Lee Maracle Reading
Friday May 10th, 7:30-9pm
Hope Matters, written by multiple award-winning author Lee Maracle and her daughters Columpa Bobb and Tania Carter, focuses on the journey of Indigenous people from colonial beginnings to reconciliation. Maracle states that the book “is also about the journey of myself and my two daughters.”
Lee Maracle will read from Hope Matters at this St. John’s reading.
Born in North Vancouver, Lee Maracle is a member of the Stó:lō nation. She is the author of a number of award winning and critically acclaimed literary works. She is also co-editor of a number of anthologies including the award winning My Home as I Remember. Maracle has published in some of the most prestigious anthologies and scholarly journals worldwide. She is the Traditional Teacher for First Nations House at the University of Toronto and teaches in the Indigenous Studies program. She holds an honorary doctor of letters from St. Thomas University and is a Senior Fellow of Massey College, U of T. A recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal and the Order of Canada, Maracle has served as Distinguished Visiting Scholar at four universities.
These events are supported by First Light: St. John’s Friendship Centre, the Writers’ Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador, the Departments of English and Philosophy at Memorial University, and Eastern Edge Gallery.