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Friday, February 10 • 12:30 - 13:30
One Writer's Life

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Teachers are often called upon to deal with controversial issues and the work of educating for reconciliation will present difficult situations.  The themes and details of Joseph Boyden’s life story, his books, and his talk are provocative but are critically important for us to explore as a community of professionals, educators, and Canadians.
In this talk, Joseph Boyden will share personal stories and passages from his award-winning works to highlight the complex themes of culture, diversity, and alienation that can be traced from the nation’s colonization to today.  He will explore the tensions that exist between stories and their storytellers, characters and those who inspire them, and conflicts that exist on and off the page.

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Joseph Boyden

Joseph’s award-winning writing career has had a strong focus on the historical and contemporary experience of First Nations peoples. He is best known for his booksThree Day Road, Through Black Spruce, which won the 2008 Scotiabank Giller Prize, and The Orenda, which was named the winner of CBC Radio’s Canada Reads 2014. Joseph’s work reflects the perils and inner strengths of marginalized groups.

Friday February 10, 2017 12:30 - 13:30
Shaw CC: Hall C 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 2100
  • Chairperson Shauna Swerda - Northern Gateway #43
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English