Pain of the Past: Michelle Good on Five Little Indians

Michelle Good and Waubgeshig Rice

Pain of the Past: Michelle Good on Five Little Indians

Michelle Good and Waubgeshig Rice

6:30pm

Sunday, November 1, 2020

45 mins

Cree author and lawyer Michelle Good presents a fictional account of life after residential school, in her 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize-longlisted book Five Little Indians. The gripping story is told with compassion and insight, as five residential school survivors struggle with the pain of their pasts and ultimately find a way forward. Join Good in intimate conversation about her career and the process of developing this book, at TIFA.

Interviewer: Waubgeshig Rice

The re-release of this event with Michelle Good and Waubgeshig Rice has been extended. The video will be available to watch for free until June 30 at 11:59pm ET.

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Cree author and lawyer Michelle Good presents a fictional account of life after residential school, in her 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize-longlisted book Five Little Indians. The gripping story is told with compassion and insight, as five residential school survivors struggle with the pain of their pasts and ultimately find a way forward. Join Good in intimate conversation about her career and the process of developing this book, at TIFA.

Interviewer: Waubgeshig Rice

The re-release of this event with Michelle Good and Waubgeshig Rice has been extended. The video will be available to watch for free until June 30 at 11:59pm ET.

English captioning is available for this video. Please click the ‘CC’ button in the video toolbar to turn it on.

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Michelle Good is a writer of Cree ancestry and a member of the Red Pheasant Cree Nation in Saskatchewan. After three decades of working with Indigenous communities and organizations, she obtained her law degree. She earned her MFA in creative writing at UBC while still practising law. Her novel, Five Little Indians, was nominated for the Writers’ Trust Award for Fiction and the Scotiabank Giller Prize. It received the HarperCollins/UBC Prize for Best New Fiction, the Amazon First Novel Award, the Kobo Emerging Writer Prize and the Governor General’s Award for Fiction. Michelle Good’s poems, short stories and essays have been published in magazines and anthologies across Canada.

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Waubgeshig Rice is an author and journalist from Wasauksing First Nation on Georgian Bay. He has written three fiction titles, and his short stories and essays have been published in numerous anthologies. His most recent novel, Moon of the Crusted Snow, was published in 2018 and became a national bestseller. He graduated from Ryerson University’s journalism program in 2002, and spent most of his journalism career with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation as a video journalist, web writer, producer and radio host. He lives in Sudbury, Ontario with his wife and two sons.  Waubgeshig Rice’s Festival appearance is generously supported by Pratibha Arts.

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6:30pm

Sunday, November 1, 2020

45 mins

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