Open Text Reading Series
Thursday, October 25
11:30 am – 1pm
2055 Purcell Way
Garry Gottfriedson, from the Secwepemc First Nation (Shuswap), was born, raised and lives in Kamloops, BC. He was awarded the Gerald Red Elk Creative Writing Scholarship by the Naropa Institute in Boulder, Colorado, where he studied under Allen Ginsberg, Anne Waldman, Marianne Faithful and others. Gottfriedson’s works include In Honor of Our Grandmothers: Imprints of Cultural Survival (Theytus Books 1994), 100 Years of Contact (Secwepemc Cultural Education Society, 1990), Glass Tepee (Thistledown Press 2002), nominated for First People’s Publishing Award 2004, his first children’s story Painted Pony (Partners in Publishing 2005), and Whiskey Bullets (Ronsdale 2006 — Anskohk Aboriginal Award Finalist).
Open to the public. Free. Everyone welcome.
We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for this reading.
Upcoming Open Text Readings:
Barry McKinnon and Shane Rhodes: Thursday, November 15 from 11:30 - 1 pm LB322
Jamie Reid: Tuesday, November 20 from 2:30 - 4 pm L 186
For further information on the Open Text Reading Series please contact Kim Minkus, Convenor for Creative Writing at firstname.lastname@example.org