Faculty of Arts
Saint Mary's Reading Series
Fri, Sep 16, 2016 - 7:30 PM to
Fri, Sep 16, 2016 - 9:30 PM
Location: McNally East Patrick Power Library
The first 2016/17 installment of the Saint Mary's Reading Series will feature:
Lee Maracle has been, for more than 40 years, one of Canada's most prolific and influential Indigenous writers. As an artist, activist, teacher and public intellectual, her sophisticated, genre-crossing work grapples directly with the most pressing issue facing First Nations people, especially women, today. In its review of the her latest novel, the Vancouver Sun write, "If you care about reconciliation and justice in Canada, ferociously beautiful prose and complex, compassionate character development, make time this year to listen to Celia's Song."
Armand Garnet Ruffo is a filmmaker, a dramatist, a biographer, a fiction writer, a poet, an editor, and a scholar who's played an essential role in the creative and critical development of contemporary Indigenous literature in Canada. About his most recent book, The Thunderbird Poems, Publisher's Weekly wrote: "This collection, in which Ruffo poetically explores some of (Norval) Morriseau's most striking artworks and his life story, is more than just a great complement to his primary study: it is an imaginative, authentic interaction with the artist's culture, context, and art."
Organized by Department of English
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