- Book Launch
- Calgary WordFest
- Literary Showcase
Wednesday March 29th 2017
Presented by the Vancouver Writers Fest and the Vancouver Public Library
Rebecca Rosenblum (So Much Love), Lori McNulty (Life on Mars) and Janet Rogers (Totem Poles & Railroads) present their new books and discuss human connections—how they form, and how they break down. Rosenblum details the lives of members of a small community after a young woman is abducted; McNulty’s “raw, moving, [and] strange” stories explore the absurdities of human (and nonhuman) relationships; and Rogers’ latest poetry collection illustrates the dynamics of colonialism in Canada.
Incite is generously sponsored by the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association and the Vancouver Courier.
This event takes places on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh first nations.
- Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch, Alice MacKay Room
- 7:30 PM
Saturday January 28th 2017
Janet Rogers will read from her new book Totem Poles and Railroads, which succinctly defines the 500-year-old relationship between Indigenous nations and the corporation of Canada. Placing poetry at the centre of our current post-residential school/present-day reconciliation reality, Rogers’ poems are expansive and intimate, challenging, thought-provoking and always personal.
This poetry reading will take place in the exhibition surrounded by artworks in We Come to Witness, adding a new voice to conversation between Assu and Carr.
- Vancouver Art Gallery
- 750 Hornby Street, Vancouver BC V6Z 2H7
- 3 p.m.
Wednesday November 23rd 2016
Saturday October 29th 2016
Join ARP Books and Type Books for the launch of Janet Rogers’ Totem Poles and Railroads with a conversation between the author and artist/activist Lillian Allan. For more information visit Type Books.
- Type Books
- 883 Queen St. W., Toronto, ON
- 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Saturday October 29th 2016
Saturday October 22nd 2016
Join Hal Niedzviecki, author of The Archaeologists and founder of Broken Pencil magazine, for a conversation with Jen Sookfong Lee, author of The Conjoined.
For more information about Canzine Central & The Winnipeg Anarchist Bookfair, visit the Broken Pencil website.
- Millennium Library, Winnipeg Public Library
- 251 Donald St., Wpg., MB
- Noon - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday October 19th 2016
Visit The Vancouver Public Library for discussions, poetry readings, and performances by Leanne Simpson, Jordan Abel, and Lisa Bird-Wilson. Moderated by Margo Kane.
- The Annex, Vancouver Public Library
- 823 Seymour St., Vancouver, BC
- 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday October 18th 2016
Join ARP Books, ECW Press, Pages Unbound, and Broken Pencil magazine for the launch of two great fall books: The Archaeologists by Hal Niedzviecki and The Conjoined by Jen Sookfong Lee.
- Gladstone Hotel
- 1214 Queen St. W., Toronto, ON
- 7:00 p.m.
Sunday October 16th 2016
Join Calgary Wordfest and host Tracey Lindberg as Lee Maracle is awarded the Anne Green Award. This annual award is given to an artist whose work explores and challenges the traditional form of story and narrative. Learn more at Calgary Wordfest.
- Arts Commons - Big Secret Theatre
- 205 8th Ave. SE. Calgary AB
- 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Monday June 27th 2016
A book reading and signing by Adele Perry with Daryl Redsky and Cuyler Cotton from Shoal Lake 40 First Nation’s Museum of Canadian Human Rights Violations
1919 is often recalled as the year of the Winnipeg General Strike, but it was also the year that water from Shoal Lake first flowed in Winnipeg taps. For the Anishinaabe community of Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, construction of the Winnipeg Aqueduct led to a chain of difficult circumstances that culminated in their isolation on an artificial island where, for almost two decades, they have lacked access to clean drinking water.
In Aqueduct: Colonialism, Resources, and the Histories We Remember, Adele Perry analyses the development of Winnipeg’s municipal water supply as an example of the history of settler colonialism.
Adele is Professor of History at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg. She was born and raised in a non-Indigenous family in British Columbia, did hard time in Toronto, and has lived in Winnipeg since 2000. She writes about the nineteenth century, gender, Canada, and colonialism, and is the author of On the Edge of Empire: Gender, Race, and the Making of British Columbia, 1849-1871 (University of Toronto Press, 2001), Colonial Relations: The Douglas-Connolly Family and the Nineteenth-Century Imperial World (Cambridge, 2015), and the co-editor of four editions of Rethinking Canada: The Promise of Women’s History.
Copies of the book will be available for purchase this evening.
Admission is free.
- Lake of the Woods Museum
- 300 Main Street South, Kenora, Ontario