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Three Signature Titles shortlisted for Manitoba Book Awards

Signature Editions has thee titles shortlisted for the 2018 Manitoba Book Awards
We hope to see our Winnipeg peeps at the Manitoba Book Awards this Friday, June 15 to cheer on our 3 shortlisted titles:
Tenille K. Campbell's#IndianLovePoems up for the Mary Scorer Best Book by a Manitoba Publisher
Ted Landrum's Midway Radicals & Archi-Poems up for the Lansdowne Prize for Poetry
Jim Nason's Spirit of a Hundred Thousand Dead Animals up for the Manuela Dias Book Design Award
Awards will be handed out this Friday, June 15 at the Manitoba Book Awards Gala
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM at Robert B. Schultz Lecture Theatre 91 Ralph Campbell Rd., Winnipeg
Tickets available online through eventbrite.ca

The Last Chance Ladies Book Club

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Congratulations to Marlis Wesseler who has been shortlisted for the 2018 High Plains Book Awards in the category Woman Writer for her book The Last Chance Ladies' Book Club, published by Signature Editions. The High Plains Book Awards recognize regional authors and/or literary works which examine and reflect life on the High Plains including the US states of Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Nebraska, Colorado, and Kansas, and the Canadian provinces of Alberta, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan.

Tenille K. Campbell a finalist for the Emerging Indigenous Voices prize

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A big congratulations to Tenille Campbell on her selection as a finalist for the inaugural Emerging Indigenous Voices prizes! And a hearty congratulations to all the deserving finalists.

Inaugural Emerging Indigenous Voices award finalists revealed

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Inaugural Emerging Indigenous Voices award finalists revealed
The finalists for the inaugural Emerging Indigenous Voices prizes have been announced. In its first year, $25,000 will be distributed to winners in seven categories, as selected by jurors Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm, Gregory Scofield, Jean Sioui, and Richard Van Camp. A gala event will take place on May 29 in Regina.

Most Significant Work of Prose in English by an Emerging Indigenous Writer • Carleigh Baker, Bad Endings (Anvil Press)
• Dawn Dumont, Glass Beads (Thistledown Press)
• Aviaq Johnston, Those Who Run in the Sky (Inhabit Media)
• Joanne Robertson, The Water Walker (Second Story Press)

Most Significant Work of Prose in French by an Emerging Indigenous Writer
• Naomie Fontaine, Manikanetish (Memoire d’Encrier)
• J. D. Kurtness, De Vengeance (L’Instant Meme)

Best Unpublished Poetic Piece in French
• Marie-Andrée Gill, “Uashteu”

Most Significant Work in an Alternative Format by an Emerging Indigenous Writer
• Keith Barker, This is How We Got Here (Playwrights Canada)
• Cliff Cardinal, Huff & Stitch  (Playwrights Canada Press)
• Mich Cota, Musical Selections o Heather Igloliorte, Sakkijâjuk (Goose Lane Editions)
• Mika Lafond, Nipê Wânîn (Thistledown Press)

Most Significant Work of Poetry in English by an Emerging Indigenous Writer
• Billy-Ray Belcourt, This Wound is a World (Frontenac House)
Tenille K. Campbell, #IndianLovePoems (Signature Editions)
• Joshua Whitehead, full-metal indigiqueer (Talon Books)

Unpublished Poetic Piece(s) by an Emerging Indigenous Writer
• David Agecoutay, “Poetic Selections”
• Brandi Bird “Two Poems”
• Francine Merasty “Poetry of a Northern Rez Girl”
• Smokii Sumac, “#haikuaday and other poems”

Unpublished Prose Piece by an Emerging Indigenous Writer
• Treena Chambers, “Hair Raizing”
• Elaine McArthur, “Queen Bee”
• Tom Nazbah, “The Hand Trembler”
• Amanda Peters, “Pejipug (Winter Arrives)”

Quill & Quire May 18, 2018

University of Regina Press, Tenille Campbell, Beth Goobie win Saskatchewan Book Awards

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Poet Tenille Campbell and the University of Regina Press were the big winners at this year’s Saskatchewan Book Awards, which took place April 28 in Regina. Campbell’s debut poetry collection, #IndianLovePoems (Signature Editions), received two awards, as did breathing at dusk by Beth Goobie (Coteau Books). The University of Regina Press swept all three publishers’ awards, and picked up a scholarly writing prize for Kathleen Carlisle’s Fiery Joe: The Maverick Who Lit Up the West.
Awards for Writers
Regina Public Library Book of the Year Award
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Extended Families by Ven Begamudré (Coteau Books)
Muslims for Peace and Justice Fiction Award
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Glass Beads by Dawn Dumont (Thistledown Press)
University of Saskatchewan Non-Fiction Award
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Islands of Grass by Trevor Herriot; Branimir Gjetvaj, photog. (Coteau)
Rasmussen, Rasmussen & Charowsky Indigenous Peoples’ Writing Award
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#Indian Love Poems by Tenille K. Campbell (Signature Editions)*
O’Reilly Insurance and The Co-operators First Book Award:
#Indian Love Poems by Tenille K. Campbell (Signature)*
Saskatchewan Arts Board Poetry Award
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breathing at dusk by Beth Goobie (Coteau Books)
Children’s Literature Award:
When the Trees Crackle with Cold by Bernice Johnson-Laxdal and Miriam Körner (Your Nickel’s Worth Publishing)
City of Saskatoon and Public Library Saskatoon Book Award
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breathing at dusk by Beth Goobie (Coteau)
City of Regina Book Award
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Islands of Grass by Trevor Herriot (photographs by Branimir Gjetvaj) (Coteau)
Jennifer Welsh Scholarly Writing Award
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Fiery Joe: The Maverick Who Lit Up the West by Kathleen Carlisle (University of Regina Press)
Publishers’ awards
Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport Publishing Award
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University of Regina Press, Claiming Anishinaabe by Lynn Gehl
Publishing in Education Award
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University of Regina Press, Speaking in Cod Tongues by Lenore Newman
Saskatoon Public Library Indigenous Peoples’ Publishing Award
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University of Regina Press, Aaniiih/Gros Ventre Stories, compiled and edited by Terry Brockie and Andrew Cowell

Quill & Quire May 7th, 2018

Saskatchewan Book Awards winners The Saskatchewan Book Awards marked its 25th year this weekend.

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The Saskatchewan Book Awards marked 25 years of excellence in writing and publishing in this province, handing out this year’s annual awards in 13 categories on the weekend.

Debut author Tenille Campbell, poet Beth Goobie, and previous winning author Trevor Herriot each took home two awards at the ceremony, which attracted some 300 book lovers to the Conexus Arts Centre in Regina.
Regina Leader-Post April 30, 2018

Tenille K. Campbell takes home awards!

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Tenille K. Campbell takes home both the First Book Award and the Indigenous Peoples' Writing Award for #IndianLovePoems at the Saskatchewan Book Awards! Congratulations, Tenille!

Last Chance Ladies’ Book Club shortlisted for three awards at the Saskatchewan Book Awards

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Last Chance Ladies' Book Club shortlisted for three awards at the Saskatchewan Book Awards Dawn Dumont has been nominated for four Saskatchewan Book Awards for her short-story collection The Glass Beads (Thistledown Press), making the Plains Cree author the most celebrated at this year’s literary prizes. Naturalist Trevor Herriot is shortlisted for three awards for the Islands of Grass(Coteau Books), featuring photographs of the prairie grasslands by photographer Branimir Gjetvaj. Also shortlisted for three awards is Marlis Wesseler for her novel, The Last Chance Ladies’ Book Club (Signature Editions). A full list of nominees in all 13 categories is available on the awards’ website. Winners will be announced April 28 at the Conexus Arts Centre in Regina. Quill & Quire Feb.26.17

Roland Vandal is Our Manitoba Hero!

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Congratulations to Roland Vandal on being one of Our Manitoba Heroes for 2017!
"Our Manitoba Heroes recognize individuals in our province who make an impact in our communities and our 2017 Heroes are no exception...Thank you to our Heroes for all that they do. Your selfless efforts continue to inspire us all to make a difference!"

https://www.facebook.com/ManitobaHeroes/

Lise Gaston - Rob McLennan blog interview Aug 6 2017

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Rob McLennan's Blog: 12 or 20 (second series) questions with Lise Gaston David W. McFadden once said that books come from books, but are there any other forms that influence your work, whether nature, music, science or visual art? "Cityscapes was heavily influenced not by any specific work of art, but by historical ways of seeing, particularly the picturesque movement, with its romanticization of ruin, its coloured glasses. My work is influenced by place in general, whether urban or “natural”—I’m particularly intrigued by how unclean those categories are." View Lise's full interview at: http://robmclennan.blogspot.ca/2017/08/12-or-20-second-series-questions-with_6.html

CBC Radio

Tenille K. Campbell on “New Fire” Podcast – CBC Radio

Tenille K. Campbell is the first guest for the new CBC radio podcast "New Fire" with Lisa Charleyboy. In this radio segment she answers interview questions while reading a few poems from her book.
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Tenille K. Campbell is the author of #IndianLovePoems

Sunday July 23, 2017

Winnipeg

UMFM 105.1

Tenille K. Campbell – UMFM

Tenille talks with UMFM's Jesse A. Thistle for At The Edge Of Canada: Indigenous Research. Click the link to listen to the podcast! http://archive.umfm.com/podcast_downloads/20170717-341.mp3
(MP3 file, 29 minutes)

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Tenille K. Campbell is the author of #IndianLovePoems

#IndianLovePoems is #65 on The Great Canadian Reading List

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#IndianLovePoems is #65 on CBC's list of The Great Canadian reading list: 150 books to read for Canada 150.

Read the full list at: http://www.cbc.ca/books/the-great-canadian-reading-list-150-books-to-read-for-canada-150-1.4212815

The Back Channels by Jennifer Houle wins the J.M. Abraham Poetry Award

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The 2017 East Coast Literary Awards announce Jennifer Houle as winner of the J.M. Abraham Poetry Award for her debut collection, The Back Channels.

Can’t Lit Podcast with Tenille K. Campbell, May 29, 2017

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Hosts Dina and Daniel sit down and have a fun chat about writing life, sex, desires, and culture in Tenille K. Campbell's new poetry book #IndianLovePoems. Visit the full site at http://cantlit.libsyn.com/046-cant-lit-tenille-campbell?tdest_id=201220

Behold Things Beautiful on The New Quarterley

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Sivan Slapak at The New Quarterlery features Behold Things Beautiful by Cora Siré in "Who's Reading What for Issue 147". Check out the full posting at: https://tnq.ca/whos-reading-issue-142/

The Emergence of Lyme disease in Canada

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Winnipeg Public Library Invites Applications for the Position of Writer-in-Residence for 2017-18

We welcome interested Signature authors to apply!

Application deadline: Monday, June 12, 2017

For more information, please go to: http://wpl.winnipeg.ca/library/whatshappening/writerinres.aspx

Midway Radicals & Archi-Poems on McNally’s Best Sellers!

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Midway Radicals & Archi-Poems is listed in the top five Paperback Fiction titles for McNally Robinson's Best Sellers list for the week of April 23 – May 3. Way to go, Ted!

The Spanish Boy wins the Mary Scorer Award!

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The Spanish Boy by C.S. Reardon is this year's winner of the Mary Scorer Book Award for Best Book by a Manitoba Publisher!