Live Webinar Reading: Indigenous Brilliance

Friday April 17th at 4:30 PST: Vancouver Gallery Art Connects and Indigenous Brilliance have partnered to organize a webinar live reading!

A Zoom webinar featuring three poets, co-facilitated by Stephanie Bokenfohr and Melissa Lee, will air on Friday April 17th, at 4:30pm PST (7:30 pm EST).

Authors’ Bios are listed below 🙂

Past Webinars by Art Connects can be viewed here.

(details on how to access the Webinar will follow in a separate post later)

Selina Boan

Selina Boan is a poet living on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Musqueam, SḵwxwĂş7mesh, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples. She has been published extensively in literary magazines across Canada, won the Gold National Magazine Award for poetry in 2017, and was shortlisted for the 2016 CBC Poetry Prize.

Kaitlyn Purcell

Kaitlyn Purcell is an artist, poet, storyteller, and scholar. She is a proud member of Smith’s Landing First Nation, and the Writing Revolution in Place creative research collective. She is a PhD student at the University of Calgary studying Indigenous Literatures, Creative Writing, and Community-Based Learning. Her work is inspired by her experiences as a troubled adolescent in Edmonton, detached from her Dene roots. She has won numerous awards for her creative work, such as the Metatron Prize for Rising Authors (2019), the Alberta Foundation for the Arts Young Artist Prize (2017) and the Stephen Kapalka Memorial Prize in Creating Writing (2015)

Tyler Pennock

Tyler Pennock is Two-Spirit, was adopted from a Cree and Métis family around the Lesser Slave Lake area of Alberta. They are a graduate of Guelph University’s Creative Writing MFA program. They currently live in Toronto, having worked as an educator and community worker for over ten years. Bones is their first book.

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