GGBooks Finalists in Conversation: Writing the Self, with Ivan Coyote & Larry Audlaluk
November 15 at 4pm
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Governor General’s Literary Award finalists Larry Audlaluk and Ivan Coyote discuss their acclaimed new memoirs with Robert Wiersema, exploring the process of writing oneself and sharing memories. Grise Fiord community leader Audlaluk shares the journey of his family’s relocation to the high arctic, marked by illness, residential schooling and bad promises, in What I Remember, What I Know: The Life of a High Arctic Exile. After decades of performing on the road and travelling the world, Coyote documents their life being grounded by the pandemic, through an exploration of cherished messages from readers and audience members that helped keep their energy alive, in Care Of.
Interviewer: Robert Wiersema
This event is organized in collaboration with the Canada Council for the Arts (CCA) to celebrate the 2021 non-fiction finalists of the Governor General’s Literary Awards, which recognize Canada’s best English-language and French-language books. The winners will be announced by the CCA on November 17.