Get your tickets to Speaking Volumes, Saturday, May 10, to keep our popular practicum program flourishing!
Join us at our annual gala, Speaking Volumes, on Saturday, May 10 at Fort Gibraltar, 866 rue St. Joseph in old St. Boniface, featuring award-winning writers Méira Cook and Kristian Enright. This benefit directly supports Prairie Fire’s ongoing, in-depth practicum in publishing program.
In 2013 Méira Cook received the McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award for her novel The House on Sugarbush Road, and Kristian Enright both the John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Manitoba Writer and the Eileen McTavish Sykes Award for Best First Book for his poetry collection sonar. Christina Fawcett will be our lovely host.
This benefit is held annually to raise funds for Prairie Fire’s work practicum program, through which every year we welcome students into our office for hands-on internships that run anywhere from two weeks to seven months. By supporting Speaking Volumes, you are helping us create the foundation for tomorrow’s publishing professionals.
The evening starts with cocktails and voyageur-style hatchet throwing at 6 pm and is followed by a fabulous dinner and readings by our special guests. This event also features an amazing collection of Rainbow and Silent Auction prizes, including the work of renowned artist Aganetha Dyck. You’ll also meet this year’s wonderfully talented practicum students, Shanleigh Klassen and Lulu Akhanamoya.
Tickets are $70 (a tax receipt will be issued for a portion of the ticket price). Cocktails start at 6 pm, dinner at 7 pm and readings begin at 8 pm.
You can purchase tickets through our website, from McNally Robinson Booksellers, Prairie Fire’s board of directors, or through the Prairie Fire office.
We look forward to seeing you there!