Stuck in the Middle: Dissenting Views of Winnipeg is a coffee table book exploring the love-hate relationship some people have with our city, written by Bartley Kives, a Winnipeg Free Press journalist who wrote his first book, A Daytripper’s Guide to Manitoba, in 2006. All photos are by Bryan Scott, a local photographer best known for his Winnipeg Love Hate photo blog. There’s also a foreword written by Weakerthans front man John K. Samson.
Public speaking certainly isn’t a challenge for Frank Christopher Busch; over the years, he’s delivered many talks at conferences on the topic of Aboriginal business and finance. But the speaking tour that’s accompanying the release of his debut novel, Grey Eyes, is a whole different story. Now, it’s extremely personal. Nerves hit every time he presents.
Winnipeg folk-pop musician Christine Fellows can now add the role of poet to her resume.
If only every university project turned out as successfully as Cockroach Zine.
Mennonites began to arrive in southern Manitoba in 1873. With an enforced distinction from what they perceived as the corrupt world, Mennonite culture historically eschewed various artistic pursuits, but in the last half century, Mennonite literature has been growing.
Ariel Gordon is one of the most down-to-earth people you could ever have the pleasure of meeting. She’s funny, insightful and has an affinity for nature, like taking “macro photographs of mushrooms.”
Winnipeg writer Jonathan Ball’s work blurs “poetry, prose, fiction and essay” into a voice and form that’s only his.
Winnipeg is teeming with writers. We tend to focus, however, on the authors who’ve published books when there are in fact many writers out there actively publishing great pieces online, in newspapers, literary journals and anthologies, too.
On March 3, Winnipeg political activist Nick Ternette died at the age of 68. Now, his memoirs have surfaced in an autobiography called Rebel Without a Pause.
Writer and illustrator GMB Chomichuk has been communicating through words and pictures for as long as he can remember. He’s spent years and countless hours perfecting his craft and it’s paying off in spades.
David Annandale is a literary force to be reckoned with. This year alone he’s published three books. Although he’s been writing science-fiction as of late, it’s Annandale’s absolute love of horror that started it all.
Anita Daher is one of the nicest people you could ever hope to meet. She’s charming, funny and strongly supportive of the Winnipeg writing community.
Winnipeg writer S.M. Beiko’s Young Adult novel The Lake and the Library (ECW Press) has been receiving positive reviews since its release last May.
Charlene Diehl – director of Thin Air 2013 – is determined to change people’s perceptions of what the festival actually is.
Be it tuition or textbooks, post-secondary school expenses seem to climb every year, but two Winnipeg bloggers are helping students get through university without being swallowed up by debt.
Jon Paul Fiorentino’s new collection of poetry Needs Improvement (Coach House Books) contains some of his best and most important work yet.
Local writer Chadwick Ginther is en route to becoming a literary giant in the sci-fi and fantasy community.
For Laina Hughes, it’s always a beautiful day in the neighbourhood.
In the past 11 years, local writer Michelle Elrick has lived in 16 different postal zones in Canada and she’s travelled through the East Coast as well as all over Europe. Perhaps it’s no surprise, then, that her latest project explores the question that has plagued her since childhood: What is home?
Chris Walter is in town for the weekend with back-to-back events.