Kegedonce Press is an Aboriginal publishing house in Neyaashiinigmiing Reserve No. 27, Ontario, owned by Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm. It has been crafting beautiful books that involve Indigenous Peoples at all levels of production. Come celebrate the house’s many achievements over the past 25 years. A number of Kegedonce authors, including Richard Van Camp and Joanne Arnott, will be in attendance. This event will be hosted by Stephanie Pangowish. Licensed event.
Joanne Arnott is a Métis/mixed-blood writer, editor and arts activist, originally from Manitoba, at home on the West Coast. Her book Wiles of Girlhood won the Gerald Lampert Award (LCP 1992). She has published eight other books, including Halfling spring: an internet romance (Kegedonce 2013) and A Night for the Lady (Ronsdale 2013). She was a founding member of the Aboriginal Writers Collective West Coast, and a past volunteer with The Writers Union of Canada and The Writers’ Trust of Canada. She is currently Poetry Editor for EVENT Magazine. Joanne received the Vancouver Mayor’s Arts Award for Literary Arts in 2017.
Richard Van Camp is a proud Tlicho Dene from Fort Smith, NWT. He is the author of 22 books. His novel The Lesser Blessed is now a feature film with First Generation Films. You can visit him on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and at RichardVanCamp.com.