Regina FictionKNITstas

Coteau Books author Lisa Bird-Wilson reads from her book, "Just Pretending" at the Regina FictionKNITstas event.

Coteau Books author Lisa Bird-Wilson reads from her book, “Just Pretending” at the Regina FictionKNITstas event.

Turnstone Press' Faith Johnston shares her book, "The Only Man in the World" during her FictionKNITstas stop in Regina.

Turnstone Press’ Faith Johnston shares her book, “The Only Man in the World” during her FictionKNITstas stop in Regina.

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More than scandals in Ottawa

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Stella Harvey, Faith Johnston, Mary Hagey and Sheila Fischman join forces to distract the Books on Beechwood audience from the sad goings-on over on Parliament Hill.

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The Tour Takes Toronto: FictionKNITstas in the Big City

8175930094_cd0ba7dca4_zThe FictionKNITstas found themselves at Ben McNally Books for the eighth stop on the whirlwind cross-Canada author tour.

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Stella Harvey, Nicolai’s Daughters, and her gorgeous shawlette.

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Stella Harvey, Ailsa Kay, and Dora Dueck answer questions from the audience.

Toronto3Host Cordelia Strube and the lovely Fictionistas. Check out Ailsa’s gorgeous needle-work bag, courtesy of her knitter and inspired by her book Under Budapest! Absolutely stunning.

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Words Worth Reading in Waterloo

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Carrie Snyder looks on while Dede Crane, Ailsa Kay and Mary Hagey show off their knitwear after sharing words worth reading with the audience at Wordsworth Books in Waterloo.

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Winnipeg Event Pictures

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Photos from the May 31, 2013 Winnipeg Fictionknitsa event:

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A Warm Winnipeg Welcome for the Fictionknitsas

C_Diehl-audience-Wpg72Charlene Diehl and a capacity audience welcome the Fictionknitsas to Winnipeg.

 

F_Johnston-Wpg1-72Faith Johnston leads off the Winnipeg event with a reading from The Only Man in the World.

 

N_Dixon-Wpg1-72Nicole Dixon takes responsibility for the wet weather and flood warnings caused by the title of her book, High-Water Mark.

 

McNally_Treats-Wpg-72Oops. Momentarily distracted by the delicious dainties provided by Prairie Ink Café at McNally Robinson Booksellers. Mmmmmm!

 

L_Bird-Wilson-Wpg1-72Lisa Bird-Wilson wins out over the dainties, with the audience attentive to the heart-rending details in her reading.

 

D_Dueck-Wpg1-72Dora Dueck models one of the 2 (!)  lovely scarves made by her knitter Cheryl Anne Rector while she reads from What You Get at Home.

 

work-of-their-hands-Wpg-72Our knitters in the audience. No idle hands here… and it’s so much easier to knit when you’re listening rather than reading. None of those pesky pages to turn!

Char-Dora-Faith-Nicole-Lisa72Charlene Diehl puts the questions to the Fictionknitsas. Some surprising answers!

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CBC Manitoba Scene on the Fictionknitsas

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FictionKNITstas pairs women writers with knitters

Check out CBC Manitoba Scene’s blog posting on the Fictionknitsas.

http://www.cbc.ca/manitoba/scene/books/2013/05/30/fictionknitsas/

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