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  • Winter  2018
    Volume 39, No.4

    Volume 39, No. 4, Winter 2018
    This issue features Alice Major's Anne Szumigalski Memorial Lecture, as well as new work by John Barton, Myrna Kostash, Bert Almon, Kim Davids Mandar, Christopher Graham-Rombough & more! ...
Review of Books

You Don’t Know Me, But You Love Me: The Lives of Dick Miller by Caelum Vatnsdal

Reviewer: Kenneth George Godwin

When you watch a lot of movies, you likely start to recognize certain faces.

  • Prairie Fire & CV2 to Celebrate World Poetry Day with poets Alice Major, Lori Cayer & Marjorie Poor at McNally Robinson!

    March 13, 2019

    Thursday March 21, 8:00 pm
    McNally Robinson Grant Park in the Travel Alcove

    * Please note new start time *

    Free event. All are welcome.
    Cake and refreshments to follow.

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  • Alice Major to Present The Anne Szumigalski Memorial Lecture at CMU

    March 12, 2019

    Presented by CMU’s Department of English, Prairie Fire, and The League of Canadian Poets with support of support of the Canada Council for the Arts.

    All are welcome; free admission.

    Time: 12:00 PM

    Where: Marpeck Commons, 2299 Grant Ave.

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    March 7, 2019

    Vancouverites! We’re launching ndncountry in your city this Sunday as part of Room‘s Growing Room Festival. Check it out!

    Event Type: Reading
    Cafe Deux SoleilsDate: Sunday, March 10, 8:30pm – 10:30pm
    Cost: Pay What You Can (recommended: $12.50)
    ASL Interpretation Available by Request Before February 15, 2019

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  • Tickets to Speaking Volumes on Sale Now!

    March 4, 2019

    Tickets are on sale NOW for Speaking Volumes 2019!

    Join us at 6PM on May 11, 2019 at Fort Gibraltar for a delicious dinner, hatchet throwing, readings by Duncan Mercredi and Chimwemwe Undi, silent and rainbow auctions & more!

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  • Happy Valentines Day!

    February 14, 2019

    We’re celebrating by offering our “Everyday Love” issue at half off! Until 5PM (Central Time) on February 15th, 2019, you can get the issue for only $5! Check it out here!

  • Contest Winners Announced!

    January 14, 2019

    The winners of the 2018 writing contests have officially been announced! Thank you to everyone who entered!

    And the winners are…

  • It’s the FINAL DAY of the contest!

    November 30, 2018

    It’s the final day to get your contest entries in! $6000 in cash prizes and the Bliss Carman ring to be won!

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  • A Note on the Contest and Canada Post

    November 23, 2018

    We’re in the final days of the contest!! Entries must be postmarked by Nov. 30th.

    If you’re sending an entry and worried the postal strike might delay it, just shoot us an email [email protected] and let us know it’s coming. We’re going to hold off on sending the entries to the judges as long as we can to make sure everyone’s entry makes it here before we send them along.

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    This winter’s issue features Alice Major’s Anne Szumigalski Lecture as well as new work from Myrna Kostash, John Barton, Carole Giangrande, Eric Paul Shaffer & many more!

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