Friday, October 15, 2010

Giller light

I'll be in full-on fiction-reviewing mode on November 9 at McNally Robinson, as I take part in the Winnipeg edition of the Scotiabank Giller Light Bash.

This event functions as a fundraiser for Frontier College, which is apparently "Canada’s original literacy organization."

Which mostly means I get to be mouthy about the name of literacy.

Anyways, I'll be advocating for Johanna Skribsrud's debut novel, The Sentimentalists (Gaspereau Press).

I've got her latest book of poetry but haven't yet read the fiction...and I'm greatly looking forward to it.

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Scotiabank Giller Light Bash
Tuesday November 09, 6:00 pm
McNally Robinson Grant Park in Prairie Ink Restaurant

Join us for an exciting, interactive night of literature, entertainment and great food and drink as local literary luminaries advocate their favourite Giller-nominated book.

Tickets go on sale October 5th. They are $40 per person and can be purchased at Prairie Ink Restaurant, Grant Park in person or by calling 975-2659.

Funds raised at the evening will support the work of Frontier College - Canada’s oldest national literacy organization. A $100 dollar ticket that includes a $60 tax deductible donation to the College is also available.

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