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Crafting Poetry from an Indigenous Perspective  

Writing Workshop with Lee Maracle

Where: Ken Mitchell Library- 100- 1150 8th Avenue, Regina SK 
When: Monday, April 30th - 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Cost: Free for members. $25 for non-members.

Crafting Poetry from an Indigenous Perspective

This workshop will use the medicine wheel as a mythology to create poetry. Be prepared to read your work out loud and do the exercises assigned.

Participation will be limited to 14 participants, so please register in advance. Register for the workshop here

For more information contact Nickita Longman, Indigenous Program Coordinator, swgip@skwriter.com

 

Bio:

Ms. Maracle is the author of a number of award winning and critically acclaimed literary works including: Sojourner’s and Sundogs collected work of novel and short stories, Polestar/Raincoast, Ravensong novel, Bobbi Lee autobiographical novel, Daughters Are Forever, novel Will’s Garden young adult novel, Bent Box poetry, I Am Woman, Memory Serves, Celia’s Song, Talking to the Diaspora poetry and My Conversations with Canadians (non-fiction). She is the co-editor of a number of anthologies including the award winning publication, My Home As I Remember anthology. She is also co-editor of Telling It: Women and Language across Culture conference proceedings. Ms. Maracle is published in anthologies and scholarly journals worldwide. Maracle was born in North Vancouver and is a member of the Sto: Loh nation. The mother of four and grandmother of seven Maracle is currently an instructor at the University of Toronto. She is also the Traditional Teacher for First Nation’s. In 2009, Maracle received an Honorary Doctor of Letters from St. Thomas University. Maracle is a Senior Fellow at Massey College, U of T. Maracle recently received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for her work promoting writing among Aboriginal Youth. Maracle has served as Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the University of Toronto, University of Waterloo, and the University of Western Washington. Maracle has also received 3 teaching awards. Work in progress includes Hope Matters and Mink Returns to Toronto. Maracle is the recipient of the 2014 Ontario Premier’s Award for Excellence in the Arts and the 2016 recipient of the Ann Green Award and the Queen is Diamond Jubilee Medal and awarded the Officer of the Order of Canada. 

 

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