The Vancouver Writers Fest presents
6. Shamans, Warriors & Tricksters
AVIAQ JOHNSTON, KAREN MCBRIDE, RICHARD VAN CAMP
Moderator: Jessica Johns
Curated by Tanya Talaga, three skilled storytellers reflect on their craft as they reimagine ancient myths and lore into thrilling modern adventures.
How do we incorporate ancient teachings into stories that speak to modern life? Aviaq Johnston, Karen McBride and Richard Van Camp discuss drawing from Indigenous stories to create imaginative adventures, in this first Festival event from Guest Curator Tanya Talaga. In Johnston’s Those Who Dwell Below, a young boy must embrace his destiny as a shaman to defeat a vengeful spirit at the bottom of the ocean. McBride’s Crow Winter dances on the boundaries between worlds, as protagonist Hazel is guided by Algonquin demigods to save her home. Van Camp’s humorous depiction of Northern life in Moccasin Square Gardens is studded with legendary monsters—and extraterrestrials. Join them for a conversation about craft that promises to be nothing short of magical.
Presented in partnership with Vancity
Suitable for grades 8-12 and adults.
Tuesday, October 22 at 1:00pm
Waterfront Theatre, 1412 Cartwright St
$20 - Regular
$18 - Members/Seniors
$15 - Youth (under 30)
(not including GST and $3.50 service charge per ticket)
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