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Charlene Diehl puts the questions to the Fictionknitsas. Some surprising answers! McNally Robinson, Winnipeg, MB. May 31th, 2013

Charlene Diehl puts the questions to the Fictionknitsas. Some surprising answers!

Stella Harvey reads from her novel Nicolai’s Daughters to the assembled masses. People's Co-op Bookstore, Vancouver, B.C. May 28, 2013.

Stella Harvey reads from her novel Nicolai’s Daughters to the assembled masses. People's Co-op Bookstore, Vancouver, B.

Faith Johnston leads off the Winnipeg event with a reading from The Only Man in the World. McNally Robinson, Winnipeg, MB. May 31th, 2013

Faith Johnston leads off the Winnipeg event with a reading from The Only Man in the World.

Charlene Diehl and a capacity audience welcome the Fictionknitsas to Winnipeg. McNally Robinson, Winnipeg, MB. May 31th, 2013

Charlene Diehl and a capacity audience welcome the Fictionknitsas to Winnipeg.

Nicole Dixon takes responsibility for the wet weather and flood warnings caused by the title of her book, High-Water Mark. McNally Robinson, Winnipeg, MB. May 31th, 2013

Nicole Dixon takes responsibility for the wet weather and flood warnings caused by the title of her book, High-Water Mark.

Gillian Campbell, Stella Harvey, Cathy Ace and Nicole Dixon showing off their books and their knitwear. People's Co-op Bookstore, Vancouver, B.C. May 28, 2013.

Gillian Campbell, Stella Harvey, Cathy Ace and Nicole Dixon showing off their books and their knitwear. People's Co-op Bookstore, Vancouver, B.

L_Bird-Wilson-Wpg1-72Lisa Bird-Wilson wins out over the dainties, with the audience attentive to the heart-rending details in her reading. McNally Robinson, Winnipeg, MB. May 31th, 2013

Bird-Wilson wins out over the dainties, with the audience attentive to the heart-rending details in her reading.

Dora Dueck models one of the 2 (!)  lovely scarves made by her knitter Cheryl Anne Rector while she reads from What You Get at Home. McNally Robinson, Winnipeg, MB. May 31th, 2013

Dora Dueck models one of the 2 (!) lovely scarves made by her knitter Cheryl Anne Rector while she reads from What You Get at Home.

Stella Harvey with her knitter Monica. People's Co-op Bookstore, Vancouver, B.C. May 28, 2013.

Stella Harvey with her knitter Monica. People's Co-op Bookstore, Vancouver, B.

The FICTIONistas are FictionKNITstas this year, partnering with local knitters who created lovely items to tie-in with the books.

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Our knitters in the audience. No idle hands here… and it’s so much easier to knit when you’re listening rather than reading. None of those pesky pages to turn! McNally Robinson, Winnipeg, MB. May 31th, 2013

Our knitters in the audience. No idle hands here… and it’s so much easier to knit when you’re listening rather than reading. None of those pesky pages to turn!

Oops. Momentarily distracted by the delicious dainties provided by Prairie Ink Café at McNally Robinson Booksellers. Mmmmmm! McNally Robinson, Winnipeg, MB. May 31th, 2013

Momentarily distracted by the delicious dainties provided by Prairie Ink Café at McNally Robinson Booksellers.

Gillian Campbell reads from The Apple House. Beehive Wool Shop, Victoria, B.C. May 27, 2013. (Photo courtesy of Emily Shorthouse.)

Gillian Campbell reads from The Apple House. Beehive Wool Shop, Victoria, B. May (Photo courtesy of Emily Shorthouse.

Stella Harvey models the shawl inspired by Nicolai’s Daughters which was created for her by knitter Monica Miller. Beehive Wool Shop, Victoria, B.C. May 27, 2013. (Photo courtesy of Emily Shorthouse.)

Stella Harvey models the shawl inspired by Nicolai’s Daughters which was created for her by knitter Monica Miller. Beehive Wool Shop, Victoria, B. May (Photo courtesy of Emily Shorthouse.

Dede Crane, author of Every Happy Family welcomes the Fictionknitsas to Victoria. Beehive Wool Shop, Victoria, B.C. May 27, 2013. (Photo courtesy of Emily Shorthouse.)

Dede Crane, author of Every Happy Family welcomes the Fictionknitsas to Victoria. Beehive Wool Shop, Victoria, B. May (Photo courtesy of Emily Shorthouse.

Nicole Dixon reads from High-Water Mark. Beehive Wool Shop, Victoria, B.C. May 27, 2013. (Photo courtesy of Emily Shorthouse.)

Nicole Dixon reads from High-Water Mark. Beehive Wool Shop, Victoria, B. May (Photo courtesy of Emily Shorthouse.

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