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  • Pictures from the Winnipeg Radical Book Fair

    Posted on October 4th, 2010

    The Winnipeg Fernwood crew spent the weekend at the Winnipeg Radical Book Fair a few weeks back. Aside from terrific workshops from Gord Hill, David Hugill and Elizabeth Comack, the Fair was host to some great books and pamphlets from local and Canadian publishers, retailers and magazines, as well as…

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  • Prostitution Laws in Canada

    Posted on September 30th, 2010

    It was announced on Tuesday in an Ontario court that Canada’s prostitution laws were deemed unconstitutional. While prostitution is technically legal, the communication or soliciting of prostitution, earning a living off of a sex worker and the running of a brothel remained illegal. The implications of these prohibitions force…

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  • It Gets Better

    Posted on September 28th, 2010

    I don’t think I really need to say much of anything to introduce this video. Just watch it. It speaks for itself.For more on the subject of homophobia, transphobia and bullying in high school, check out Get That Freak, by Rebecca Haskell and Brian Burtch.

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  • Drive-by Saviours Book Launch

    Posted on September 23rd, 2010 in Book Launches

    I had the great pleasure of attending Chris Benjamin’s book launch (Drive-by Saviours) last night at the Company House in Halifax and it was awesome! By the end of the night everyone was sweating as the sheer number of guests raised the temperature about 10 degrees. Throw in a little…

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  • Book Launch this Friday in Winnipeg!

    Posted on September 22nd, 2010 in Book Launches

    Renowned writer and militant activist, Gord Hill, will speak at Mondragon Bookstore & Coffeehouse to celebrate the release of his book 500 Years of Indigenous Resistance. Things will kick off around 7:30 pm. For those who don’t already know, Mondragon is located at 91 Albert Street. Don’t miss out!Oh! Did…

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  • Fernwood Author Scales Skyscraper

    Posted on September 8th, 2010

    Heather Kuttai, author of Maternity Rolls, just finished repelling down a 22-story skyscraper in downtown Saskatoon as part of a fundraiser for Easter Seals. Yikes!Read the whole story here.

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  • Drive-by Saviours

    Posted on September 7th, 2010

    Chris Benjamin’s Drive-by Saviours got delivered this morning and it looks gorgeous! I know, you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover and all that, but come on, take a look at the cover and try not to be impressed.Never mind picking up the actual book. The…

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  • Labour Day Reading

    Posted on September 3rd, 2010

    As we once again celebrate the  first Monday in September Labour Day alternative we should be reminded of a few things.  First of all the original Labour Day is May 1st.  It is this day that is still celebrated in many parts of the world.  The September date was first…

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  • The Winnipeg Radical Book Fair

    Posted on September 3rd, 2010

    Fernwood Publishing will be at the annual Winnipeg Radical Book Fair September 25 and 26 at the Broadway Community Centre. Aside from a weekend of excellent workshops and a bevy of table vendors (including us, Mondragon, War on Music and many more) Fernwood authors Gord Hill, David Hugill, Elizabeth Comack and Nahanni…

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  • Upcoming events

    Posted on August 30th, 2010

    Hey everyone. It’s a cold, dark and rainy morning here in Winnipeg, but we’re persevering. Bad weather aside, I figured I’d let everyone know about a few Fernwood events we’ve got lined up.First off is Chris Benjamin, author of Drive-by Saviours (forthcoming from Roseway Publishing).…

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