Healing Wounds with Words: Dominic Hoey & Tyler Pennock

Dominic Hoey and Tyler Pennock

Healing Wounds with Words: Dominic Hoey & Tyler Pennock

Dominic Hoey and Tyler Pennock

8:30pm

Friday, September 23, 2022

Join New Zealand poet Dominic Hoey and Canadian poet Tyler Pennock for intimate readings and frank discussions revealing honest explorations of trauma from colonial violence and illness. Pennock is a Two-Spirit adoptee from a Cree and Metis family in Alberta whose debut poetry collection Bones examines personal and systemic trauma in the Indigenous community. Hoey is a poet, author and playwright based in Auckland, New Zealand whose poetry collection I Thought We’d be Famous discusses trauma related to health and illness.

Ticket Info:
Date & Time: September 23 at 8:30pm ET
Where: Brigantine Room in Harbourfront Centre
Duration: 60 minutes
Ticket prices: $17 – Regular; $12 – Youth; or Get a TIFA Pass
*This event will be followed by a book signing

Join New Zealand poet Dominic Hoey and Canadian poet Tyler Pennock for intimate readings and frank discussions revealing honest explorations of trauma from colonial violence and illness. Pennock is a Two-Spirit adoptee from a Cree and Metis family in Alberta whose debut poetry collection Bones examines personal and systemic trauma in the Indigenous community. Hoey is a poet, author and playwright based in Auckland, New Zealand whose poetry collection I Thought We’d be Famous discusses trauma related to health and illness.

Ticket Info:
Date & Time: September 23 at 8:30pm ET
Where: Brigantine Room in Harbourfront Centre
Duration: 60 minutes
Ticket prices: $17 – Regular; $12 – Youth; or Get a TIFA Pass
*This event will be followed by a book signing

Featured Authors

Dominic Hoey is a poet, author and playwright based in Auckland, New Zealand. His debut novel Iceland was a New Zealand bestseller and was long-listed for the 2018 Ockham Book Award. He's released four poetry books and a bunch of rap albums he'd rather forget. His new novel, Poor People With Money is out now on Penguin. In a former life, Dominic was an MC battle and slam-poetry champion. Through his Learn To Write Good creative writing course, Dominic has taught hundreds of students around the world how to think dyslexic. He also works with young people through the Atawhai program, teaching art, yoga and meditation to help them with their mental health and self-esteem. Currently he lives with a small, vicious dog and dreams of one day owning an animal rescue farm.

Read more about Dominic Hoey

Tyler Pennock, author of Bones (2020), is a Two-Spirit Queerdo from Faust, Alberta, and is a member of Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation. They were adopted from a Cree and Métis family, and reunited with them in 2006. Tyler is a graduate of Guelph University’s Creative Writing MFA program (2013), as well as the University of Toronto (2009). They have lived in Toronto for the past 25 years.

Read more about Tyler Pennock

8:30pm

Friday, September 23, 2022

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Blood by , I Thought We’d Be Famous by , Bones by , Poor People with Money by ,
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