Incite: Eden Robinson in Conversation with Angela Sterritt


(price does not include service charge)

Free but registration is required

Wednesday March 17, 2021
7:00pm PT

This spring, one of Canada’s greatest book series reaches its highly-anticipated climax with Return of the Trickster, the final instalment of master storyteller and global phenomenon Eden Robinson’s beloved Trickster Trilogy.

Join the Vancouver Writers Fest on March 17 as we invite to our virtual stage Robinson, a Writers’ Trust Engel/Findley Award winner, New York Times Notable Book of the Year recipient and two-time Scotiabank Giller Prize-shortlisted author. A member of the Haisla/Heiltsuk First Nations, Robinson will be in conversation with acclaimed CBC journalist and award-winning Reconcile This columnist and Gitxsan Nation member Angela Sterritt.

In what is sure to be a captivating conversation about writing, art, creativity and the global response to everyone’s favourite Trickster son, we’re delighted to be hosting these two incredible women—artists, authors, and powerful changemakers—in an intimate Incite event.

Click here to watch the event recording.

Incite is a free event series, and is presented in partnership with the Vancouver Public Library.

This event is also available through the TELUS Optik network.

Event Participants:

Haisla/Heiltsuk novelist Eden Robinson is the author of a collection of novellas written when she was a Goth called Traplines, which won the Winifred Holtby Prize in the UK. Her next novels, Monkey Beach and Blood Sports, were written before she discovered she was gluten-intolerant and tend to be quite grim, the latter being especially gruesome because half-way through writing it, Robinson gave up a two-pack-a-day cigarette habit and the more she suffered, the more her characters suffered. Even so, Monkey Beach won the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize and was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and the Governor General’s Award for Fiction. By the time Eden began her Trickster Trilogy, however, she had given full rein to her matriarchal tendencies. The first book, Son of a Trickster, became a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and Canada Reads. Trickster Drift, the second book in the trilogy, won the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize. In 2017, Eden was awarded the Writers’ Trust Fellowship. She lives in Kitamaat Village, BC.

Angela Sterritt is a reporter, guest host, and columnist for CBC. She and her team won the 2017 Investigative Award of the Year from Canadian Journalists for Free Expression for their coverage of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. In 2015, she was awarded a prestigious William Southam Journalism Fellowship at Massey College. Sterritt is currently writing a book that digs into the cases of those missing or murdered along the Highway of Tears, at the Pickton farm, and in Manitoba. She lives in Vancouver.