Prairie Fire: a Canadian magazine of New Writing

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  • Spring  2019
    Volume 40, No.1

    Volume 40, No. 1, Spring 2019
    We teamed up with author and Certified Career Development Practitioner Patricia Rawson to bring you a jumbo-sized issue on the ever-changing world of work! How do we find fulfillment thro...
Review of Books

Dear Evelyn by Kathy Page

Reviewer: Mary Barnes

Marriage. We make jokes about it. We have names for it such as jumping the broom, vows, a socially recognized union, a sanctioned contract.  A match. But what does a marriage entail?



News
  • “Work Matters” Launch in Victoria!

    June 5, 2019

    This past weekend, we launched our “Work Matters” issue in the beautiful city of Victoria! Thank you to everyone who came out and supported the event!

    A very special thank you to Hillside Coffee & Tea for hosting, and to Patricia Rawson & Trisha Cull for all they did to promote the event and make it the success it was!

    Here are some pictures from the launch:

    The whole group!
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  • Ben Ladouceur’s “The Green Carnation” takes gold at National Magazine Awards!

    June 3, 2019

    Congratulations to Ben Ladouceur on his National Magazine Award win! Ben’s poem took second place in our 2017 Banff Centre Bliss Carman Poetry Award Contest.

    Way to go, Ben!

  • Coming Up June 1: Work Matters Victoria Launch!

    May 22, 2019

    Victoria! We are coming to your city to launch our spring issue!

    Join us for an evening of readings by fabulous local authors featured in the issue!

    The night’s readers are:

    Brad C. Anderson
    Rhonda Collis
    Trisha Cull
    Krista Eide
    Cornelia Hoogland
    Anita Lahey
    Kirsten Pendreigh
    & Spenser Smith

    Hosted by Work Matters guest editor Patricia Rawson & Prairie Fire’s managing editor Janine Tschuncky!

    Launch will be held at Hillside Coffee & Tea (103 – 1633 Hillside Avenue), Victoria.

    Doors open at 6:30 pm, with readings at 7:00 pm.

    This event is FREE and open to the public.

    We’ll see you in Victoria!

  • That’s a Wrap on Speaking Volumes 2019!

    May 13, 2019

    Thank you to everyone who attended and/or supported Speaking Volumes! Once again it was a wonderful night, filled with great food, laughter, fantastic readings, hatchet throwing and prizes.

    Here are some pictures from Speaking Volumes, taken by George Godwin.

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  • PF Shortlisted for Four National Magazine Awards!

    May 6, 2019

    Great news! We’ve been shortlisted for FOUR National Magazine Awards!

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  • Speaking Volumes is SOLD OUT!

    April 18, 2019

    Once again, our annual fundraiser Speaking Volumes has sold out!

    Thank you to everyone who bought tickets!

    We’ll see you May 11th at the Fort!

  • Prairie Fire Press To Launch Work Matters in Victoria!

    April 16, 2019

    Victoria! We are coming to your city to launch our spring issue!

    Join us on June 1st for an evening of readings by fabulous local authors featured in the issue!

    The night’s readers are:

    Brad C. Anderson
    Rhonda Collis
    Trisha Cull
    Krista Eide
    Cornelia Hoogland
    Anita Lahey
    Kirsten Pendreigh
    & Spenser Smith

    Hosted by Work Matters guest editor Patricia Rawson & Prairie Fire’s managing editor Janine Tschuncky!

    Launch will be held June 1st at Hillside Coffee & Tea (103 – 1633 Hillside Avenue), Victoria.

    Doors open at 6:30 pm, with readings at 7:00 pm.

    This event is FREE and open to the public.

    We’ll see you in Victoria!

  • Prairie Fire Magazine presents Writing Animals!

    April 2, 2019

    Where: Forth Coffee (177 McDermot Ave)

    When: Tuesday, April 30th at 7:00 PM

    Celebrate National Poetry Month with a night of fabulous readings by:

    George Amabile
    Lauren Carter
    Joanne Epp
    Grant Guy
    Tabitha Martens
    Jacqui Smyth

    and Winnipeg’s Poet Laureate, Di Brandt!

    This is a FREE event and all are welcome.

    #PFwritinganimals


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