Richard Wagamese’s Starlight: A Tribute with Shelagh Rogers and Friends

Cherie Dimaline, Waubgeshig Rice, Eden Robinson

Richard Wagamese’s Starlight: A Tribute with Shelagh Rogers and Friends
Event Number: 52
Tickets: $20.00

Richard Wagamese’s Starlight: A Tribute with Shelagh Rogers and Friends

Cherie Dimaline, Waubgeshig Rice, Eden Robinson

Friday, October 19
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Granville Island Stage

1585 Johnston St, Vancouver

“I ask for nothing. I only offer thanks.” – Embers

Richard Wagamese’s passing in 2017 was felt across nations. The acutely generous, insightful, lyrical author was deeply loved for his body of work and fearless exploration of traumas faced during residential school and beyond. Those unfamiliar with his work became familiar when Indian Horse, winner of Canada Reads, was turned into a major film last year. His close friend and host of CBC’s The Next Chapter, Shelagh Rogers, alongside esteemed writers Cherie DimalineWaubgeshig Rice and Eden Robinson, pay homage to one of Canada’s most important literary voices. Wagamese continues to be missed. Please join us to celebrate a man who reminded us all of humanity, humility and the beautiful ability of art to heal.

Also suitable for grades 10–12.

Presented in partnership with Vancity.

Event Participants:

Cherie Dimaline

Ontario

The Vancouver Writers Fest is pleased to announce Cherie Dimaline as our first annual Guest Curator, programming four events throughout festival week. A Métis writer, editor and coordinator of the annual Indigenous Writers’ Gathering, Dimaline’s fiction has been anthologized internationally. Her latest YA novel, The Marrow Thieves, won a 2017 Governor General’s Award, the American Kirkus Prize, and was shortlisted for numerous other awards. It was also a selection for CBC’s 2018 Canada Reads.

@cherie_dimaline

Waubgeshig Rice

Waubgeshig Rice

Ontario

Waubgeshig Rice is an Anishinaabe author and journalist originally from Wasauksing First Nation on Georgian Bay. His most recent novel is Moon of the Crusted Snow. By day, he works as a broadcast and web journalist for CBC News in Sudbury, Ontario. He and his wife and son split their time between Sudbury and Wasauksing.

waub.ca, @waub

 

Eden Robinson

British Columbia

Eden Robinson is a Haisla/Heiltsuk author who grew up in Haisla, British Columbia. Monkey Beach, her first novel, was shortlisted for both the Scotiabank Giller Prize and the Governor General’s Literary Award for fiction in 2000 and won the BC Book Prize’s Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize. Her novel, Son of a Trickster, was shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. Her latest work is Trickster Drift.