Literature

  • Writing: A homecoming

    Origin Stories: Jenny Heijun Wills

  • Arts Briefs

    Safe September // Apart, Together // Gimme Some Truth // Playground Chitchat // Little Brown Jug X Beetlejuice // Speaking Crow

  • Supporting and encouraging emerging voices

    This fall, Lauren Carter starts her term as writer-in-residence at the Millennium Library.

  • Here The Dark longlisted for Giller Prize

    Manitoban author David Bergen and his story collection Here the Dark are nominated for the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize.

  • PROFile: Nora Decter

    Ten years ago, Nora Decter, an English instructor at the University of Winnipeg, was finishing up her undergraduate degree.

  • Flipping the script

    Writers have a talent for tapping into imagination, and despite their chosen genre, skillfully put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) to create an immersive reading experience. Though their talents are displayed on each page, their background and journey into the literary world are often reserved for memoirs.

  • Philosophy book will return to library after 43 years

    A book belonging to the University of Winnipeg (U of W) Library may finally return home after more than 40 years. Then-philosophy student Siegfried Laser borrowed Karl Popper’s The Poverty of Historicism from the library in August 1977 before embarking on a trip to Europe.

  • CRITIPEG: Gothic Canadian tale is pleasurably bleak

    “I sat on the edge of the bed, the letter loose in my hand and stared at the space before me. ‘What is this space where I have decided to live,’ I wondered. ‘What stories hidden here?’”

  • Arts briefs

    Global pandemic // Free streaming services // Take an online tour of a museum // Read books // STAY HOME

  • City briefs

    Heart Médicin Gathering // Search for the associate dean of arts // On-campus golf program // Free film screening // Disease control seminar // Disabled bodies in literature

  • ‘Unique and irreplaceable’

    Writer Carolyn Gray took the reins as editor of literary journal Prairie Fire at the end of 2019, taking over from the legendary Andris Taskans, who died on Sept. 27, 2019. Taskans, whose parents were post-war Latvian immigrants, was a born-and-raised Winnipegger who “became, at some point, Mr. Winnipeg,” his wife, Katherine Bitney, says.

  • U of W welcomes multi-disciplinary writer-in-residence

    “There’s an old saying that the source of all human misery is that we sometimes believe our thoughts,” GMB Chomichuk, the University of Winnipeg’s (U of W) 2020 Carol Shields Writer-in-Residence, says. 

  • Arts briefs

    Heartbeat City EP release  // Speaking Crow: February Edition // Sustainable Winnipeg Panel // Lecture by Diane Driedger // Restoration Tuesdays at Cinematheque // Manitoba Music x Real Love Thursday

  • Shakespeare, through a different lens

    With the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre’s Masters Playwright Festival coming to an end in 2020, its focus is on none other than famous playwright William Shakespeare.

  • Arts briefs

    Steve Basham & the Vanity Dads // Hinterland Remixed // The Circus of Objects // DIY Screen-printing workshop // Wrapped Rainbows

  • CRITIPEG: Winnipeg is the master of its fate and the captain of its soul

    The 1919 General Strike is among Winnipeg’s most important historical events.

  • Mary and Marriageability

    Classic 19th century novelist Jane Austen was back onstage at the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, but this time, she didn’t craft the story. Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon  is one of several adaptations or extensions of Austen, which sees her unmarried characters reach a romantic ending.

  • Eccentric-modern curiosity shop

    Inspired by anime, manga, Harry Potter and so much more, Samantha Beiko is a fantasy writer who pours her energy into a variety of different creative projects.

  • Favourite Local Publication

    1.    Stylus
    2.    Red Rising Magazine / Winnipeg Free Press (Tie)
    3.    The Manitoban

  • No, I am Not a Fraud

    I always expected that by now I would be thriving in my career as an author. I can almost picture myself signing books and giving profound talks and presentations.

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