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My Word! Larry Updike Launching New Book

My Word! Larry Updike Launching New Book

Larry Updike
Larry Updike

A Winnipeg radio personality is launching a new book about his life on Friday.

“My Word! The Larry Updike Story” is Updike’s journey through his life, career, and his time as an ordained minister.

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Chris Hadfield to Sign Copies of New Book

Col. Chris A. Hadfield
Col. Chris A. Hadfield (CANADIAN SPACE AGENCY)

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield will share his experiences from space on November 13 when he signs copies of his new book.

An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth” will be showcased at McNally Robinson Booksellers in Grant Park.

Hadfield offers readers extraordinary stories from his life as an astronaut, and shows how to make the impossible a reality. He dominated social media during his time commanding the International Space Station with his stunning photographs on Twitter and commentary from the journey.

His music video, a zero-gravity version of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity,” received more than 10 million views in its first three days online.

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‘Careers For Kids’ to Guide Young Minds into the Workforce

Careers For KidsThe author of a new book to help children decide what they want to be when they grow up will launch next week.

Robert Shewchuk is the literary mind behind Careers For Kids — How To Help Your Kids Choose A Career.

The book was written to inform, advise and teach Canadian parents how to help their children find real job security, uncover their kids’ career and life potential, save as much as $25,000 in wasted tuition fees, and keep their kids from wasting their talents in low-wage jobs.

“If you are a parent, you should be concerned about what awaits your children when they leave the security of the high school system,” Shewchuk said.

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Tickets to David Suzuki’s ‘Eco Tour’ on Sale

Tickets to David Suzuki’s ‘Eco Tour’ on Sale

David Suzuki (CHRISD.CA FILE)

Tickets to see award-winning geneticist and broadcaster David Suzuki in Winnipeg this fall are now on sale.

Suzuki will be joined by bestselling author and economist Jeff Rubin for an evening of discussion on how to create a truly sustainable future. The two will appear in the John Hirsch Theatre at the Manitoba Theatre Centre on Monday, October 1 as part of the Eco Tour.

Tickets are $15 and available at McNally Robinson Booksellers in Grant Park, in-person or by calling (204) 475-0483.

The evening is co-presented by CBC Manitoba, Greystone Books and Random House of Canada.

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David Suzuki’s ‘Eco Tour’ Coming to Winnipeg in October

David Suzuki’s ‘Eco Tour’ Coming to Winnipeg in October

David Suzuki (CHRISD.CA FILE)

Author and TV host David Suzuki is about to embark on a nationwide speaking tour this fall.

Suzuki will be joined by bestselling author and former CIBC chief economist Jeff Rubin for the Eco Tour — focusing on ecology and economics.

“The challenge with climate change is not how can we afford to reduce emissions, but how can we construct an economy that lives within the confines of nature’s boundaries,” Suzuki said in a release. “The only thing we can change is what we create ourselves and the only thing we can manage is our own species. I’m looking forward to exploring these issues with Jeff Rubin, one of Canada’s most respected economic thinkers.”

Suzuki and Rubin will be at the John Hirsch Theatre, Manitoba Theatre Centre Mainstage on Monday, October 1.

Former Goldeyes’ Manager Launching New Book

Former Goldeyes’ Manager Launching New Book

John Hindle's new book, 'Making Contact' (HANDOUT)

The former manager of the Winnipeg Goldeyes is coming out with a book about his life experience’s since leaving the team 10 years ago.

John Hindle was the Goldeyes’ original manager from 1994-2002 before holding a similar role with the Sioux Falls Canaries in 2004.

The Winnipegger has gone on to have success in other fields since leaving baseball, including operating and then selling his sporting goods business, Home Run Sports.

Hindle is a now a professional speaker, author and consultant and in “Making Contact,” talks about connecting in a meaningful way with others while sharing insight on his experience with the Goldeyes, running his own business and the success working with the World Women’s Hockey Championship.

A book launch will take place Tuesday, May 22 at McNally Robinson Booksellers at Grant Park at 8 p.m.

Authors Narrowed Down as ‘Manitoba Reads’ Finalists

By Brian Schultz

Finalists in the first-ever Manitoba Reads event have been chosen as part of the Winnipeg International Writers Festival.

A panel of judges will debate a series of books down to a single title on September 24 during the closing Mainstage show of THIN AIR 2011.

Judges and their titles of choice to be debated include Alison Gillmor (Reading by Lightning by Joan Thomas), Vincent Ho (The Life of Helen Betty Osborne by David Alexander Robertson), Paul Jordan (Bandit by Wayne Tefs), and Niigon Sinclair (Where Nests the Water Hen by Gabrielle Roy).

The books were chosen among 16 titles written by Manitoba authors. At the end of the voting period, four judges each selected one of the remaining eight titles as their top pick.

“This is so exciting,” said Charlene Diehl, director of THIN AIR. “The top four books truly represent the talented authors Manitoba has to offer.”

The line-up at this year’s THIN AIR includes Miriam Toews, Guy Vanderhaeghe, Wayne Tefs and Waubgeshig Rice. Festival events will take place at a variety of venues around Manitoba, including the Oodena Celebration Circle, the Park Theatre, Red River College, University of Manitoba, University of Winnipeg, and the Manitoba Theatre for Young People.

Manitoba Authors Vying for Top Spot in New Competition

By David Klassen

A new competition to choose one book for Manitobans to read simultaneously is open for voting.

Manitoba Reads is a joint challenge put together by the Winnipeg International Writers Festival, McNally Robinson Booksellers and CBC Manitoba SCENE.

The competition is based on the Canada Reads model and allows voters the choice of 16 books to choose from. The top eight books will go to the next level. Four book advocates will each choose a finalist, and then debate them down to a single title on September 24 at the closing Mainstage show of THIN AIR 2011.

Online voting closes July 29 at CBC.ca.

Free Public Forum to Be Held on Bacteria and Antibiotics

By Brian Schultz

A group of experts will discuss research on bacteria and antibiotics at a free public forum on Tuesday put on by the University of Manitoba.

Sergio Fanella, assistant professor in the U of M’s Faculty of Medicine, Brian Mark, associate professor in the U of M’s department of microbiology and the department of biochemistry and medical genetics, and Michael Mulvey of the National Microbiology Laboratory will discuss the topic and field questions.

“Antibiotics: How the Bugs are Fighting Back” will begin at 7 p.m. at McNally Robinson Booksellers inside Grant Park Shopping Centre.

Composers Converging Tonight for Panel Discussion

Composers Converging Tonight for Panel Discussion

A panel of composers will come together tonight at McNally Robinson Booksellers for a Composer Panel, part of the upcoming Cluster Festival.

The Cluster New Music and Integrated Arts Festival will run from March 24-26 at venues throughout Winnipeg.

Audiences will get a preview of what to expect in the days to come as six composers from this year’s festival converse on their area of expertise beginning at 7 p.m.

Hosted by Winnipeg’s own Michael Matthews, the panel will feature Gordon Fitzell (Winnipeg), Alexandra Fol (Montreal), Brian Harman (Montreal), Giorgio Magnanensi (Vancouver, BC), Jerry Semchyshyn (Winnipeg), and Thierry Tidrow (Amsterdam, NL).

Topics on the table include the compositional process, multidisciplinary collaboration, the future of new music, and more.