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Turnstone Titles Dominate Manitoba Book Awards Shortlists

WINNIPEG-Turnstone Press books will be competing against each other again this year at the Manitoba Book Awards. Five out of Turnstone's eight 2011 titles were shortlisted in eight different categories, some with multiple nominations. Bob Armstrong, whose comic novel Dadolescence was published by Turnstone Press in September of 2011, was nominated for the John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Manitoba Writer. Bandit: A Portrait of Ken Leishman by Wayne Tefs was shortlisted for five different…
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Fresh Perspective: Grandmaison's groundbreaking Prairie tours west

If everyone could see the Canadian Prairies the way Mike Grandmaison does through his viewfinder, the jokes about boring wheat fields and dogs running away for days within sight would stutter to silence, glazed-over eyes would shake into focus and mouths would gape. Mike Grandmaison's Prairie and Beyond (Turnstone Press) brings a groundbreaking perspective to Canada's notorious flatland in the award-winning Canadian photographer's most intimate collection of photographs to date.
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Mike Grandmaison brings stunning photo collection to Regina conference

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WINNIPEG - Award-winning Canadian photographer Mike Grandmaison will speak at the Frame by Frame PhotoForum 2012 presented by the Regina Photo Club April 13 to 15. Grandmaison is touring with a collection of his most intimate photography to date, Mike Grandmaison’s Prairie and Beyond. Published this spring by Turnstone Press, the full-colour hard-cover oeuvre contains images Grandmaison has captured from five different regions that make up and surround his beloved Canadian prairies.…
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Mike Grandmaison heads west to tour new prairie book of photography

Mike Grandmaison is gearing up to tour his new book of photography, Mike Grandmaison's Prairie and Beyond, this April. Mike Grandmaison will be a guest speaker at the Frame by Frame Photo Forum from April 12 to 15. He will also be touring Alberta and Saskatchewan from April 16-22. In Calgary, he will do a slideshow presentation for his book, an event sponsored by Pages on Kensington. Time and exact location TBA. Stay tuned for…
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Sarah Klassen and Dave Williamson to launch new titles in spring 2012

Sarah Klassen will launch her new poetry collection, Monstrance, at McNally Robinson Booksellers in Winnipeg on Wednesday, April 18 at 8:00 p.m. She is the featured poet at the upcoming Speaking Crow poetry series on Tuesday, March 6, 7:00 pm at Pop Soda's Coffeehouse and Gallery, 625 Portage Avenue in Winnipeg. Sarah Klassen has been invited to speak at the Manitoba Writers' Guild first ever Symposium on Manitoba Writing taking place May 10 to 12,…
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Turnstone Tops in 2011

Once again Turnstone Press titles have been named to a number of "Best of 2011" lists. We're delighted to see that readers have been enjoying our books as much as we do. Among the favourites for 2011 are Bandit: a novel by Wayne Tefs, Portraits of Winnipeg: The River City in Pen and Ink by Robert Sweeney, Hang Down Your Head by Janice Macdonald and Dadolescence by Bob Armstrong.
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Fictionistas in Winnipeg a blast

A gang of unstoppable women writers invaded Winnipeg's McNally Robinson Booksellers Wednesday night. Reading, laughing riotously, and handing out incredible door prizes, they made their mark on the crowd of over 30 enthusiastic visitors.
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Word on the Water Festival a success

Five Turnstone Press Authors took part in Kenora's Word on the Water Literary Festival October 21 to 23. David Annandale (the Jen Blaylock action series),  Karen Dudley (the Robyn Devara mystery series), and Dennis Cooley (Irene, seeing red) were all kept busy on Saturday, October 22, speaking on discussion panels and giving readings. Panels included mystery and crime fiction, fantasy genres, poetry and memoir. Discussion also turned to the future of getting published in the…
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Michelle Berry makes shortlist for ReLits

Turnstone Press is proud to announce that Michelle Berry's brilliantly smart and subversive collection of short stories I Still Don't Even Know You has been shortlisted for the 2011 ReLit Awards. The ReLit Awards is Canada's pre-eminent literary prize recognizing independent presses. The winners of this year's awards will be presented with a special commemorative ring in October 2011 at the Ottawa International Writers Festival.
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Turnstone makes shortlist for Manitoba Reads

Dead of Midnight and Bandit have made the shortlist for CBC's Manitoba Reads. Now it is up to the learned judges to pick their favourite four to battle it out at this year's Thin Air Writers Festival. Turnstone would like to thank everyone who cast a vote to get these great books on the shortlist.
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Turnstone Titles Represent at Manitoba Book Awards

WINNIPEG-Turnstone Press books will be competing against each other this year at the Manitoba Book Awards. Six out of Turnstone's eight 2010 titles were shortlisted in five different categories, some with multiple nominations. Ken Kowal, whose poetry collection Gimp Crow was published by Turnstone Press in September of 2010, was nominated for the John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Manitoba Writer. The awards will be presented on April 17 at the Centre culturel franco-manitobain. Cocktails…
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Michelle Berry Launches "Exquisite" Stories

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMICHELLE BERRY LAUNCHES "EXQUISITE" STORIESWINNIPEG-Turnstone Press is pleased to announce the launch of a new short-story collection by the popular story-writer and novelist, Michelle Berry. I Still Don't Even Know You will be showcased in a celebration at Titles Bookstore in Berry's home town of Peterborough on Thursday, April 29, at 7:00 p.m. Titles is located at 379 George Street North, telephone (705) 743-9610.In I Still Don't Even Know You, Berry dispenses with…
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