Literature

  • Flying in the face of stereotypes

    Challenging character stereotypes, normalizing mental-health struggles and a pure love for the horror genre all shine through in David A. Robertson’s Version Control, the second installment of the local author’s graphic-novel trilogy The Reckoner Rises

  • Queer and trans playwriting unit first of its kind

    A consortium of theatre companies across Canada are collaborating to create the National Queer and Trans Playwriting Unit (NQTPU). A first of its kind in Canada, the initiative encourages 2SLGBTQ+ theatre artists in their early to mid-career stages to submit their work for consideration before July 5. Five Canadian artists will be chosen to participate in the program that begins in September. 

  • A virtual love story

    Even though I hadn’t seen most of my American family members in months, I didn’t feel homesick until I saw a photo.

  • Critipeg: Typical Toewsian tropes

    It’s fitting that a narrative about walking along the Red and Assiniboine Rivers would be published in early February, when the frozen river trail is abuzz with patrons. It is, after all, one of the most brag-worthy facts about Winnipeg, unimaginable to audiences from just about any other climate – which happens to be a young Parisian man in The Way She Closed the Door.

  • A coming-of-age tale in a foreign land

    After travelling to more than 50 countries, local author Nancy Chislett was inspired to write her first novel, which is set in Nairobi, Kenya. Bombing the Moon tells the story of 24-year-old Devin Rush, whose grandfather gives him a one-way ticket to Nairobi, where Devin hopes to flee from family pressure and determine his goals for the future.

  • Arts briefs

    Soul Club at the Good Will// Stone Soup for a good cause// An Evening for Peace// Show support at the SHINE-ATHON// Book launch: Still Living the Edges// There’s Something in the Water for World Water Day

  • City briefs

    Rally against police brutality// Shining through the snowfall// Got Glenwood zoning opinions?// Free tests hit retailers and libraries// Failure to consult faculty// Walby publishes Prison Pandemic Papers

  • Information for all!

    Feb. 21 to 25 is Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week, an international celebration of the exceptions to copyright law that functionally allow information to be shared and used in beneficial ways across almost – if not all – aspects of society, though most who rely on these doctrines are not aware of their importance.

  • Literacy campaign sheds light on Black History

    The month of February is dedicated to recognizing Black history, as well as promoting readership through I Love to Read Month. When taking both subject matters into account, storytelling and literature are crucial resources to understanding Black history and deconstructing racism. Aware of this, Black History Manitoba (BHM) offers various resources to help expose the community to Black history, which is often overlooked in school textbooks.

  • Not your opa’s joke

    When Andrew Unger launched The Daily Bonnet in 2016, he never imagined the Mennonite satire website would accumulate over 10 million views. Today, the popular blog draws readers in by adding a Mennonite twist to current affairs.

  • City briefs

    Have your say in parking signage// River Trail officially open// Understanding genocide in international law// Reading week, rescheduled// Main Street Project gets millions// Reading and Q and A with Lindsay Wong

  • Arts briefs

    Open beading circle// Grants for arts!// Skywalk lectures// Helen Chau Bradley launches debut book// PEOPLE series returns to the stage

  • The Uniter Speaker Series presents Adeline Bird

    Currently residing in Tkaronto, Adeline Bird is an Afro-Anishinaabe storyteller creating new waves in Canada’s television and film industries.

  • Building your CV with Classics and Crossings

    Students are often excluded from participating in many of the activities, events and accomplishments that are hallmarks of academic careers as academics themselves. But at the University of Winnipeg (U of W), there are initiatives trying to change that and engage undergraduate and graduate students as academics rather than assistants.

  • Arts briefs

    The Trews at The Burt// Hoist exhibition at Platform Gallery// Comeback Kid releasing Heavy Steps// Honouring Cliff Eyland// Hone your grant-writing skills// Art exhibition expanded into podcast

  • Favourite local writer

    1. Cierra Bettens
    2. Ryan Thorpe
    3. Madeline Rae

  • Favourite local publication

    1. Stylus Magazine
    2. Red Rising Magazine
    3. Winnipeg Free Press

  • Arts Briefs

    The Science Gallery is back!// Crime Cellar releasing debut// Théâtre Cercle Molière presents Inédit// Scenes from Love and Information// Laurie Fischer publishing a new poetry collection// Art, music and more at Graffiti Gallery opening

  • Trouble in the fourth estate

    Earlier this month, longtime CBC journalist Sean Kavanagh surprised many local politicos when he took a job as director of communications for recently elected Premier Heather Stefanson. On the surface, it might seem odd that someone who has spent years holding local politicians to account would readily go work for a government that appears unlikely to be re-elected.

  • Arts Briefs

    A love letter to Jewish mothers// WAFF celebrating 20th anniversary// Exploring the Heart of the Forest// Midnight Review presents ... a new album// The city is still red// Supporting BIPOC filmakers

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