Be a part of the Manitoba Reads live recording Saturday September 24 at THIN AIR
A Graphic Novel
The Winnipeg International Writers Festival, McNally Robinson Booksellers and CBC Manitoba Scene are proud to announce the four finalists of the first-ever Manitoba Reads contest. Based on the popular Canada Reads model, voters narrowed a field of 16 books written by Manitoba authors down to eight. Four public figures have agreed to serve as panelists, each choosing one of the final eight as their top pick. Panelist Vincent Ho recognizes the importance of The Life of Helen Betty Osborne by David Robertson. On September 24 at the closing Mainstage show of THIN AIR 2011, the panellists will debate the books down to a single title–the book that Manitobans are invited to read! Be a part of the live recording September 24 at THIN AIR (taking place at the Manitoba Theatre for Young People at 8 pm). The debate will be hosted by CBC’s Keran Sanders and broadcast the following morning (September 25) on the Weekend Morning Show.
Leyton Schnellert and Faye Brownlie at BCTELA
BC Teachers of English Language Arts, a BCTF Provincial Specialist Association, is hosting their annual conference October 20-22, 2011. The theme, Teachers and Students Leading Literate Lives, is designed for teachers working at all grade levels. Sessions will focus on engaging ways to teach language arts, Aboriginal literature and perspectives, social justice, technology, and multi-modal learning. This fall’s conference is a unique opportunity to attend sessions and hear the work of colleagues, authors and researchers that are rarely together.
The three day event will be held at Johnson Heights Secondary School in Surrey, BC. At Thursday evening’s wine & cheese, P&M author, Faye Brownlie, will engage and inspire you. Saturday’s institutes, featuring P&M author Leyton Schnellert, will provide you an opportunity to delve deeply into a single theme: Multiple Pathways to Leading Literate Lives, Students and Teachers Becoming Culturally Literate or How New Literacies Can Help Students and Teachers Lead More Literate Lives.
A complete list of sessions and more information can be found by clicking on the file BCTELA 2011. BCTELA_2011
Join David Alexander Robertson at the Winnipeg International Writers Festival
In September each year, Winnipeg welcomes writers from Canada and around the world for a week of readings, lectures, interviews, conversations, book launches, and other events. Opening Night presents commissioned work by five of Manitoba’s finest writers who have make a mark on the local scene, including P&M Press author David Alexander Robertson. Come and gather at The Forks for a magical evening of words.
Opening Night: Voices From Oodena
September 18, 2011
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Also featuring George Amabile, Rhéal Cenerini, Anita Daher, and Sue Sorensen.
Oobdean Circle, behind the Johnston Terminal at The Forks. Inclement weather: Centre Court, The Forks Market
This series is part of THIN AIR 2011