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Events

 
Monday, September 8 at 7:00 pm
Margaret Sweatman - Book Launch 
Mr. Jones
 
Grant Park in the Atrium



PAST EVENTS

Wednesday, April 9
Rebecca Belmore 
Lecture.
2:30 in 2B23


ChiSeries WinnipegWednesday, April 9
7:00 pm
Grant Park in the Atrium

The fourth installment in the ChiSeries Winnipeg series: an evening of readings with local authors Keith Cadieux (Gaze), Karen Dudley (Food for the Gods), and Ronald Hore (The Housetrap Chronicles). The event will be hosted by Samantha Beiko (The Lake and the Library).


Monday,  March 10
David Palumbo-Liu
Guest Lecture. 
“Justice in a ‘Post-Racial’ World.
12:30 - 2:00 in 3D04

Thursday, March 13
 Chandra Mayor
- Writer-In-Residence Distinguished Lecture
"Be-witched, Bothered, Be-wild(ered): Creating Story to Be-come Together."
7:00 p.m. in Convocation Hall (2W16 Wesley Hall)  

This event is free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome. Q&A to follow the lecture.  Cash bar.  Chandra Mayor is one of Winnipeg's strongest voices. Since she was named Most Promising Manitoba Writer early in her career, she has gone on to receive numerous literary honours for her poetry and fiction. Her poetry collection August Witch won the Eileen McTavish Sykes Award. Her novel Cherry was nominated for the Margaret Laurence Award and won the Carol Shields Award. She was the regional winner of CBC Radio's Poetry Face-Off in 2006 and 2007. More recently, her short story collection All the Pretty Girls was honoured with a Lambda Award. Chandra's work has appeared in anthologies such as Between Interruptions: 30 Women tell the Truth about Motherhood, Breathing Fire 2: Canada's New Poets, Exposed, and Post-Prairie. She has served as the Writer-in-Residence at the Winnipeg Public Library, worked with the journals dark leisure, CV2 and Prairie Fire, taught creative writing workshops, and performed readings of her work at venues across the country.

Friday,  March 14
 Audra Simpson  – Guest Lecture
“The Chief’'s Two Bodies: Theresa Spence and the Gender of Settler Sovereignty.”
12:00 – 1:30 in 2M70


Friday, March 21
Honours Program Info Session
Facilitator: Candida Rifkind
12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
Room: 3C01


 Monday, March 25
Elizabeth Bachinsky
- Author Reading
4:00 p.m in 2M70


Friday, February 28
Jonathan Ball  - Book Launch & Film Screening
John Paizs's Crime Wave
7:00 p.m. at Cinematheque

Thursday, January 30

JUICE Open Mic Cabaret
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. in 2M70

JUICE will be hosting an open-mic cabaret to prepare for the opening of submissions!  We are hoping that this open-mic will give you the perfect opportunity to 'test' your creative pieces, ask editorial questions regarding form, and work in a collaborative workshop with the group.  We ask that you limit your reading to 5 minutes.  All creative pieces (prose, poetry, creative non-fiction, song and visual work).  Invite your friends and spread the word!  Reading is encouraged but not required.

Monday, January 27
The Beloved Does Not Bite: Moral Vampires & the Humans Who Love Them
Lecture by Dr. Debra Dudek
12:30 - 1:20 in 1L07

In this talk, Dr. Dudek moves from a broad definition of a new sub-genre of vampire texts—the Beloved Cycle—to a close reading of an episode of The Vampire Diaries in order to demonstrate how looking leads to loving. In his article, “Love as a Moral Emotion,” J. David Velleman engages with Iris Murdoch’s theory that “love is an exercise in ‘really looking’” and suggests that this process of loving “arrests our tendencies toward emotional self-protection from another person, tendencies to draw ourselves in and close ourselves off from being affected by him. Love disarms our emotional defences; it makes us vulnerable to the other” (361). Dr. Dudek argues that a generic shift into the Beloved Cycle connects “really looking” to a love-based justice in which emotional evaluations allow for a reconsideration of what it means to act ethically.

Thursday, January 23
Writer-In-Residence Reading - Chandra Mayor
7:00 p.m. in 2M70 

Come out to meet Chandra, our ninth Carol Shields Writer-in-Residence, at her Inaugural Reading. This event is free and open to the public.  

Thursday, November 7

Picture Books as Performance

Workshop with Kari-Lynn Winters
2:30 - 5:15 p.m.in 3M57

If you are interested, please contact Dr. Naomi Hamer (n.hamer@uwinnipeg.ca) to see if there are any spaces still available. 

Wednesday, November 13
Playground Culture
Presentation by Ann Marie Murnaghan
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.in 1L07

Tuesday, November 28
Author Reading - Charles Wilkins
4:00 p.m. in 2M70

Writer Charles Wilkins will read from his new book Little Ship of Fools, a memoir of his adventure rowing across the Atlantic Ocean with 15 other rowers, on a very small boat, for 7 weeks. Wilkins explores the intense beauty of the planet and the strengths and weaknesses of human nature with keen insight, wisdom, and a lot of humour.

Tuesday, November 28
Student Open Mic
6:00 p.m. in 2M70

All writers of all stripes!  Bring friends, bring your guitar, harmonica, banjo if you like (the acoustics are good and there's a good mic.)  If you're too shy to read or perform, come anyway.  Everyone is welcome!

Friday, October 25
Panel Discussion  - Boys' Club
12:30 - 1:20 p.m.- 2M70
With Dr. Bruno Cornellier, Bill Kirby & Kegan McFadden 

Organized as part of UWinnipeg ArtsFest 2013 - Cultural Treasures, Gallery 1C03 is pleased to present this group exhibition of work by the University's art collection that explores representations of masculinity. Boys' Club features paintings, drawings, prints and photographs by established Canadian artists such as David Barbour, H. Eric Bergman, Kelly Clark, Ivan Eyre, E.J.(Ted) Howorth, Yousuf Karsh, Gerry Kopelow, Tom Lovatt, Murray McKenzie, Sheila Spence, James Stadnick, Patrick Treacy, Linus Woods and others.

Tuesday, October 22
Author Reading & Signing - Chester Brown
7:00 p.m. - Atrium, McNally Robinson Booksellers, Grant Park

In Conversation and Signing Louis Riel: A Comic Strip Biography: 10th Anniversary Edition  (Drawn & Quarterly). Presented in association with Le Musée de St. Boniface Museum and hosted by Candida Rifkind, Associate Professor of English at the University of Winnipeg.

Chester Brown is the cartoonist behind the acclaimed Yummy Fur comic book series, and the author of several graphic novels and memoirs, including Paying for It and Ed the Happy Clown . His work has been published around the world. He lives in Toronto, Canada, where he ran for Parliament in the general election as a member of the Libertarian Party of Canada.


Tuesday, October 1

Author Reading - Sue Goyette
4:00 p.m. - 2M70

The Department of English presents an evening of readings.Canadian poet Sue Goyette will read from her new book, Ocean. Sue Goyette has published three collections of poetry, The True Names of Birds, Undone and Outskirts, as well as a novel, Lures (2002). She has won the Pat Lowther Memorial Award, the Atlantic Poetry Prize, the CBC Literary Prize for Poetry, the Earle Birney Prize and the Bliss Carman Award, and been shortlisted for the Governor General’s Literary Award, the Gerarld Lampert Memorial Award and the Thomas Head Raddall Atlantic Fiction Prize. Goyette lives in Halifax where she teaches creative writing at Dalhousie University and works part-time at the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia. 


Monday, September 30
Book Launch - Happiness Threads: The Unborn Poems. 
By Melanie Dennis Unrau.
8:00 p.m. - McNally Robinson Booksellers, Grant Park

Melanie Dennis Unrau is Editor and co-Publisher of Geez magazine. Once a writer of long posts late at night, she now prefers to make art with a group of visual artist mothers who meet in person in Winnipeg. Her writing has appeared in magazines and art shows, and in Exposed, an anthology of emerging Manitoba writers (The Muses’ Company, 2002). This is her first collection.

Friday, September 27

Honours Workshop - Grad School Major Scholarship Application Info Session
Facilitator: Candida Rifkind
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. - 3M60

Topics include: applying for SSHRC, OGS, Fullbright & Commonwealth, writing the research proposal & asking for strong reference letters.

Wednesday, September 25
Student Marker Info Session
Facilitator: Candida Rifkind
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. - 3M60

Topics include: paperwork & payroll, confidentiality & conflict of interest, professionalism and dealing with academic misconduct.
NOTE: Attendance at this workshop is mandatory for all students who will be working as markers in the English Department this year.  Students who hope to be hired as markers should also attend.


Tuesday, September 24
Author Reading - Ann Shin
4:00 p.m. - 1M33

Korean-born writer and filmmaker Ann Shin tracks what we carry with us and what we might choose to shatter in her poetry collection, The Family China.

Friday, September 20

Honours Workshop - Grad School Application Info Session
Facilitator: Candida Rifkind
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. - 3M60

Topics include: what to expect in an MA program, applying to programs & weighing the options.

Thursday, September 19
Book Launch - Pisim Finds Her Miskanow. 
By William Dumas.  Illustrated by Leonard Paul.
7:00 p.m. - The Manitoba Museum, 190 Rupert Avenue

Join us in celebrating the one-of-a-kind book, Pīsim Finds Her Miskanow. The program includes a traditional ceremony, an introduction to the book project by Manitoba luminaries, and an author reading and book signing. Reception, art exhibit, and art sale will follow. This enchanting book deserves a place in every school in the province.

Wednesday, September 18

Book Launch - Transgressive Tales: Queering the Grimms. 
Edited by Kay Turner & Pauline Greenhill.
7:00 p.m. - Plug In ICA - 460 Portage Avenue (Buhler Building, University of Winnipeg)

The stories in the Grimm brothers’ Kinder- und Hausmärchen (Children’s and Household Tales), first published in 1812 and 1815, have come to define academic and popular understandings of the fairy tale genre. Yet over a period of forty years, the brothers, especially Wilhelm, revised, edited, sanitized, and bowdlerized the tales, publishing the seventh and final edition in 1857 with many of the sexual implications removed. However, the contributors in Transgressive Tales: Queering the Grimms demonstrate that the Grimms and other collectors paid less attention to ridding the tales of non-heterosexual implications and that, in fact, the Grimms’ tales are rich with queer possibilities.


 Wednesday, April 3rd
 Cultural Studies Lecture - Key Thinkers, Key Texts
12:30-2:00 p.m. (room 3M62)
Dr. Angela Failler: Jasbir Puar
This lecture is being presented by the Cultural Studies Graduate Program Committee, and is entitled "Jasbir Puar: Extrapolations from Terrorist Assemblages."  Recommended reading for this lecture: Puar's article "'The turban is not a hat:' queer diaspora and practices of profiling."

 Wednesday, April 10


Cultural Studies Lecture - Key Thinkers, Key Texts
12:30-2:00 p.m. (room 3M59)
Dr. Catherine Taylor: Michel Foucault
This lecture is being presented by the Cultural Studies Graduate Program Committee.  Further details T.B.A.

Thursday, March 14
Open Mic
6:30 - 9:00 p.m. (2M70)
All writers of all stripes!  Bring friends, bring your guitar, harmonica, banjo if you like (the acoustics are good and there's a good mic.)  If you're too shy to read or perform, come anyway.  Everyone is welcome!


Thursday, March 7th

Carol Shields Distinguished Lecture    Gregory Scofield
7:30 PM (Convocation Hall)
Gregory Scofield is UWinnipeg's Carol Shields Writer-in-Residence for 2013.  Scofield is known for his unique and dynamic reading style that blends oral storytelling, song, spoken word and the Cree language. His poetry and memoir, Thunder Through My Veins (HarperCollins, 1999) is taught at numerous universities and colleges throughout Canada and the U.S. and his work has appeared in many anthologies.


Wednesday, March 6th

Cultural Studies Lecture - Key Thinkers, Key Texts
12:30-2:00 p.m. (1L12)
Dr. Peter Melville: Jacques Derrida
This lecture is being presented by the Cultural Studies Graduate Program Committee, and is entitled “Tout autre est tout autre: Derrida and The Gift of Death.”   Recommended reading for this lecture: chapter 3 of Derrida's The Gift of Death.


Tuesday, February 12
Author Reading - bill bissett
10:30 a.m. - Eckhardt-Gramatté hall.
bill bissett is a Canadian poet and artist based in both Toronto and Vancouver.


Thursday, February 7

Open Mic
6:30 - 9:00 p.m. (2M70)
All writers of all stripes!  Bring friends, bring your guitar, harmonica, banjo if you like (the acoustics are good and there's a good mic.)  If you're too shy to read or perform, come anyway.  Everyone is welcome!

Wednesday, January 23
Cultural Studies Lecture - Key Thinkers, Key Texts  12:30-2:00 p.m. (5L24)
Dr. Andrew Burke: "Notes on Jameson"
This lecture is being presented by the Cultural Studies Graduate Program Committee.  Dr. Burke takes as his point of departure Fredric Jameson's 1979 article, "Reification and Utopia in Mass Culture." The article can be found here.


Wednesday, January 23
Author Reading- Sharon Butala
12:30 p.m. (3M64)
Sharon Butala is the author of sixteen books of both fiction and nonfiction, numerous essays and articles, some poetry and five produced plays.  Always most interested in the lives of women, she is working to reinterpret the West, telling the familiar stories from a different point of view, and adding the ones that nobody tells because they are too shocking, or too unpleasant, or appear to shed too bad a light on rural Western societies. They are the ones, she believes, that will at last round out the story of the settlement era in the West, and will point the way to the future.


Tuesday, October 23rd
Eden Robinson Reading
11:30 - 12:30 (2M77)
Eden Robinson is a Haisla/Heiltsuk author who grew up in Haisla, British Columbia.  Her first book, Traplines, a collection of short stories, won the Winifred Holtby Memorial Prize and was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year in 1998.  Monkey Beach, her first novel, was shortlisted for both The Giller Prize and the Governor General's Literary Award for fiction in 2000 and named a notable book by the Globe and Mail.  Her most recent novel is Blood Sports.


Wednesday, October 10th

MA Application Workshop
Facilitator: Andrew Burke
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Room: TBA

Friday, September 28th
Jonathan Ball
Mainstage: Poetry Bash @ 8:00 p.m.
Shaw Performing Arts Centre @ the Forks

Wednesday, September 26th
Grad School Info Session
Facilitator: Andrew Burke
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Room: TBA

Wednesday, September 19th
Marking Workshop
Facilitator: Andrew Burke
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Room: TBA

Tuesday, September 11th
 Jonathan Ball - Book Launch
The Politics of Knives
8:00 p.m.
McNally Robinson