Winnipeg, August 20, 2015 — Appearing at the Winnipeg International Writers Festival this September are two Turnstone Press authors, Armin Wiebe and K. I. Press.

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To get a taste of Armin Wiebe, catch his nooner at the Millenium library on September 22, 12:15 to 12:45 p.m., for a reading and Q and A. Admission is free.

September 22, 7:30 p.m., Armin Wiebe is featured on the Thin Air mainstage at Shaw Performing Arts Centre, as part of Other Times, Other Places, an exploration of memory and landscape.


Wiebe also travels to Brandon University on September 23 for a reading at 10:40 a.m., admission is free, and a writing workshop at 3:30 p.m., $10 admission.

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Launching his collection of short stories, Armin’s Shorts, this September, Armin Wiebe is the recipient of the Margaret Lawrence Award for Fiction and the McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award. He has four published novels, one play, and his short stories have appeared in numerous anthologies.

Showcasing a selection of stories from Armin Wiebe's 30 year writing career, Armin's Shorts features the familiar fictitious Mennonite community of Gutenthal, re-imagined origin stories from the Tłı̨chǫ of the subarctic, and flights of pure fantasy set in modern day Winnipeg.

Funny enough to make your "grandmother sit up in her black trough coffin and laugh," and so gut wrenching you'll feel "that clunk in the heart, and that wrunsch in the stomach," master story teller, Armin Wiebe, presents a veritable smorgasbord of short stories that cover the gamut of human experience with a wry sense of humour, a stern sense of justice, and a warm and tender heart.

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K. I. Press is featured on the Thin Air mainstage on September 24, 7:30 p.m., as part of Toying with the Script, a gathering of word stylists who love to play with language.

Her work has received much critical praise and has been shortlisted for the Pat Lowther and ReLit Awards.



ExqMonstersCVR webLaunched in the spring of 2015, Exquisite Monsters is Karen's fourth collection of poetry. With vicious wit, K. I. Press pries open the intimacies of our lives. Fearless and weird, she splays open motherhood and mourning, laying them cheek by jowl next to biomechanical androids, and explosions of pop culture myths.

And with every copy of Exquisite Monsters, enjoy your very own phantasmagorical, gender defying, reconfigurable, exquisite monster making machine. Perforated for her/his pleasure.




Turnstone Press
Founded in a Winnipeg pub in 1976 to publish chapbooks by Manitoba poets, Turnstone Press has become one of the most highly regarded book publishers in western Canada, publishing not only poetry but also fiction, literary criticism and non-fiction. In 1998 Turnstone Press launched Ravenstone Books, an imprint dedicated to mysteries, thrillers, and noir fiction. Turnstone Press is committed to our literary and cultural role in Manitoba and Canada and our mandate reflects this. We publish only Canadian authors or landed immigrants, we strive to publish a significant number of new writers, to publish in a variety of genres, and to publish 50 per cent Manitoba writers and/or books with Manitoba content.

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