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Manitoba Indigenous Writers Festival continues this weekend

January 17, 2014 — 

The Indigenous Writers Collective of Manitoba hosts three days of literature, discussion, debate and, as they put it, “full out word debauchery.” It runs in Winnipeg from January 16 – 18, 2014 at Neechi Commons and the Millennium Library.

The Manitoba Indigenous Writers Festival is a three-day celebration of Indigenous authors, writing, and stories.

The Manidoo-Giizis/ Kinepisim festival will feature some of Canada’s finest writers like Tlicho story master Richard Van Camp, whose novel The Lesser Blessed was recently made into a feature film starring Benjamin Bratt and new comer Joel Evans.

BC-based poet Joanne Arnott comes back to her Winnipeg roots to share her poems and knowledge with the next generation of tellers as part of all day workshops taking place at the Millennium Library.

The festival opened last night at Neechi Commons for readings and launch of the new book ‘Writing for Change’ and continues until the Saturday.


Writers who appeared at Thursday night opening night show:
Ko’ona Cochrane (drum song)
Host Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair — assistant prof, Native studies
Althea Guiboche
Michael Hutchinson
Warren Cariou, associate professor, English, film and theatre

Marie Annharte

Duncan Mercredi

Katherena Vermette, Centre for Creative Writing and Oral Culture affiliate


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