Care Of: A Keynote with Guest Curator Ivan Coyote

Care Of: A Keynote with Guest Curator Ivan Coyote

Monday, Oct 19
Live on Zoom

In the early days of the coronavirus lockdown, like every artist and creator, writer and storyteller Ivan Coyote was faced with a calendar full of cancelled shows and a heart full of questions that all rhymed with “What now?” To keep busy while figuring out what to write about next, Coyote began to answer the backlog of mail and correspondence that had come in while they were on the pre-pandemic road: emails, letters, direct messages on social media, soggy handwritten notes found tucked under the windshield wiper of their car after a gig, all of it. Coyote has collected selections from some of the most moving parts of these missives and crafted them into a giant love letter to human connection and the power of truly listening to each other. We are delighted to welcome this award-winning author and performer to our virtual stage to experience their storytelling in both first-person and curatorial form.

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Ivan Coyote

British Columbia / Ontario

IVAN COYOTE is the author, co-author or co-editor of twelve books, including Tomboy Survival Guide, which was shortlisted for the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Nonfiction Prize and an American Library Association Stonewall Honor Book, and longlisted for Canada Reads in 2018. They are also the creator of four short films, three albums that combine storytelling with music, and six full-length theatre productions. Ivan is a seasoned stage performer and an audience favourite at storytelling, literary, film, and folk music festivals. Ivan was recently named the Alice Munro Chair in Creativity at the University of Western Ontario. Their latest book, Rebent Sinner, was published by Arsenal Pulp Press in fall 2019.