Head on down to the Krahn Barn in Neubergthal, MB for a very special evening of stories and music featuring Armin Wiebe reading from his short story collection, Armin's Shorts, and Paul Bergman performing music from his new CD Anthropology.
DATE: Saturday, June 4
TIME: 7 p.m.
LOCATION: The Krahn Barn
ADDRESS: 4134 Rd1W Neubergthal
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Call 204-324-1612
*This event marks the official opening of the Herdsman House Guest House and Artist in Residence.
A portion of the ticket sales will go towards subsidizing working artists coming to the Herdman House.
Listen to Paul Bergman: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfVWo1goc-Q
Showcasing a selection of stories from Armin Wiebe's 30 year writing career, Armin's Shorts features tales from the familiarly fictitious Mennonite community of Gutenthal, re-imagined origin stories from the Tlì¨chò¨ of the subarctic, and flights of pure fantasy set in modern day Winnipeg.
Funny enough to make your "grandmother sit up in her black trough coffin and laugh," and so gut wrenching you'll feel "that clunk in the heart, and that wrunsch in the stomach," master story teller, Armin Wiebe, presents a veritable smorgasbord of short stories that cover the gamut of human experience with a wry sense of humour, a stern sense of justice, and a warm and tender heart.
Armin Wiebe is the recipient of the Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction and the McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award. He has four published novels, one play, and his short stories have appeared in numerous anthologies. A teacher for many years, Armin Wiebe is now retired and lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba.