Multi-award winning Haisla/Heiltsuk novelist Eden Robinson discusses her work in intimate conversation at the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, including her latest novel Trickster Drift. Q&A and book signing to follow. Books will be available for purchase, courtesy of A Different Drummer Books. For this event, Eden Robinson will be interviewed by Greg Younging.
To purchase tickets, call the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts Box Office at 905-338-4161.
This event is part of the Lit On Tour programme.
Please Note: Ryan McMahon was previously scheduled to take part on this panel as an interviewer, however, his appearance has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.
Haisla/Heiltsuk novelist Eden Robinson is the author of a collection of short stories written when she was a Goth called Traplines, which won the Winifred Holtby Prize in the UK. Her first novel, Monkey Beach, won the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize and was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and the Governor General's Award for Fiction. Son of a Trickster was also a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. In 2017, she won the Writers' Trust of Canada Fellowship. Her latest novel is Trickster Drift. She lives in Kitimat, BC.
Gregory Younging is a member of Opsakwayak Cree Nation. He holds a Masters of Arts degree from the Institute of Canadian Studies at Carleton University and a Masters of Publishing degree from the Canadian Centre for Studies in Publishing at Simon Fraser University. He received his doctoral degree from the Department of Educational Studies at University of British Columbia. Gregory has worked for the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples, Assembly of First Nations, and Native Women’s Association of Canada. From 1990 to 2003, he was Managing Editor of Theytus Books. He is the former Assistant Director of Research for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. He is now on faculty with the Indigenous Studies Program at University of British Columbia Okanagan in Kelowna. Gregory is a former member of Canada Council’s Aboriginal Arts Advisory Committee (1997–2001) and the British Columbia Arts Council (1999–2001).