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Guest Speaker: Katherena Vermette on “Annie of Red River.”

Tue. Oct. 29 02:30 PM - Tue. Oct. 29 03:45 PM
Location: Leatherdale Commons

Sponsored by the History Department (Riley Fund).

Governor-General’s Award winning author and UW alumn Katherena Vermette will speak about her contribution to This Place and Métis history in Canada. Everyone welcome.

Katherena Vermette

Katherena Vermette is a Métis writer from Treaty One territory, the heart of the Métis nation, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Her first book, North End Love Songs (The Muses Company) won the Governor General’s Literary Award for Poetry. Her novel, The Break (House of Anansi) was bestseller in Canada and won multiple awards, including the 2017 Amazon.ca First Novel Award. Her second book of poetry, river woman (House of Anansi) and eighth children’s picture book, The Girl and The Wolf (Theytus) were both released in late 2018. She is also the author of the picture book series, The Seven Teachings Stories (Highwater Press) and the graphic novel series, A Girl Called Echo (Highwater Press). And, along with a whole team of talented filmmakers, she co-wrote and co-directed the short doc, this river (NFB) which won the 2017 Canadian Screen Award for Best Short.

Katherena is a graduate of the University of Winnipeg and was the 2017 Carold Shields Writer-in-Residence.