ABORIGINAL VOICES: Lee Maracle and Bev Sellars

Reading
Friday November 4, 1:30pm – 3pm
Carnegie Theatre, 401 Main
Free

Celebrated writers and elders Lee Maracle and Bev Sellars read from their latest works. Lee Maracle, a member of the Stó:lō Nation, is the author of a number of critically acclaimed literary works and one of the first Indigenous female authors published in Canada. Her most recent works are Talking to the Diaspora, a poetry collection, and Memory Serves, a collection of oratories given over the span of twenty-two years. Bev Sellars was Chief of the Xat’sull (Soda Creek) First Nation in Williams Lake for more than twenty years, and now serves as a member of its Council. She continues to speak out on behalf of her community. Her first book, They Called Me Number One, won the 2014 George Ryga Award for Social Awareness in Literature. Her most recent work is PRICE PAID: The Fight for First Nations Survival.

Bev Sellars

Bev Sellars

Lee Maracle

Lee Maracle

    The Stanza Project

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    Reading
    Thursday October 24, 8pm – 9:30pm
    Brickhouse Bar, 730 Main
    Join the Downtown Eastside’s exciting Thursdays Writing Collective, directed by Elee Kraljii Gardiner, for readings from The Stanza Project, their sixth book of creative writing. The collaboration between this “vital conspiracy of writers” and Dutch architect MLP Proosten, is about architectural and literary space. The book is a record of their year of writing about architectural and literary space – how they intersect and influence our reading of the city. Books will be for sale. For more information: www.thursdayswritingcollective.ca. Free

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      Author Talk with Timothy Taylor

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      Reading & Conversation
      Thursday October 24, 2:30pm – 4pm 
      Carnegie Community Centre 3rd Floor Gallery,
      401 Main St.

      Come share a reading and conversation with Timothy Taylor, a multi-award winning author who thoroughly enjoys his craft. Timothy will talk about his unusual road to becoming a writer, how he currently practices his craft, and what it’s like to teach creative writing. Best of all, he will read from both his fiction and nonfiction. Timothy Taylor is the author of three best-selling novels, a collection of short stories, two nonfiction books and is also one of Canada’s widest published writers of nonfiction magazine and newspaper features. There will be plenty of time for questions and discussion. Everyone welcome. Free

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