Open Word: Readings and Ideas: Leanne Betasamosake Simpson
Leanne Betasamosake Simpson will be reading from her forthcoming collection of short stories, This Accident of Being Lost as part of Open Word: Readings and Ideas. These two readings are co-presented by Camosun College.
Simpson will read at Open Space on Tuesday, January 10 at 7:30 p.m. at Open Space. Her reading at Camosun College will take place on Wednesday, January 11 at 4:00 p.m. at the Wilna Thomas Building, Room 234.
Leanne Betasamosake Simpson is the author of four books – Dancing on Our Turtle’s Back (2011), nonfiction; The Gift is in the Making (2013),a re-telling of traditional stories; Islands of Decolonial Love (2013), a short story collection; and the forthcoming This Accident of Being Lost, a book of stories and poetry. She is editor of Lighting the Eighth Fire (2008), This Is An Honour Song (2010), and The Winter We Danced (2014). In 2014, Leanne was named the RBC Charles Taylor Emerging Writer by Thomas King.
Praise for Leanne Betasamosake Simpson’s books:
“Leanne is a gifted writer who brings passion and commitment to her storytelling and who has demonstrated an uncommon ability to manage an impressive range of genres from traditional storytelling to critical analysis, from poetry to the spoken word, from literary and social activism to song-writing. She is, in my opinion, one of the more articulate and engaged voices of her generation.” -THOMAS KING AUTHOR OF THE INCONVENIENT INDIAN: A CURIOUS ACCOUNT OF NATIVE PEOPLE IN NORTH AMERICA