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