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Honouring Indigenous Writers - A Poetry Reading with Poet Marilyn Dumont
Marilyn Dumont is the author of four collections of poems: A Really Good Brown Girl (winner of the 1997 Gerald Lampert Award), green girl dreams Mountains (winner of the Writer’s Guild of Alberta’s 2001 Stephan G. Stephansson Award), that tongued belonging (winner of the 2007 McNally Robinson Aboriginal Poetry Book of the Year and Aboriginal Book of the Year Award) and The Pemmican Eaters (published in 2015 by ECW Press). The original Brick Books edition of A Really Good Brown Girl was reprinted thirteen times, and selections from the book are widely anthologized in secondary and post-secondary texts. Marilyn has been Writer-in-Residence at the Edmonton Public Library and in numerous universities across Canada. In addition, she has been faculty at the Banff Centre for the Arts’ Writing with Style and Wired Writing programs, as well as an advisor and mentor in their Indigenous Writers’ Program. She serves as a board member on The Public Lending Rights Commission of Canada. She is an Associate Professor at the University of Alberta, cross-appointed in the Faculty of Native Studies and the Department of English and Film Studies.
This event is part of the Honouring Indigenous Writers on Wikipedia event, which seeks to improve the coverage of Indigenous writers on Wikipedia and to encourage diverse community editors to actively work to dissuade assumptions about Indigenous literature by raising their profile in this increasingly influential information source. This year, instead of our annual Wikipedia Edit-a-thon we have put together a schedule of author readings and workshops throughout the month of March, as well as asynchronous Wikipedia editing challenges designed to be easily accessed and doable online whenever you have time. You can read more about these events here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/HonouringIndigenousWriters/UBC_2021/Schedule
Please note: This event is from 12-1 Pacific time.
You will be emailed a Zoom link 1 week in advance of the event.
- Tuesday, March 9, 2021
- 1:00pm - 2:00pm
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