Manitoba writer Mitchell Toews will be among those doing readings of flash fiction & excerpts from longer work at ArtSpace May 25 Noon-2 PM on the fifth floor (up on the roof, weather permitting).
It’s part of the Doors Open event and he has volunteered on behalf of the Manitoba Writers’ Guild 425-100 Arthur Street, Wpg.
Each building tour, on the half-hour, will stop for a brief reading: Seven-minute excursions into the boreal, towards the dim light, to the bottom of the sky, and screwed to the sticking spot, all for free in the 119-year-old Gault Building, now home to ARTSPACE.
Readings may include selections from:
- “I am Otter”
- “Sweet Caporals at Dawn”
- “A Plum of a Night” (for groups with lots of little kids)
- “Operation Night Bandit” (for groups with lots of exhausted young moms)
- “Pinching Zwichack”
- “In the Dim Light Beyond the Fence” (for groups with more than one Blue Jays cap in evidence)
- The opening sequence of “The Fisherman’s Story”, Part Two in a trilogy.
- “Wide Winter River”, an excerpt from the short story, “The Margin of the River”
“I try to write about everyday people and events, but to see the drama in these lives. Regardless of whether the story takes a turn towards humour, or sorrow, or action, or even fantasy, I often come at it from an underlying perspective of hope, often with a good dose of emotion and courage in the mix.”—Mitchell Toews