Manitoba Reads!

Friday, September 21, 2012 from 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm Archived

Salle Pauline-Boutal, Centre culturel franco-manitobain (CCFM), 340, boul. Provencher

THINAIR 2012 begins withManitoba Reads, an annual celebration of Manitoba’s rich writing culture. This summer, we posted a long list of twelve Manitoba titles on CBC Manitoba Scene. You stepped up to the task and voted that list down to the final four. At this year’s Manitoba Reads, our specially chosen team of advocates will do their best to convince you of the many merits of their chosen book. Consider the books, listen to the pitches at Manitoba Reads, then visit after the event to register your choice. The winner will be declared on CBC’s Weekend Morning Show on Sunday, September 23.
Tickets are $5, available at the door or in advance from
September 4-20; call (204) 927-7323 or visit

In contention for the attention of readers across this province…
•CC Benison’s Twelve Drummers Drumming, the first in a cozy new whodunit series featuring vicar Tom “Father” Christmas;
•Patti Grayson’s Autumn, One Spring, a story of tangled family relationships and the complications of going home;
•Struan Sinclair’s AutomaticWorld, a novel whose protagonist is combating his own amnesia with the memories of others;
•Rhea Tregebov’s The Knife Sharpener’s Bell, the narrative of a Jewish family’s doomed return to the Soviet Union..