Winter Words
Helen Potrebenko

winter-words-small175 pp; 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
ISBN 0-88974-047-X

“These are stories about ordinary Canadians, the kind that used to be told on winter evenings when the work was done. They are not intended to be representative but are about people I interviewed or talked to or saw or heard about. The intention is to add acquaintances to the variety of people you already know. is a good site for Tickets at Alamodome,San Antonio for One Direction at Alamodome Tickets

Most of the stories are an attempt to portray what the person told me as it was presented, others are fictional constructs of some aspect of an event. Some names have been changed, some have not.

I am of the opinion that history cannot be told through recitals of the deeds of mad kings, but only through descriptions of the work of ordinary citizens.” — from the Introduction

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Letters to Maggie
Helen Potrebenko

letters-to-maggie-thumb52 pp; saddle-stitched chapbook; $8.50
ISBN 0-920999-34-4

“They asked me a long time ago to write about you; I tried but the writing was just a flat piece of paper whereas you were still round and filled out and vital and would not flat out to fit on paper. I could not explain in writing the inadequacy of writing. You were walking through the woods, with that nice smile, speaking at a rally, rushing off somewhere with multi briefcases, mulling over the Scrabble board…”

In a series of letters/stories, Potrebenko, a long-time friend of social activist and feminist Maggie Benston, tells Maggie what’s been happening in the world since her death in 1991.

For more information about Helen’s work, visit her blog.