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An Evening with Joshua Whitehead (Virtual)

2022-09-21 19:00:00 2022-09-21 20:30:00 America/New_York An Evening with Joshua Whitehead (Virtual) Join Joshua Whitehead for a talk and reading of his CBC Canada Reads winning novel, Jonny Appleseed.  Virtual Branch - Virtual Room 1

Wednesday, September 21
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Add to Calendar 2022-09-21 19:00:00 2022-09-21 20:30:00 America/New_York An Evening with Joshua Whitehead (Virtual) Join Joshua Whitehead for a talk and reading of his CBC Canada Reads winning novel, Jonny Appleseed.  Virtual Branch - Virtual Room 1

Virtual Branch

Virtual Room 1

Join Joshua Whitehead for a talk and reading of his CBC Canada Reads winning novel, Jonny Appleseed. 

Joshua will share how he brought a Two-Spirit character into the literary world---soon to be in the realm of television, too.

Joshua Whitehead (he/him) is a Two-Spirit, Oji-nêhiyaw member of Peguis First Nation (Treaty 1). He is currently a Ph.D. candidate, lecturer, and Killam scholar at the University of Calgary where he studies Indigenous literatures and cultures with a focus on gender and sexuality. His dissertation, tentatively titled “Feral Fatalisms,” is a hybrid narrative of theory, essay, and non-fiction that interrogates the role of “ferality” inherent within Indigenous ways of being (with a strong focus on nêhiyawewin). He is the author of full-metal indigiqueer (Talonbooks 2017) which was shortlisted for the inaugural Indigenous Voices Award and the Stephan G. Stephansson Award for Poetry. He is also the author of Jonny Appleseed (Arsenal Pulp Press 2018) which was long listed for the Giller Prize, shortlisted for the Indigenous Voices Award, the Governor General’s Literary Award, the Amazon Canada First Novel Award, the Carol Shields Winnipeg Book Award, and won the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Fiction and the Georges Bugnet Award for Fiction. Whitehead is currently working on a third manuscript titled, Making Love with the Land to be published with Knopf Canada, which explores the intersections of Indigeneity, queerness, and, most prominently, mental health through a nêhiyaw lens. Currently, Whitehead is premiering his newly edited anthology, Love after the End: an Anthology of Two-Spirit and Indigiqueer Speculative Fiction. You can find his work published widely in such venues as Prairie Fire, CV2, EVENT, Arc Poetry Magazine, The Fiddlehead, Grain, CNQ, Write, and Red Rising Magazine.

This program is a part of OPL’s Community Conversations Series – OPL’s commitment to creating a community that celebrates diversity, belonging, addressing difficult conversations, and helping build connections.

Skills Learned: Critical thinking, Communication, Information Literacy, Creativity

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AGE GROUP: | Adult |

EVENT TYPE: | Virtual | Books & Writing |

TAGS: | virtual | poetry | Indigenous art | Community Conversations | Authors | 2SLGBTQ+ |

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