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Wed, Oct 04


McNally Robinson Booksellers

The Twistical Nature of Spoons Book Launch

The Twistical Nature of Spoons Book Launch
The Twistical Nature of Spoons Book Launch

Time & Location

Oct 04, 2023, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

McNally Robinson Booksellers, 4000-1120 Grant Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3M 2A6, Canada

About the event

Join Patti Grayson for the launch of The Twistical Nature of Spoons (Turnstone Press) featuring a reading and a conversation hosted by Sarah Ens. A book signing will follow.

The launch will be hosted live in the Atrium of McNally Robinson Booksellers, Grant Park and also available as a simultaneous YouTube streamBefore arriving, please review details of how to attend physical events here at the store.The venue is accessible.

Blisse has guarded the family secret for her entire childhood. No one can know the origin of her unconventional birthday gifts. Her mother, Ina, has insisted that Blisse never tell a soul - believing it's the only way to keep her daughter safe from a dire fate. Together, mother and daughter must sift through their own versions of events to understand how the secret has led to the unravelling of their lives. Chock-full of masks and curses, art and magic, seduction and spoons, their stories are both fraught with misdirection and awash in whimsy. Can their revelations negate a tragic prediction? Or is the dissolution of love and family inevitable?

Patti Grayson is the author of two award-nominated novels and one award-nominated short fiction collection. Her debut novel, Autumn, One Spring, was translated into German and was a popular book club selection. She lives and writes from the prairies. The Twistical Nature of Spoons will be her fourth book.

Host Sarah Ens is a writer and editor based in Treaty 1 territory (Winnipeg, MB). Her poetry and nonfiction have appeared in numerous publications throughout North America. Sarah holds a BFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia and an MFA in Writing from the University of Saskatchewan. Her debut collection of poetry, The World Is Mostly Sky was shortlisted for the 2021 McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award and the 2022 Lansdowne Prize for Poetry. Flyway, her second book of poetry, was shortlisted for the 2023 McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award and is shortlisted for a 2023 Margaret McWilliams Award.

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