ON THE SAME PAGE -- MANITOBA'S BOOK CLUB
Beatrice Mosionier (left), author of In Search of April Raintree, the inaugural selection for the first year of On The Same Page. In this fifth year of the program, Beatrice's writing appears again in Manitowapow: Aboriginal Writings from the Land of Water.
On April 11, Neechi Commons, 865 Main St., was the venue for the wrap up celebration of On The Same Page 2012-13.
Many thanks to the editors, Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair and Warren Cariou, of this year's featured title. They engaged readers of all ages at events in Winnipeg and during a tour of Norway House and The Pas. Thanks also go to the many writers who contributed to the anthology, some of whom accompanied the editors at events to read from their work.
More than 800 free copies of the books were distributed to libraries across Manitoba, high schools in Winnipeg, First Nations schools across the province, and many other agencies and organizations.
On The Same Page, a project of The Winnipeg Foundation and Winnipeg Public Library, encourages all Manitobans to read, and talk about, the same book at the same time. The program includes book giveaways,
author appearances and special events inspired by the feature book.