Storming the Stage – Lee Maracle’s Legacy

12jun4:00 pm5:00 pmStorming the Stage – Lee Maracle’s LegacyWith Cody Caetano, Shannon Webb-Campbell, and Drew Hayden Taylor

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Lee Maracle’s stories are bold, honest, and gentle where it counts. Lee has given generations of writers inspiration, and readers a truly incredible oeuvre. We are joined by a few of these writers and readers who have called Lee Maracle a mentor and a friend.

Featuring titles mentored by Lee Maracle:

Half Bads in White Regalia
Cody Caetano

A family tries to learn from the mistakes of past generations in this whirlwind memoir from a wholly original new voice.

Capturing the chaos and wonder of a precarious childhood, Cody Caetano delivers a fever dream coming-of-age garnished with a slang all his own. Half-Bads in White Regalia is an unforgettable debut that unspools a tangled family history with warmth, humour, and deep generosity.

I Am A Body of Land
Shannon Webb-Campbell
Introduction by Lee Maracle

Here Webb-Campbell revisits the text of her earlier work Who Took My Sister? to examine her self, her place and her own poetic strategies. These poems are efforts to decolonize, unlearn, and undoo harm.

Reconsidering individual poems and letters, Webb-Campbell’s confessional writing circles back, and challenges what it means to ask questions of her own settler-Indigenous identity, belonging, and attempts to cry out for community, and call in with love.


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