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EVENT Magazine and Douglas College present the annual Indigenous Voices Reading Series, featuring Douglas College's 2021 Indigenous Writer-in-Residence Richard Van Camp, with guest readers Jessica Johns and Garry Gottfriedson, hosted by Molly Cross-Blanchard.

This event will take place on February 25 at 6pm and is free to attend via Zoom! Please reserve your free ticket to receive the webinar link.

Richard Van Camp is a proud Tlicho Dene from Fort Smith, NWT. He is the author of 24 books in just about every genre. His novel, The Lesser Blessed, is now a feature film with First Generation Films. You can visit him on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and at https://richardvancamp.com/.

Jessica Johns is a nehiyaw aunty with English-Irish ancestry and a member of Sucker Creek First Nation in Treaty 8 territory in Northern Alberta. She is the Managing Editor for Room Magazine and a co-organizer of the Indigenous Brilliance reading series. Her debut poetry chapbook, How Not to Spill, co-won the 2019 BP Nichol Chapbook Award, and her short story “Bad Cree” won the 2020 Writers’ Trust Journey Prize and won silver at the 2020 National Magazine Awards. Her novel BAD CREE will be released in January 2023 with HarperCollins.

Garry Gottfriedson is from Kamloops, BC. He is strongly rooted in his Secwepemc (Shuswap) cultural teachings. He holds a Masters of Arts Education Degree from Simon Fraser University. In 1987, the Naropa Institute in Boulder, Colorado awarded a Creative Writing Scholarship to Gottfriedson. There, he studied under Allen Ginsberg, Marianne Faithful and others. Gottfriedson has 10 published books. He has read from his work across Canada, United States, South America, New Zealand, Europe, and Asia. Gottfriedson’s work unapologetically unveils the truth of Canada’s treatment of First Nations. His work has been anthologized and published nationally and internationally. Currently, he works at Thompson Rivers University.

Molly Cross-Blanchard is a white and Métis writer and editor from Treaty 6 living on the unceded territory of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples. She has an English BA from the University of Winnipeg and a Creative Writing MFA from the University of British Columbia, and is the publisher at Room. Her debut poetry collection, Exhibitionist, is forthcoming this spring with Coach House.

Please contact Molly (mollyecb09@gmail.com) with any questions or concerns about the event. Maarsii!


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