This week’s episode takes us away from fiction and into the world of policing in Canada. I interview Winnipeg’s own Bob Chrismas, a staff sergeant with the Winnipeg Police Service, and we talk about his book Canadian Policing in the 21st Century: A Frontline Officer on Challenges and Changes. We also chat about his current research – which will probably turn into a second book for Bob! Listen in on our interview:
There are some great local literary events coming up at the end of this week and the beginning of March – here’s an updated list of what’s going on in the city so that you don’t miss out!
Coming Home: Book Launch
Emily Janssens’ novella Coming Home is launching on February 25 at 7:30 p.m. at McNally Robinson – Travel Alcove. The evening will include an author reading, interview, and Q+A session. Emily will also be signing books, so be sure to purchase a copy while at the launch! 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.
Winterpeg Book Launch at After Dark Lounge
Matt Dyck, a fellow Creative Communications student, is launching his graphic novel, Winterpeg, on Tuesday, March 1 at 8pm at After Dark Lounge (121 Osborne Avenue). This graphic sci-fi Western imagines Winnipeg 100 years in the future. Check out Matt’s Instagram for a sneak peak – it looks pretty incredible! Copies will be for sale at the event for $10.
A Book of Word Paintings: Book Launch at Style Bar Boutique
Tannis Miller, another one of our student panelists from Episode 7, is releasing her poetry book A Book of Word Paintings at Style Bar Boutique (470 River Avenue) on Thursday, March 3. Come by between 6-9pm for dessert provided by Laugh Love Cakes and prizes provided by Coal and Canary candles – there will also be an author reading at 8pm. Learn more by visiting A Book of Word Paintings on Instagram.
These events are sure to keep me busy – I can’t wait to read all of these amazing new books. Keep your eyes here for updates on more book launches and events coming up this Spring!
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