Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: First Nations University of Canada (First Nations Way, Regina, SK), Multipurpose Room
An Evening in Conversation with Billy-Ray Belcourt and Gwen Benaway
Free event- Light refreshments provided
Billy-Ray Belcourt is from the Driftpile Cree Nation. He is a PhD student in the Dept. of English & Film Studies at the University of Alberta. This Wound is a World is his first book and it was selected as the best "Canadian poetry" of 2017 by CBC Books. Billy-Ray is also a community educator and has taught or is teaching creative writing at The Edmonton Remand Centre and The Learning Centre Literacy Association. His essays have been published in Canadian Art, GUTS Magazine, ArtsEverywhere.ca, and Decolonization.
Gwen Benaway is a trans girl poet of Anishinaabe and Métis descent. She has published two collections of poetry, Ceremonies for the Dead and Passage, and her third collection, Holy Wild, is forthcoming from BookThug in 2018. She has been described as the spiritual love child of Tomson Highway and Anne Sexton. She has received many distinctions and awards, including the Dayne Ogilvie Honour of Distinction for Emerging Queer Authors from the Writer's Trust of Canada. Her poetry and essays have been published in national publications and anthologies, including The Globe and Mail, Maclean's Magazine, CBC Arts, and many others.