The Vancouver Writers Fest presents
13. The Alma Lee Opening Night Event: Tanya Talaga in Conversation with Jael Richardson
Tanya TALAGA, JAEL RICHARDSON
Groundbreaking and award-winning journalist Tanya Talaga reflects on her landmark investigations on Canada's inhumane treatment on Indigenous peoples and the work that lies ahead to create lasting change.
This year’s Guest Curator, award-winning journalist and CBC Massey Lecturer Tanya Talaga, writes tirelessly on the injustice of Canada’s treatment of Indigenous peoples. Seven Fallen Feathers and All Our Relations are landmark titles, investigating the deaths of seven Indigenous students in Thunder Bay and the rise of youth suicides in Indigenous communities. Her research has won prestigious awards and, perhaps most importantly, garnered widespread public awareness. In conversation with Festival of Literary Diversity Artistic Director Jael Richardson, Talaga discusses these difficult but necessary investigations, the challenge of writing for change and how she continues to find hope while confronting the hardest of truths. Hear this Anishinaabekwe speak about the progress underway and the great work that lies ahead.
Presented in partnership with UBC Library.
Tuesday, October 22 at 8:30pm
Waterfront Theatre, 1412 Cartwright St
$26 - Regular
$24 - Members/Seniors
$15 - Youth (under 30)
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