Join a celebration of the Exchanging Words program with the artists who led the workshops. The presenters will read and perform selections of their writings from a variety of genres. Featuring Norine Braun, Wanda John-Kehewin, Jonina Kirton, Chris Bose, Columpa Bobb, and Joanne Arnott. Hosted by Russell Wallace.
About this Event
This reading is a celebration of the online workshops that took place in February and March 2021. Exchanging Words is an ongoing project in a partnership between Warriors Against Violence Society, Aboriginal Writers Collective West Coast (AWCWC), and WePress Community Arts Space Society. By providing writing and storytelling workshops to the community at a number of events online, the workshops encouraged participants to write and tell stories about experiences with violence (which could include residential school, the 60s scoop, murdered and missing family members, family violence, and intimate partner violence).
The sessions were for people to express themselves in ways that they might not have had access to in the past or perhaps ever considered before. Led by professional Indigenous writers in our communities who are collective members of the AWCWC. The variety of approaches in writing included traditionally-inspired storytelling, poetry, songwriting, fiction, personal essay, and theatre.
Funding for this project comes from Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation and the Minister͛s Advisory Council on Indigenous Women through the Giving Voice Initiative.
For more information please contact Russell Wallace and other members of AWCWC at email@example.com