Daily Archives: May 3, 2019

It’s Time to Read: Fox

Dear Readers, please join us this as we read Fox by Margaret Sweatman.  An appropriate book, we thought, as this May marks the 100th Anniversary or the Winnipeg General Strike.  The time and place in which Fox takes place.

fox 2Margaret Sweatman is a nationally recognized and critically acclaimed author who hails from Winnipeg.  I am looking forward to her interpretation of the strike, as the back of the book describes Fox as “historical and postmodern fiction.”  Postmodernism being an especially amorphous descriptor, which intrigues me, because we tend to think of history as something so concrete.

As always, we’d like to hear your thoughts for the podcast.   Let us know your thoughts on Fox, or the Winnipeg General Strike, or postmodernism.  You can let us know on our Time to Read Facebook group, our website wpl-podcast.winnipeg.ca, or by writing to us at wpl-podcast@winnipeg.ca.

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For a less postmodern take on The Winnipeg General Strike check out a talk by historian and author Michael Dupuis—The  Winnipeg General Strike: Ordinary Men and Women  Under Extraordinary Circumstances.  The talk is based on his book by the same name and takes place at Henderson Library on Tuesday, May 14 from 6:30-8 pm.  Registration required.

And don’t forget, the latest Time to Read podcast episode, in which we discuss all things poetry, is available today!

~Alan and the rest of the Time to Read team