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About the Program

As the 'living room of the community', the public library is an ideal place for Manitoba's biggest book club! With generous funding from The Winnipeg Foundation and the enthusiastic participation of Manitoba libraries, bookstores and media, On The Same Page brings Manitobans together for a shared reading experience.

Past Features of the On The Same Page Reading Club:

On The Same Page Feature Book 2015 - 2016

On The Same Page announces this year's book

Winnipeg, MB – Manitobans have selected The Evolution of Alice by David Robertson as this year's featured book for the 8th annual On The Same Page, a province-wide reading initiative. The book is published by Portage & Main Press.

On The Same Page, a joint project between The Winnipeg Foundation and the 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 that will take place in early 2016.

One of four titles shortlisted for the 2015-16 On The Same Page program, The Evolution of Alice, garnered the most selections through online and in-person voting between June and September.

"I'm thrilled and humbled that The Evolution of Alice has been voted as the book to get all Manitobans 'on the same page.' It's especially humbling considering the amazing books I was shortlisted with; I didn't expect this. I want to thank The Winnipeg Foundation and the Winnipeg Public Library for this honour, and I hope Manitoba enjoys reading The Evolution of Alice," said Robertson.

"The public continues to select compelling reads for On The Same Page," said Rick Walker, Manager of Library Services. "David Robertson's book, The Evolution of Alice, is a heart wrenching story, but one that also offers the reader a message of forgiveness and hope. The societal issues that underlie the story will make for interesting programming that you will not want to miss."

"On The Same Page is a great community-building project that gets people reading and talking about important issues in our community. The Evolution of Alice will certainly inspire some powerful conversation," says Richard Frost, CEO of The Winnipeg Foundation.

On The Same Page was launched in 2008 and has featured the following works:

In Search of April Raintree by Beatrice Mosionier
Reading by Lightning by Joan Thomas
Juliana and the Medicine Fish by Jake MacDonald
The Setting Lake Sun / Le soleil du lac qui se couche by J.R. Léveillé
Manitowapow: Aboriginal Writings from the Land of Water edited by Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair and Warren Cariou
The Lucky Ones: African Refugees' Stories of Extraordinary Courage by Anne Mahon
North End Love Songs by Katherena Vermette

Congratulations to Wanda M. and Andrea G. who each won a prize pack containing a set of the 4 short listed titles!

On The Same Page - Celebrate the 2014-2015 Selection!

Manitoba readers have chosen North End Love Songs by Katherena Vermette as the book to read for On The Same Page 2014-2015!

Katherena Vermette photo "In spare, minimalist language, North End Love Songs attends to the demands of Indigenous and European poetics, braiding an elegant journey that takes us from Winnipeg's North End out into the world. We enter the undocumented lives of its citizens and celebrate them through Katherena Vermette's beautiful poems."
- Governor General's Literary Award for Poetry Judge's Note 2013

Check out North End Love Songs from the Library and join Manitoba's biggest book club!

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On The Same Page Windup (May 27, 2015)

Reader's Discussion Guide

Kate recommends great titles by Indigenous authors

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....count yourself in on the Reader's Tally.

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Last update: July 21, 2016