In today’s episode, I chat with local author Gerald Sliva about his compilation of short stories and musings, Barking from the Front Porch. We talk small towns, being Ukrainian, and good farm-grown Prairie food – Gerald’s book also includes a few great recipes! Gerald also reads a hilarious excerpt from his book – listen in on the fun!
There are some great local literary events coming up at the end of February – here’s a list of what’s going on in the city so that you don’t miss out!
Coming Home: Book Launch
Emily Janssen’s novella Coming Home is launching on February 25 at 7:30 p.m. at McNally Robinson – Travel Alcove. To learn more about this historical fiction story, check out our chat back in December.
CreComm student Rachel Carlson is launching her climate change-centred novel on Saturday, February 27 at The Handsome Daughter on Sherbrook Street. Cover is $10 and you’re invited to dress up and dance the night away. To learn more about Rachel’s book, check out our chat in Episode 7.
2016 Annual Governor General’s Literary Awards Gala
Held at the Winnipeg Art Gallery on Monday, February 29, the gala welcomes Dr. Mark Winston, recent winner of a nonfiction Governor General’s Literary Award for Bee Time: Lessons from the Hive, as well artist Aganetha Dyck. McNally Robinson will be on hand to sell books. A reception with a cash bar and refreshments will round out the evening. Tickets are $12 ($10 for seniors and students), available now at McNally Robinson Booksellers.
Keep your eyes here for updates on more book launches and events coming up this Spring, and I’ll be back in two weeks with another episode. Thanks so much for listening to this week’s episode of the Literally, Katrina podcast! To stay up-to-date on all things Literally, Katrina and books, subscribe to the Literally, Katrina podcast on iTunes or the Apple podcast app, like the Literally, Katrina Facebook pageand Pinterest board, and follow me on Twitter and Insta @LitKatrina.
Until next time, happy reading!