The Griffin Poetry Prize

On May 31st the Koerner Hall was transformed into a world of words. It was a lovely venue for such a wonderful event. The next day Dionne Brand and Gjertrud Schnackenberg were announced as winners of the prestigious award. Visit the U of T Bookstore for your autographed copies of the books as well as the Anthology edited by Tim Lilburn.

Guy Maddin

A whole week with Guy Maddin! What more could you ask for?

Last week, for four days Innis College hosted the famous Canadian filmmaker Guy Maddin. Maddin spoke about his influences and his home town of Winnipeg.

As well as his lectures and a roundtable talk there were free screenings of his films My Winnipeg and Brand Upon the Brain with the man himself narrating.

People lined up every night hours before his lectures and stayed to hang out well after each event was officially over. Maddin signed copies of his book My Winnipeg, a book of stills, outtakes, family photos, emails, essays, animations, notebook pages and collages. The book includes the screenplay of the movie and an in-depth interview with Michael Ondaatje. It is also available with the DVD of the movie.

If you didn’t get a chance to pick up a copy of the book there are still some autographed books at the store.