Time to get On The Same Page, Manitoba

On The Same Page, an initiative of The Winnipeg Foundation and the Winnipeg Public Library, is a province-wide book club that encourages all Manitobans to read the same book and share the same story. This year’s choice is J.R. Léveillé’s The Setting Lake Sun / Le soleil du lac qui se couche.

Borrow a copy from the Library in print [Eng / Fr] or ebook format [Eng /Fr], or buy one at a local bookstore. We’re also giving away free copies at locations around Winnipeg from the Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art to the Centre culturel franco-manitobain — or attend the events below for a chance to pick one up.

Then come celebrate the book with us at one of these free events that will bring it alive!

Programmation en français

Rencontre d’auteur: Rencontrez J.R. Léveillé, écoutez-le lire des extraits de son roman et faites signer votre exemplaire.
Bibliothèque de Saint-Boniface, 131 boul. Provencher, porte 100 – mercredi 18 janvier à 11h30

Une culture vivante: Denis Gagnon, titulaire de la Chaire de recherche du Canada sur l’identité métisse à l’Université de Saint-Boniface, parle de la culture métisse et de sa survie – un compte-rendu sur l’histoire et sur les raisons pour lesquelles cette culture est une part essentielle de la vie d’aujourd’hui.
Chapelle du Musée de Saint-Boniface, 494, av. Taché – vendredi 3 février à midi

Events in English

A Cut Above: Printmaker and teacher Gary Styrchak will demonstrate the process of creating woodcuts, show examples of his own work, and talk about the history of this ancient artform.
Millennium Library’s Carol Shields Auditorium, 251 Donald St. – Tuesday, January 24 at 12:10 p.m.

Found in Translation: Discuss the art of translation with author J.R. Léveillé, S.E. Stewart, award-winning translator of The Setting Lake Sun, and local literary translator Mark Stout.
McNally Robinson Booksellers, 1120 Grant Avenue – Tuesday, January 31 at 7 p.m.

Building a Poem: In this workshop on haiku, J.R Léveillé will talk about the Japanese poetry form which inspired some of his own work. Try your hand at creating one and share the results with the group. Limited to 12 participants. To register, call 986-6779.
Millennium Library’s Buchwald Room, 251 Donald St. – Saturday, February 4 at 11 a.m.

“Frozen Music”–Architecture as Art: Grant Van Iderstine of Smith Carter tackles the big questions: Is architecture an art form? Can it be compared to other arts like sculpture or music? What makes a building into a work of art?
Millennium Library’s Carol Shields Auditorium, 251 Donald St. – Friday, February 10, 12:10 p.m.

Meet and Greet: Drop in and chat with J.R. Léveillé at the Bibliothèque Somerset Library.
289 Carlton Ave., Somerset, MB – Friday, February 10, 4 – 6 p.m.

Author Appearance: Meet J.R Léveillé, hear him read from The Setting Lake Sun, and have your copy signed.
Millennium Library’s Carol Shields Auditorium, 251 Donald St. – Monday, February 13 at 12:10 p.m.

Want to know more about the book or any of these events? Visit OnTheSamePage.ca for more information (don’t forget to count yourself in the Reader’s Tally!) or call the Library at 986-6779.

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