Had a brief but lovely chat with Jim Brown on CBC Radio's Alberta At Noon about the Fort McMurray flood. There are, unfortunately, lots of similarities in being evacuated for a fire and the flood. My friends at University of Alberta Press will be happy to know I got in the full title of the book and mentioned them, too! ... See MoreSee Less
International Writers Festival in Fort McMurray this March
Registration is now open for Wood Buffalo’s first international writing festival! The Western Perceptions Writers Festival brings Indigenous and non-Indigenous authors together to share literary viewpoints with fans.
I am extremely proud to be Co-Artistic Director along with my good friend Frederick R. Mcdonald. Authors include Lee Maracle, David Morrell, Wayne Arthurson, Kellen Cutsforth and Jeff Mariotte. Registration is open to all for March 24 and 25. March 26 is dedicated to an invite-only workshop led by Mi’kmaw writer Brandon Mitchell for northern youth interested in the comic book and graphic novel industry.
The three-day event was made possible by presenting sponsor Fort McKay First Nation and a grant from the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. It has the support of the Athabasca Tribal Council, the Multicultural Association of Wood Buffalo, Arts Council Wood Buffalo and The Writers Guild of Alberta.