Save the date! Turtle Island Reads is back.
Now in its second year, the live public event highlights stories written by and about Indigenous Canadians. This year, it will take place on Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. in Tanna Schulich Hall, located within McGill University's Elizabeth Wirth Music Building. Admission is free.
The event, broadcast on cbc.ca/montreal and Facebook Live, is a collaboration with CBC Montreal, the Quebec Writers' Federation and McGill University's Institute for the Public Life of Arts and Ideas.
Hosted by CBC's Nantali Indongo and Waubgeshig Rice, Turtle Island Reads takes its inspiration from CBC's Canada Reads, sharing that program's goals of discussing and celebrating books. During the event, three advocates will discuss books written by Indigenous Canadian authors: The advocates are:
- Shannon Webb-Campbell, Montreal-based Mi'kmaq poet, writer, and critic will discuss Bearksin Diary by Carol Daniels (Harbour Publishing Co.).
- Ryan McMahon, Winnipeg-based Anishinaabe comedian, writer, podcaster and community activator will discuss Son of a Trickster by Eden Robinson (Knopf Canada).
- Moe Clark, Montreal-based Métis artist, musician, educator and activist will discuss This Accident of Being Lost by Leanne Simpson (University of Toronto Press).