Yearly Archives: 2015

New from author Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm

FROM THE DEBWE SERIES by Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm   The Stone Collection is an interconnected collection of stories i gathered and polished for more than a decade. In them are glimpses of people I’ve known, places i’ve lived, my homeland, my community, my friends, my lovers, and me. None of the stories are about me although […]

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Faye Brownlie launches new website

Fresh off her appearance at the BCTELA Provincial Conference on October 23, author and educator Faye Brownlie has launched a brand-new website! From FayeBrownlie.ca: “Faye Brownlie is one of BC’s most sought after literacy and learning experts. She works in staff development in BC, nationally and internationally. A long-time advocate of improved learning for all […]

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“The Evolution of Alice” wins On the Same Page!

We are thrilled to announce that Manitobans have selected David Alexander Robertson‘s The Evolution of Alice as this year’s featured book for the 8th annual On The Same Page, a province-wide reading initiative. Check out the full news release from the City of Winnipeg here! Please enjoy this short excerpt from The Evolution of Alice: […]

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A sneak peek from The Stone Collection

The Blackbird Cage There is a cage in a sunlit room. A bird sleeps. A songless bird. In a cage covered with cotton. The cage is round. There is no beginning, no end. This cage is a trap. This cage is a door. A trap door to freedom. Freedom wriggles and spirals and stretches like […]

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Goodbye summer – hello conferences, book launches, and more!

It’s been a busy September at Portage & Main Press! With the arrival of fall comes back-to-school time – and lots of book orders! We love sharing the work of our incredible authors and illustrators with you, and just know that our resources will be big hits in the classroom. Summer may be over but […]

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A Launch for Betty: The Helen Betty Osborne Story

BETTY: THE HELEN BETTY OSBORNE STORY Last evening’s book launch, for award-winning author David Alexander Robertson’s newest graphic novel, took place at McNally Robinson Bookstore in Winnipeg. During David’s heartfelt speech in which he talked about the murdered and missing Indigenous women in Canada, he issued a challenge to all readers of Betty: The Helen […]

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Congratulations David Alexander Robertson

THE JOHN HIRSCH AWARD FOR MOST PROMISING MANITOBA WRITER We are proud to announce that author David Alexander Robertson received The John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Manitoba Writer at the Manitoba Book Awards ceremony on April 25, 2015. This annual award was established by the Manitoba Foundation for the Arts with a bequest from […]

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NEW! Three Feathers

We are pleased to announce that Three Feathers by Richard Van Camp is now available. Three young men who have vandalized their community are sentenced to live for nine months on the land. There, they learn to take responsibility for their actions and acquire humility before returning home. But will they be forgiven for what […]

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Find Us at Crosscurrents Conference

Please join authors Leyton Schnellert, Linda Watson, and Nicole Widdess as they present their new book It’s All About Thinking: Creating Pathways for All Learners in the Middle Years. The event will be hosted by author Faye Brownlie and takes place during the Special Education Association of BC Crosscurrents Conference. Please download your invitation by […]

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The Evolution of Alice Book Review

5 out 5 stars High praise for The Evolution of Alice can found on Goodreads. Thank you to those who took time to post a review. …Robertson is clearly a writer to watch for. …an interesting, and thought-provoking story. …a well written story, about a mother’s love and loss, told by several different and very […]

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