Settle in for this unique double interview based on Buffy Sainte-Marie: The Authorized Biography. Raina Douris will interview Andrea Warner, biographer, and her subject, Canadian icon Buffy Sainte-Marie, about their partnership and its enthralling results.
Please note that there will be no musical performance at this event.
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Susan G. Cole is an author, playwright and activist. She’s the author of two books on violence against women, the author of A Fertile Imagination, a groundbreaking play about two lesbians trying to have a baby. She has been a contributor to IFOA for over 15 years.
Raina Douris is an award-winning radio personality from Toronto, ON and the host of CBC Music Mornings. A graduate of Ryerson University's Radio & Television program, she began her career at Toronto rock station 102.1 the Edge, and then continued on to CBC Radio 3 where she hosted daily music-focused shows. In 2013, Douris was part of the team that launched the new station Indie88 as its music director and afternoon host, before moving to the morning show. In both 2014 and 2015, Douris was chosen as the Best Radio Personality in Toronto by Now Magazine readers for her work. When she's not on air, you’ll find her at concerts and making art.
Buffy Sainte-Marie is an iconic singer-songwriter, musician, visual artist, educator, activist, philanthropist and innovator. She has written pop standards that have been sung and recorded by the likes of Janis Joplin, Joe Cocker, Barbra Streisand, Bobby Darin, A Tribe Called Red and Elvis Presley, to name a few. She penned “Universal Soldier,” the definitive anti-war anthem of the 20th century; recorded one of the world’s first electronic vocal albums; and spent five years on Sesame Street, where she became the first woman to breastfeed on national television. She was the first First Nations person to win an Academy Award®. She lives in Hawaii.
Andrea Warner is a writer, critic, broadcaster and podcaster focusing on music, arts, pop culture and feminism. She’s the author of Buffy Sainte-Marie: The Authorized Biography (Greystone) as well as the acclaimed 2015 book, We Oughta Know: How Four Women Ruled the '90s and Changed Canadian Music (Eternal Cavalier Press). Andrea is an associate producer at CBC Music and co-hosts the weekly podcast, Pop This!.