Congratulations to Trish Cooper on Social Studies being #1 for McNally Robinson’s Paperback Fiction Bestseller’s list from February 19, 2017–March 1, 2017.
Scirocco Drama invites you to celebrate the launch of Social Studies by Trish Cooper.
Join us for some comedy and refreshments and a chance to pick up your copy of Social Studies.
Date: February 25, 2017
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: McNally Robinsion, Atrium, 1120 Grant Avenue
More information of the event can be found here.
Event: High Stakes Havoc 3 – Canada vs. Mexico
Date: Friday, October 28, 2016
Time: Doors open at 6 pm
Location: Club Regent Event Centre (1425 Regent Avenue, Winnipeg, MB.)
This event is open to ages 14+!
Find Roland Vandal at his booth to purchase a hard copy of Off The Ropes and get it personally signed!
Date: August 30, 2016
Time: 12 PM * subject to change
Located on the Canadian border, in Minnesota’s Northwest Angle, the Angle Inlet School is the only surviving one-room school in the state. Although sixty-five miles from Warroad, Minnesota, the school is part of the Warroad School District #690. Roland Vandal has been invited to speak about social issues pertaining to his book, as well as bullying, cyber-bullying, PTSD and abuse.
Roland Vandal has been invited to speak at Windigo Island, Ontario.
The topic: suicide prevention, bullying/cyber bullying, gender/sexuality issues. There will also be a book signing!
Located over 200 km east on Lake of the Woods.
Northwest angle 37
Date: August 30, 2016
Time: 1 PM
For Katherena Vermette, Winnipeg’s North End is a neighbourhood of colourful birds, stately elms, and always wily rivers. It is where a brother’s disappearance is trivialized by local media and police because he is young and aboriginal. It is also where young girls share secrets, movies, cigarettes, Big Gulps and stories of love—where a young mother full of both maternal trepidation and joy watches her small daughters as they play in the park.<--more-->
“In North End Love Songs, Katherena Vermette uses spare language and brief, telling sketches to illuminate the aviary of a prairie neighbourhood. Vermette’s love songs are unconventional and imminent, an examination and a celebration of family and community in all weathers, the beautiful as well as the less clement conditions. This collection is a very moving tribute, to the girls and the women, the boys and the men, and the loving trouble that has forever transpired between us.” – Joanne Arnott
“From a mixed-blood Métis woman with Mennonite roots, Kate weaves a story that winds its way through the north end (Nor-tend) of Winnipeg. It’s a story of death, birth, survival, beauty and ugliness; through it all there are glimmers of hope, strength, and a will to survive whatever this city throws at you.” – Duncan Mercredi
Katherena Vermette is a Canadian writer, who won the Governor General’s Award for English-language poetry in 2013 for her collection North End Love Songs. Vermette is of Métis descent and from Winnipeg, Manitoba. She was a MFA student in creative writing at the University of British Columbia.
Her children’s picture book series The Seven Teachings Stories was published by Portage and Main Press in 2015. In addition to her own publications, her work has also been published in the literary anthology Manitowapow: Aboriginal Writings from the Land of Water. She is a member of the Aboriginal Writers Collective of Manitoba, and edited the anthology xxx ndn: love and lust in ndn country in 2011.
Vermette has described her writing as motivated by an activist spirit, particularly on First Nations issues. The title of her book refers to Winnipeg’s North End.