer Angele Lavergne launches her picture book Ballerina Emma & Baseball Bella (FriesenPress), illustrated by Breanna Warms. About sisters that have nothing in common… or so they think!

Feb 19, 7 pm: BOOK LAUNCH, McNally Robinson Booksellers Grant Park, Winnipeg. Author and Strong Badger cafe owner Brock Peters launches his (middle grade? YA? Unknown) novel,  The Strong Badger (self published, 269 pages). “When his best friend goes missing, a troubled young badger is forced to redeem himself on the streets of East Eorl.”

Feb 21, 7 pm: BOOK LAUNCH, McNally Robinson Booksellers Grant Park, Winnipeg. Lauren Carter launches her poetry collection, Following Sea (Turnstone Press). “Carter’s second collection explores issues of infertility, identity, and settler migration, offering a tender examination of home.” Lauren is a member of the Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC).

Feb 22, 7:30 pm: BOOK LAUNCH, McNally Robinson Booksellers Grant Park, Winnipeg. Laurel Johanson launches her “lesbian space opera novella,” All Things Mortal (self published). The once feared goddess of death, Daiga, teams up with Lane, who is intent on restoring Daiga’s powers and killing the current ruler of their land, her husband.

Feb 23, 7 pm: BOOK LAUNCH, McNally Robinson Booksellers Grant Park, Winnipeg. Marilyn Hart & Ruth Reimer launch their picture book, Love Like Katie: The Girl with a Dream (self published), illustrated by Ruth Hiebert. (couldn’t find a description anywhere)

Feb 27, 7 pm: BOOK LAUNCH, McNally Robinson Booksellers Grant Park, Winnipeg. Dan Rosin, Ph.D. launches Communication and Relationships (AuthorHouse). “intended for anyone living in a challenging relationship, with feelings of distress, guilt, or anger, or who may be struggling to make a decision about that same relationship.”

 

January, 2019

January 3 to April 3: Duncan Mercredi is the writer in residence at the University of Manitoba’s Centre for Creative Writing and Oral Culture

January 6, 2 pm: BOOK LAUNCH, McNally Robinson Booksellers Grant Park, Winnipeg. Sonya Ballantyne (author) and Celeste Sutherland (illustrator) will launch Kerri Berry Lynn, a picture book based on a true story about sisters who encounter a  Rez dog in need of a home. Includes a page of Cree translations and pronunciations.

January 9, 7 pm: BOOK LAUNCH, McNally Robinson Booksellers Grant Park, Winnipeg. Dr. Frederick Ross launches A Deadly Thaw: The York Factory Connection, about a team of researchers who travel to York Factory to disinter a grave, and stumble upon more than they bargained for buried in the permafrost.

January 11, 7 pm: BOOK LAUNCH, McNally Robinson Booksellers Grant Park, Winnipeg. Financial columnist Andrew Allentuck will launch Cherished Fortune: Make Your Wealth Your Business (Dundurn Press) which he co-wrote with chartered financial analyst Benoit Poliquin. For novice investors looking to manage their portfolios by understanding what works, controlling risk, and building knowledge.

January 12, 7 pm: BOOK LAUNCH, McNally Robinson Booksellers Grant Park, Winnipeg. Karen Grzenda launches, Heart Dog: Gunner’s Story, the true story or her beloved Doberman Retriever’s life, from his first diagnosis of allergies as a puppy, to the day he had to be euthanized due to behavioural issues.

January 13, 2 pm: BOOK LAUNCH, McNally Robinson Booksellers Grant Park, Winnipeg. Special education teacher Charlotte Jackson will launch Finnigan’s Bliss, a 40 page illustrated story about a goat who teaches children (and adults) how to live every day with a sense of bliss.

January 17, 7:30 pm: BOOK LAUNCH, McNally Robinson Booksellers Grant Park, Winnipeg. Karen Bate launches Frost: A Mayfair Murder Mystery. A crisp and glorious autumn day turns tragic for Detective Emma Starr and her team when one of their own is found dead.

January 20, 2 pm: BOOK LAUNCH, McNally Robinson Booksellers Grant Park, Winnipeg. Joan Baragar will launch, From Shoes to Sealing Wax: A Collection of Poems. A personal collection of “this and that…looking backward and forward” set primarily in Manitoba.

January 22, 7 pm: BOOK LAUNCH, McNally Robinson Booksellers Grant Park, Winnipeg. Teacher Dallas Hunt will launch Awâsis and the World-Famous Bannock (HighWater Press), a picture book illustrated by Amanda Strong. Young Awâsis loses Kôhkum’s freshly baked world-famous bannock and seeks help from a variety of other-than-human relatives. Includes a Cree pronunciation guide and bannock recipe.

January 24, 7 pm: BOOK LAUNCH, McNally Robinson Booksellers Grant Park, Winnipeg. Robert J Young will launch Another Spy for Paris (Signature Editions). While Canadian history professor Andrew Stanhope is doing research in Paris on the German invasion of France he uncovers a startling discovery about France’s WW2 counter-intelligence agency to uncover a traitor and other collaborators whose espionage may have led to the defeat of France in 1940.

January 25, 7 pm: BOOK LAUNCH, McNally Robinson Booksellers Grant Park, Winnipeg. Winnipeg artist Amanda Onchulenko will launch her picture book for adults, Wisdom at the Crossroads. Artwork and insights are intended to inspire readers and help them find peace in their own lives.

January 26, 7 pm: BOOK LAUNCH, McNally Robinson Booksellers Grant Park, Winnipeg. U of T Law chair Kent Roach launches Canadian Justice, Indigenous Injustice: The Gerald Stanley and Coulten Bouchie Case (McGill-Queen’s University Press). In a February, 2018 verdict that divided the nation, white farmer Gerald Stanley was acquitted of shooting 22-year-old Cree youth Colten Boushie on Stanley’s farm in Saskatchewan. The author reconstructs the case to examine how it may have been be a miscarriage of justice.

January 27, 2pm: READING and SIGNING, McNally Robinson Booksellers Grant Park, Winnipeg. Author Ryan MacFadyen and illustrator Ashleigh Dineen celebrate the release of their picture book, My Magical Moon. The book was inspired by a friend, a mother with two school aged children, who was diagnosed with cancer, and is intended to show children how comfort can be found in simple things. Proceeds from sales of the book will go to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation and Girl Guides of Canada.

January 31, 7 pm: BOOK LAUNCH, McNally Robinson Booksellers Grant Park, Winnipeg. Author Ginette Fournier and illustrator Chantal Piché launch their picture book, Monica-Claire at the Festival du Voyageur / Monica-Claire au Festival du Voyageur (Vidacom Publications). Didi the dragonfly and Monica-Claire search their St. Boniface neighbourhood and the Festival du Voyageur for their mischievous friend, No-Tail the squirrel. He has a play to perform in exactly one hour and he’s nowhere to be found!

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