Category Archives: Sumach Press

Leora Freedman’s Parachuting: A cross-cultural young adult novel

Award winning author, Leora Freedman, is well-known among literary journals for her crossover young adult novels and short fiction. A citizen of the US, Canada, and Israel, Freedman has traveled extensively in pursuit of her multidisciplinary interests. With a wide … Continue reading

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Carolyn Pogue protests child poverty at the Alberta legislature

The Edmonton Journal reported today that 91,000 children’s prayers were presented at the Alberta legislature in protest of child poverty in the province. Carolyn Pogue, author of the Gwen series, helped organize the event. She said the paper dolls were … Continue reading

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On Carolyn Pogue reading at Owl’s Nest Books in Calgary last Saturday

Carolyn Pogue is on the homepage of Calgary is Awesome today! She read from Gwen in West Wind Calling to a packed house at Owl’s Nest Books on Saturday, with fellow Sumach Press author Gail Sidonie Sobat coming all the … Continue reading

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Carolyn Pogue to sign copies of the Gwen books at Word on the Street Toronto

This Sunday in Toronto we’re setting up shop at Word on the Street in Toronto. Check us out at the South side of Queen’s Park, booth 224. And between 2:30 and 4:00 pm there will be a meet and greet … Continue reading

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May Day tribute to Madeleine Parent: Activist

Earlier this year Madeleine Parent passed away, leaving behind her a legacy of inspiring activism for feminists, the trade union movement and Native Women’s Rights in Quebec, Ontario and across Canada. As a trade union activist she played an integral … Continue reading

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“A Queer Spawn Manifesto” by Jamie K. Evans from Who’s Your Daddy? And Other Writings on Queer Parenting

Over the past five days, excerpts of Who’s Your Daddy? And Other Writings on Queer Parenting have appeared to celebrate Family Day. The purpose of this has been to maintain an inclusive idea of family, and to celebrate those families … Continue reading

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Lesbian Parenting and Sri Lankan Identity – N. Gitanjali Lena in Who’s Your Daddy? And Other Writings on Queer Parenting

“As a parent, I seek to change the world for and with my child.” So begins “All Our Roots Need Rain: Queer Parenting from the Sri Lankan Diaspora”, by N. Gitanjali Lena. But to do that, she continues, her son … Continue reading

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“Dear Who Knows Who” by Elizabeth Ruth – Accepting Your Child’s Gender-Identity in Who’s Your Daddy? And Other Writings on Queer Parenting

Who’s Your Daddy? is full of writings from parents and queer spawn across the LGBTQ spectrum, writing about their lives and motivations to promote queering the family tree and houses full of love. Whether in the piece “From Queer to … Continue reading

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Emma Donaghue in Who’s Your Daddy? And Other Writings on Queer Parenting

Did I mention this book is funny? Is it ever!  Case in point: Emma Donaghue’s take on her situation being a little different than (and then really similar to) that of her straight friends…

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Event: Queering Our Bookshelves at the Sherbourne Health Centre in Toronto

What: Join the LGBTQ Parenting Network for a day of family fun, featuring Arts & Crafts (Make Ur Own Book), Facepainting, Readings and Performances by recent Canadian authors about LGBTQ parenting, Food. Local bookstores with lots of books to queer-up … Continue reading

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