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Read A Little Book, Share A Little Book

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Thank you to everyone who attended EMMA Talks on Feb 28th – what a great night!

I was so happy to have the opportunity to share “Blue Feather” with the audience. EMMA Talks is all about sharing ideas and connecting with people and using  words and art to make change in the world – what a great crowd to share this particular book with.

Lots of people read their new little book and shared with me their responses and told me about who they intended to share their little book with next.

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Be sure to head over to the EMMA Talks website to see videos of the night’s speakers and check out their Instagram  for more photos from the night.

 

Rad Families

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Check out the cover for Rad Families: A Celebration, a sort-of sequel to 2011’s Rad Dad: Dispatches from the Frontiers of Fatherhood.

This new anthology collects stories and experiences from a diverse group of parents and writers to celebrate families in all their many forms.

Rad Families includes an interview I did with Carla Bergman on “Building a Community of Parents.”(Check out her new project, Parenting at the Edges, a podcast series about rad parenting and children’s liberation).

Rad Families will be out in September 2016.

Building a Community of Parents: An Interview with Carla Bergman

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The latest issue of Rad Dad is out and includes an interview I did with Carla Bergman, the director of The Purple Thistle, a youth-run arts and activist centre in East Vancouver.

Rad Dad is the winner of the SF Bay Guardian’s best local zine and Utne Magazine’s Independent Media Award. The magazine strives to reflect the diverse, eclectic experience of fathering and parenting from a radical perspective.

In my interview with Carla, we discuss the perils of parenting in isolation, some easy steps folks can take to build connections with other parents (for the benefit of adults and kids alike), and how politics and parenting can mingle successfully.

Check out the Rad Dad blog to find out where you can pick up a copy or order online.

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Stay Solid! has arrived

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At long last, Stay Solid! A Radical Handbook for Youth has arrived!

If you’re looking for some inspiration, information, encouragement, or a unique perspective on life matters, this is essential reading. With over 150 contributors, the book travels widely across subjects ranging from family and immigration to indigenous struggle and mental health.

Check out my two (brief) pieces:

  • “How to Heal a Broken Heart in 10 Steps” (Relationships chapter)
  • “What Does An Activist Look Like? Or, The Revolution Within: A Story” (Getting Older chapter)

Visit The Purple Thistle’s Facebook page to find out more about the book and upcoming events to celebrate its release.