Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Organization: Saskatchewan Writers Guild and Office of Indigenization
Location: Multipurpose Room, First Nations University of Canada
Please join us on the evening of Wednesday, November 22nd from 7-9PM for a reading and conversation between both an established and an emerging Indigenous female author. The event is free and all are welcome.
Location: Multipurpose Room, First Nations University of Canada - Parking provided
Louise Bernice Halfe – Sky Dancer was raised on Saddle Lake Reserve and attended Blue Quills Residential School. Louise is married and has two adult children and three grandsons. She graduated with a Bachelor of social work from the University of Regina. She also completed two years of Nechi Training in St. Albert’s Nechi Institute where she also facilitated the program. She served as Saskatchewan’s Poet Laureate for two years and has traveled extensively throughout Canada, Northwest Territories and the countries of the United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, Malaysia and Australia and others. She has served as “keynote speaker” at numerous conferences. Her books, Bear Bones and Feathers, Blue Marrow, The Crooked Good, and Burning In This Midnight Dream published by Coteau Publishers have all received numerous accolades and awards. Louise was also award an honorary degree from Wilfred Laurier University.
Tenille Campbell is a Dene & Métis author and photographer from English River First Nation in Northern Saskatchewan. She completed her MFA in Creative Writing from UBC and is in her fourth year of PhD studies at the University of Saskatchewan, focusing in Indigenous Literature. She is the author of #IndianLovePoems, a poetry collection with a gaze upon Indigenous Erotica and the humour within. Storytelling seems to be the life for her.