Incite: Homegrown

Terese Mailhot, Chelene Knight

Incite: Homegrown


(price does not include service charge)

Incite is a Free Event Forever!

Monday, March 12
7:30 pm
Alice MacKay Room, Vancouver Public Library
350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver

From the wilds of the Pacific Northwest to the visceral Downtown Eastside, geography holds a powerful role in the construction of our memories. The essential relationship between people and land is, once more, coming to the forefront of our discussions as a country. Join acclaimed Indigenous author from Seabird Island Terese Mailhot (Heart Berries), and Vancouver born-and-raised Chelene Knight (Dear Current Occupant) as they read from their new, hauntingly beautiful memoirs that explore family, love, loss, and the places that take root inside us.

Incite is a FREE event, but registration is required:


Presented by the Vancouver Writers Fest with support from the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association and the Vancouver Courier.

Event Authors:

Incite: Homegrown

Terese Mailhot

Terese Mailhot graduated from the Institute of American Indian Arts with an MFA in fiction, and is the Saturday Editor at The Rumpus and a columnist for Indian Country Today (where her work has been recognized by the Native American Journalists Association). Her work has appeared in The Rumpus, Carve Magazine, The Offing, The Toast, Yellow Medicine Review and elsewhere. The recipient of several fellowships—SWAIA Discovery Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center Fellowship, Writing by Writers Fellowship, and the Elk Writer’s Workshop Fellowship—Mailhot was recently named the Tecumseh Post Doctoral Fellow at Purdue University.

Incite: Homegrown

Chelene Knight

Chelene Knight was born in Vancouver and is currently the Managing Editor of Room Magazine. A graduate of SFU’s The Writer’s Studio, Chelene has been published in various Canadian and American literary magazines. Her debut book, Braided Skin, was published in 2015. Dear Current Occupant is her second book. Chelene is also working on a historical novel set in the 1930s and 40s in Vancouver’s Hogan’s Alley.