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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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Montreal Gazette alerts knitters

The Montreal Gazette‘s Ian McGillis has sent the word out that it’s okay to bring your knitting to the Montreal Fictionknitsa event.

http://www.montrealgazette.com/entertainment/books/Fine+Print+Fiction+fans+invited+join+close+knit/8463176/story.html

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From Regina’s Metro News

Regina’s Metro News gives readers a heads-up about the Fictionknitsa event.

http://metronews.ca/news/regina/689103/literary-event-combining-public-readings-and-knitting-coming-to-regina/

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CBC Calgary talks to Ali Bryan & her knitter Lana Hames

Never mind fashionistas, what about fictionknitstas? The event tonight matches a fiction writer with a knitter who knits a work inspired by the author’s work. CBC’s Doug Dirks talks to Calgary writer Ali Bryan and knitting designer Lana Hames. Listen to The Homestretch interview here:

http://www.cbc.ca/homestretch/episode/2013/05/28/knitting-and-writing-come-together/

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‘The People’ Have Spoken: FictionKNITstas in Vancouver

people2The People’s Co-Op bookstore was the host of the second stop on the FictionKNITsta tour.

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Stella Harvey with her knitter Monica. You can check out Monica’s hands-on experience knitting Stella’s shawlette here! Stella also had some lovely thoughts regarding the experience of knitting and fiction crossing paths.

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Gillian Campbell, Stella Harvey, Cathy Ace and Nicole Dixon showing off their books and their knitwear.

Van1Stella Harvey reads from her novel Nicolai’s Daughters to the assembled masses.

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