Festival Weekend – September 26-27

september, 2020

26sep11:15 am12:00 pmFeaturedVirtual EventWhen The World Stands StillWaubgeshig Rice, Kevin Chong11:15 am - 12:00 pm EST

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Kevin Chong and Waubgeshig Rice sit down to discuss their prescient novels – stories of navigating quarantines, dwindling supply chains, and social inequity. 

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Kevin Chong

Kevin Chong is the author of six books, including most recently the 2018 novel The Plague. He lives in Vancouver but has recently begun teaching creative writing at UBCO in Kelowna.

Waubgeshig Rice

Waubgeshig Rice is an author and journalist originally from Wasauksing First Nation. His first short story collection, Midnight Sweatlodge, won an Independent Publishers Book Award in 2012. His debut novel, Legacy, followed in 2014. He now splits his time between Sudbury and Wasauksing.


Moon of the Crusted Snow

With winter looming, a small northern Anishinaabe community goes dark. Cut off, panic builds as the food supply dwindles. While the band council and a pocket of community members struggle to maintain order, unexpected visitors arrive, escaping the crumbling society to the south. The community leadership loses its grip on power as the visitors manipulate the tired and hungry to take control of the reserve. As tensions rise, so does the death toll due to sickness and despair. Frustrated by the building chaos, a group of young friends and their families turn to the land and Anishinaabe tradition in hopes of helping their community thrive again.

AuthorWaubgeshig Rice

The Plague

A modern retelling of the Camus classic that posits its story of infectious disease and quarantine in our contemporary age of social justice and rising inequity.

AuthorKevin Chong


(Saturday) 11:15 am - 12:00 pm EST