Photo credit: C. Rowntree


 
Friday, November 1, REGINA

1:00 p.m.—2:15 p.m. 
OPENING PANEL: "Alienation and Belonging: Writing and the Environment"   
From established to emerging, diversity of surroundings and environment helps shape writers. Join Tim Wynne-Jones, Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm, Andréa Ledding, and
Richard Van Camp as they converse on
what, why, and how their writing is
wrought by the environment.


WORKSHOPS
November 1, REGINA

2:30 p.m.—3:30 p.m.     
Ecological Practice: Writing the Big Issues

Got issues? Oil in your sand? Cows in the pasture? Richard Van Camp talks about why
and how to write about the subjects that
are important to us.


3:45 p.m.—4:45 p.m.     
Bio-networking: Mining Life’s Back Story
How do you write from memory or experience? From John A. to Anne McDonald, or maybe family camping with Richard Van Camp, our authors offer you tips to dig memory out of the mind’s quarry, and carry it out onto the page.

SATURDAY November 2nd, REGINA

2:45 p.m.—3:45 p.m.      
Reading: Tim Wynne-Jones and Richard Van Camp

All panels/workshops/readings above held at
TravelLodge Hotel & Conference Centre, 4177 Albert Street South, Regina




RICHARD VAN CAMP


Richard Van Camp is a proud member of the Dogrib (Tlicho) Nation from Fort Smith, Northwest Territories.


He is the author of two children's books with the Cree artist George Little child:  A Man Called Raven and What's the Most Beautiful Thing You Know About Horses? 


He has published a novel, The Lesser Blessed, which is now a feature film with First Generation Films; his collections of short fiction include Angel Wing Splash Pattern, The Moon of Letting Go and other stories, and Godless but Loyal to Heaven.


He is the author of three baby books: Welcome Song for Baby: A Lullaby for Newborns; Nighty Night: A Bedtime Song for Babies; and Little You.


He also has two comic books out with the Healthy Aboriginal Network: Kiss Me Deadly and Path of the Warrior.


You can visit Richard on Facebook, Twitter, or at his website, www.RichardVanCamp.com



 

 






Kateri Akiwenzi-Damm


is an Anishinaabe writer and publisher from the Chippewas of Nawash First Nation at Neyaashiinigmiing, in Southwestern Ontario.

Her award winning publishing company, Kegedonce Press is one of a very few literary publishers devoted to Indigenous writers.

A spoken word artist and poet, she has released two collaborative poetry and music cds, and edited anthologies.


OPENING PANEL:  "Alienation and Belonging: Writing and the Environment"
- Friday, November 1, REGINA
1:00 p.m.—2:15 p.m.     
From established to emerging, diversity of surroundings and environment helps shape writers. Join Tim Wynne-Jones, Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm, Andréa Ledding, and Richard Van Camp as they converse on what, why, and how their writing is wrought by the environment.

Saturday, November 2, REGINA
10:15 am - 11:45 am

WORKSHOP
- Take it Back - Editing and Poetry
Enjoy the fundamentals of editing with
editor and poet Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm
as she discusses editing, poetry, and
skills about reducing words for meaning,
clarity, function, and style.

Both events above take place at Regina TraveLodge & Conference Centre.












Saturday, November 2, REGINA

12:00 p.m.—1:15 p.m.       
Ânskohk Aboriginal Festival Luncheon
featuring Gregory Scofield,titled: 
"OSKANA: something about bones"

sponsored by PotashCorp, and held at Regina TravelLodge Hotel & Conference Centre

Monday, November 4, SASKATOON
Doors open at 7 pm

Readings by Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm, Gregory Scofield, Kevin Wesquate and Zoey "Pricelys" Roy

Station 20 West, Saskatoon, Admission by Donation, Light Refreshments will be served, All Welcome!







Monday, November 4, SASKATOON

7 pm Doors Open

Readings
by Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm, Gregory Scofield, Kevin Wesquate and Zoey "Pricelys" Roy

Station 20 West, Saskatoon, Admission by Donation, Light Refreshments will be served, All Welcome!









Gregory Scofield

is one of Canada’s leading Aboriginal writers whose seven collections of poetry have earned him both a national and international audience.

He is known for his unique and dynamic reading style that blends oral storytelling, song, spoken word and the Cree language.

His maternal ancestry can be traced back to the fur trade and to the Metis community of Kinosota, Manitoba, which was established in 1828 by the Hudson’s Bay Company.

His poetry and memoir, Thunder Through My Veins (HarperCollins,1999) is taught at numerous universities and colleges throughout Canada and the U.S., and his work has appeared in many anthologies.

He has served as Writer-in-Residence at the University of Manitoba, University of Winnipeg and Memorial University of Newfoundland.

His collection, Kipocihkan: Poems New & Selected (Nightwood Editions) and the republication of

I Knew Two Metis Women, along with the Companion CD (Gabriel Dumont Institute) was released in Spring 2010.

As well, his third collection of poetry, Love Medicine and One Song was re-released by Kegedonce Press in 2009. His most recent collection of poetry, Louis: The Heretic Poems was released in 2011 (Nightwood Editions/Gabriel Dumont Institute).

He currently lives in Maple Ridge, BC.







            Photo Courtesy of Janzen Photography, provided by Gregory Scofield




 
 

 ANDRÉA LEDDING


is an award-winning Saskatoon-based writer, editor,

translator, and mother of many, descended from various

cultures of storytellers and orators. As of October 25th, 2013,

she is a graduate of the inaugural cohort of the new MFA in

Writing program at the U of S.


Selections of her poetry on the Resistance of 1885 received the

Lush Triumphant Award for Poetry from SubTerrain magazine

in 2010, and were included in Canada's Best Poetry in 2011 by

Tightrope Press. Her manuscript "In the Pockets of Our

Hearts"  placed in the John V. Hicks long manuscript

competition for creative non-fiction in 2011, her manuscript

"Braid" won the John V. Hicks long manuscript competition for

poetry in 2012, and "Infinity Signs" received an honorary

mention for fiction in 2013. Her play, Dominion, opened the

25th Weesageechak Festival in Toronto, in November 2012.


She is now working at the University of Saskatchewan while continuing graduate studies and her creative practice, and was nominated and short-listed for a Lieutenant-Governor Arts Award this fall.




Photo at Vertigo Reading Series, courtesy of Shelly Banks
OPENING PANEL:  "Alienation and Belonging: Writing and the Environment"
- Friday, November 1,
1:00 p.m.—2:15 p.m.     
From established to emerging, diversity of surroundings and environment helps shape writers. Join Tim Wynne-Jones, Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm, Andréa Ledding, and Richard Van Camp as they converse on what, why, and how their writing is wrought by the environment.

Saturday, November 2, 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Six Degrees of Separation: Learning the C’s of Craft, Community and Challenges
MFA, MA or what else eh? Join Andréa Ledding, Chris Fisher, Kelly-Anne Riess and BD Miller as moderator Katherine Lawrence leads them through the pros and cons of craft and creating a community of writers and writing with or without educational degrees.


Both events held at Regina TraveLodge Hotel & Conference Centre.



 
 

 

Kevin Wesaquate


Kevin Wesaquate currently resides in Saskatoon. He is the Aboriginal Arts Leader at SCYAP (Saskatoon Community Youth Arts Programming) and a board member of SAWCI (Saskatchewan Aboriginal Writers Circle Inc.)

He is also a poet/painter/welder and spoken word artist presently working on manuscript for publication.

Additionally he is a Spoken Word Facilitator & Presenter for the Write Out Loud organization.





Monday, November 4, SASKATOON

Doors open at 7 pm

Readings by Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm, Gregory Scofield, Kevin Wesquate and Zoey "Pricelys" Roy

Station 20 West, Saskatoon, Admission by Donation, Light Refreshments will be served, All Welcome!




 
 

Zondra "Pricelys" Roy

who also goes by “Zoey”, is an activist, spoken word poet, hip hop artist, event and project coordinator/facilitator.

With roots stemming from Black Lake Denesuline Nation and Cormorant Lake, Manitoba, Zoey grew up in rural, remote, and urban regions all over Canada.

Zoey has dealt with a number of adversities through her entire life that has strengthened her to become the strong woman she is today. At 15 years old, reaching out to her community, getting involved and volunteering was the first step she took to her new life.

Zoey has been working closely with various organizations and youth from across Canada and around the world. She has received the Canadian Heritage Success Story (2012) Queen Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012), the YWCA Women of Distinction Youth Award (2013) and the National Aboriginal Youth Achievement Award for the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (2013) for her innovative approaches in addressing social issues through positive movements and education. Zoey founded Rock the Vote in Saskatchewan which turned into a Canadian movement during the 2011 Federal Election and mobilized disenfranchised populations across Canada with the goal to increase informed decision makers in marginalized communities.

She’s recently traveled alone to the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in New York City and to the World Conference of Indigenous Women in Lima, Peru to advocate for young Indigenous and Metis people who are politically and socially marginalized within Canada and around the world.

Zoey attends the University of Saskatchewan working towards a Bachelor of Education. Working with and for First Nations’ people, as well as marginalized and disenfranchised people all over Canada, is where Zoey’s heart lies. Her goal is to inspire people to become educated but recognizes inequities that exist and she will continue to take an educational approach through her work and support youth to become leaders.

Words of Wisdom: “The legacy is in the process”

 

 

 


Monday, November 4, SASKATOON

Doors open at 7 pm

Readings by Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm, Gregory Scofield, Kevin Wesquate and Zoey "Pricelys" Roy

Station 20 West, Saskatoon, Admission by Donation, Light Refreshments will be served, All Welcome!


 
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