Literature

  • Favourite local publication (that isn’t The Uniter)

    1. The Winnipeg Free Press

    2. Stylus

    3. Border Crossings / The Manitoban (tie)

  • Favourite local writer

    1. Jessica Seburn
    2. Bartley Kives
    3. Madeline Rae

  • The rising tide of Indigenous Storytellers

    Shortly after confederation, the Red River Resistance saw Indigenous peoples in Manitoba organize and take action for their rights in the face of the Canadian state.

  • Kate Beaton remembers the oil sands

    Over the past 30 years, independent comics have been steadily picking up momentum in Canada.

  • City briefs

    CUPE Local 500 update// Library supports local creatives// RRC Polytech to get new healthcare training centre// AMC elects first female Grand Chief// PC government to pass hydro bill// Call for advisory council to support HSC staffing crisis

  • You’re banning the wrong books

    Every book has a lifespan, especially when it belongs to a public library.

  • PROFile: Bestselling author arrives at U of W

    Critically acclaimed novelist Lindsay Wong is a new faculty member at the University of Winnipeg (U of W) after holding a writer-in residence position at the University of Manitoba.

  • Arts briefs

    Winging it// Hone your craft// David Myles Trio @ The Park// Top-notch laughs// Célébrer le cinéma français// Local writers shortlisted for prestigious award

  • ‘Write your own story’

    Liz Howard is a renowned writer of mixed settler and Anishinaabe heritage. Her debut poetry collection, Infinite Citizen of the Shaking Tent, was the winner of the 2016 Griffin Poetry Prize, and her second collection, Letters in a Bruised Cosmos, made the 2022 short list. 

  • City briefs

    Minimum wage increases// Less than three weeks to vote// Winnipeggers show support in Iranian protests// UWSA byelection campaign week// Pride for newcomers// Future on Fire

  • Arts briefs

    Writing the city// Multimedia connections// Celebrating moving image// The Handmaid’s Tale at RWB// Call for Indigenous filmmakers// Network at Royal MTC

  • An outsider’s perspective on the inside

    After years of newspaper and magazine stints that were beginning to feel too transient, photographer Tim Smith longed for a sense of intimacy with his subjects.

  • Bridging the gap between contemporary art and publishing

    The Prairie Art Book Fair, hosted by Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art, celebrated artist books and publishing from Sept. 9 to 11.

  • Look on their works, ye Manitobans, and rejoice!

    For decades, Contemporary Verse 2 has positioned itself as a bastion of the poetry scene. The published poetry quarterly, headquartered in the ArtSpace building on Arthur Street, is the oldest of its kind in Canada.

  • Indie comics step into the spotlight

    Small-press comic books will take centre stage at the fifth annual Prairie Comics Festival, which runs from Sept. 10 to 11 at the West End Cultural Centre.

  • 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.

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