Armin Wiebe

 

Armin Wiebe’s stage play, The Moonlight Sonata of Beethoven Blatz, premiered to enthusiastic reviews and sold out audiences at Theatre Projects Manitoba in April, 2011. A second production of the play was staged at Station Arts Centre, Rosthern, Saskatchewan in July and August, 2016.  Wine and Little Breads won 1st prize in the Rhubarb Magazine Winnipeg Mennonite Theatre One-Act Play Contest and was produced in November, 2014 by Winnipeg Mennonite Theatre. He is also the author of three novels set in the fictional Mennonite town of Gutenthal, Manitoba: The Salvation of Yasch Siemens, Murder in Gutenthal, and The Second Coming of Yeeat Shpanst, as well as the award-winning novel Tatsea, set in the Canadian subarctic of the 1760s. His work is renowned for the musicality of its dialect and dialogue. For a dozen years an instructor of creative writing at Red River College, he has also served as writer-in-residence at libraries in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and Dauphin, Manitoba, and the Centre for Creative Writing and Oral Culture at the University of Manitoba. After spending six years in the Northwest Territories in 1980s, he now makes his home in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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