Busy week on tap at Millennium Library
THE Millennium Library has a busier-than-usual lineup of events for book lovers this week. The long-running poetry open-mike reading series Speaking Crow runs Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Carol Shields Auditorium. The featured poet is Clarice Foster. On Thursday, Anne Mahon, author of The Lucky Ones, will read and discuss her book as part of the annual On the Same Page promotion, which focuses on one book to recommend to all Winnipeggers. Mahon will appear along with some of the people featured in her book, which tells the story of African immigrants to Manitoba. Next Saturday, writer in residence Meira Cook hosts a public forum on the art and joy of reading, sharing the stage with several book lovers who will discuss reading and the role it plays in their lives. Presenters at 11 a.m. will be Free Press columnist and reviewer Allison Gilmor and graphic novelist David Robertson; 1 p.m. presenters include native studies professor Peter Kulchyski, art curator Christabel Wiebe and the library’s Danielle Pilon.