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Tsqelmucwilc launches on National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Kamloops, BC Sep 30 02:00 pm

Tsqelmucwilc: The Kamloops Indian Residential School - Resistance and a Reckoning will be launched in Kamloops, BC, on September 30, which is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, presented by the Tkemlups te Secwépemc Language & Culture Department and Arsenal Pulp Press.

Author Celia Haig-Brown and contributors Randy Fred and Garry Gottfriedson will be in attendance and in conversation, as well as many former student survivors who also contributed narratives to the book, which positions the grim history of the school in the context of the indignities suffered by Indigenous peoples in Canada at the hands of their colonizers. At the same time, it is also a remarkable tale of Indigenous survival, resilience, and courage.

The event takes place at the Kamloops Indian Residential School Monument.

Friday, September 30, 2022
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
Kamloops Indian Residential School Monument
330 Chief Alex Thomas Way (near Red Brick Building), Kamloops

A free event. Books will be available for purchase.

John Elizabeth Stintzi at Kingston WritersFest: Phantasmagorical Emergences

Kingston, ON Sep 30 09:00 pm

John Elizabeth Stintzi, author of the acclaimed novels My Volcano and Vanishing Monuments, appears in person at the Kingston WritersFest in Kingston, Ontario, on September 30 in an event entitled "Phantasmagorical Emergences."

If words like brilliant, absurd, electrifying, kaleidoscopic, and transcendent pique your interest, you won’t want to miss this exciting late night event featuring John Elizabeth Stintzi with their sophomore novel My Volcano. In conversation with fiction and fantasy writer Adan Jerreat–Poole, JES – who has been likened to Haruki Murakami and Jeff Vandermeer by critics – will discuss eco-horror, the apocalypse, science fiction, and bucking conventions.

Friday, September 30, 2022
9:00pm
Kingston WritersFest, Bellevue Room, Holiday Inn, 2 Princess St, Kingston, Ontario
Tickets $20 in advance ($25 at the door)

For more information including a link to purchase tickets, click here.

Leanne Prain at Calgary Wordfest: Make Good Trouble

Calgary, AB Oct 02 01:00 pm

Leanne Prain, whose latest book is The Creative Instigator's Handbook, appears in person at Calgary Wordfest's Imaginarium Festival on October 2.

Flash mobs come and go, but purposeful creativity can change communities. Are you a creative (aspiring or otherwise) who is curious about how you can apply your skills to activist, socially engaged art projects? Whether you paint, sew, sing, build, weld, or rhyme, Leanne Prain, author of The Creative Instigator’s Handbook and co-creator of Yarn Bombing, will show you how to take that big project you’ve been dreaming about and actually make it happen. 

We encourage anyone with a crafty work-in-progress to bring it to this 75-minute interactive experience, hosted by atypical activist Pam Rocker. Let’s highlight knitting, crocheting and quilting circles (the so-called feminine arts) as paths to creative leadership, community building, and social justice. There will be much back and forth with the audience, admiration of everyone's projects, and book signing.

Sunday, October 2, 2022
1:00-2:15 pm MT
Memorial Park Library, 2nd Floor, 1221 2 St SW
Tickets: $20

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

John Elizabeth Stintzi in conversation with Stephen Beattie at Queen Books, Toronto

Toronto, ON Oct 02 06:00 pm

John Elizabeth Stintzi, whose latest novel is the critically acclaimed My Volcano, is in conversation with journalist Steven Beattie of The Shakespearean Rag in person at Queen Books in Toronto on October 2.

JES is also the author the novel Vanishing Monuments, which was an Amazon Canada First Novel Award finalist in 2021.

Sunday, October 2, 2022
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Queen Books, 914 Queen Street East, Toronto
A FREE EVENT

Books available for purchase and signing by the author.

 

 

 

SFU Dept of Education presents Tsqelmucwilc

Burnaby, BC Oct 04 06:30 pm

Simon Fraser University's Department of Education, the Indigenous Education and Reconciliation Council, and Arsenal Pulp Press present a book launch and conversation for Tsqelmucwilc: The Kamloops Indian Residential School - Resistance and a Reckoning on Tuesday, October 4.

The event features author Celia Haig-Brown and contributors Garry Gottfriedson and Randy Fred, in a discussion about the book that positions the grim history of the school in the context of the indignities suffered by Indigenous peoples in Canada at the hands of their colonizers. At the same time, it is a remarkable tale of Indigenous survival, resilience, and courage.

Tuesday, October 4, 2022
6:30pm (doors open at 6:00pm)
SFU Halpern Centre, Room 126, SFU Burnaby Campus
A FREE EVENT

Books available to purchase from Iron Dog Books.

For more information, contact Layla Dumont, Office of Indigenous Education at ed_indigenous@sfu.ca.

 

The Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre at UBC presents Tsqelmucwilc

Vancouver, BC Oct 11 05:30 pm

The Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre at UBC and Arsenal Pulp Press present a book launch and conversation for Tsqelmucwilc: The Kamloops Indian Residential School - Resistance and a Reckoning on Tuesday, October 11.

The event features author Celia Haig-Brown and contributors Garry Gottfriedson and Randy Fred, in a discussion about the book that positions the grim history of the school in the context of the indignities suffered by Indigenous peoples in Canada at the hands of their colonizers. At the same time, it is a remarkable tale of Indigenous survival, resilience, and courage.

Tuesday, October 11, 2022
5:30pm (doors open at 5:00pm)
The Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre at UBC
1985 Learners’ Walk, UBC Campus
A FREE EVENT

Books available for purchase from UBC Bookstore.

For more information, click  here.