Category: Events

Vancouver Sun: How should Reconciliation Day in BC be spent?

April 22, 2024|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , , |

Whether attending a public event or and deepening private reflections, British Columbians are planning to commemorate their first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. For Cree author Darrel McLeod, this Thursday will be a day of remembrance and reflection. READ THE FULL ARTICLE→

A Season in Chezgh’un nominated for the BC and Yukon Ethel Wilson Fiction prize

April 22, 2024|Categories: Awards, Events, News|Tags: , , , , , |

The West Coast Book Prize Society has announced the finalists for the 40th Annual BC and Yukon Book Prizes, which includes A Season in Chezgh’un for the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize. Awards will be given out September 28 across all eight categories. SEE FULL LIST OF NOMINEES→

Chulalongkorn University, Thailand: Public lecture, reading, interview

February 10, 2024|Categories: Events, Interviews, Lectures, Readings, Video|Tags: , , |

Darrel McLeod gives a special lecture, reads a section from Mamaskatch, and discusses some of the themes covered in the book as well as the impact his book has had on its readers to date. BALAC is Thailand’s first undergraduate program in cultural studies at Chulalongkorn University’s Faculty of Arts. From November 2019, Sessions One and Two below.

Vancouver Public Library: Darrel McLeod in discussion with Shelagh Rogers

February 10, 2024|Categories: Events, Interviews, Video|Tags: , , |

“I hope my novel seeds a profound desire to know more — the desire to connect personally with indigenous communities — and individuals as neighbors, friends and maybe even lovers.” —Darrel McLeod

In his first novel, acclaimed author Darrel McLeod brings us A Season in Chezgh’un, a fascinating read that depicts a world most will never experience: life on a typical Indian Reserve in Canada. McLeod takes the intimacy and candor he’s known for in his memoirs and uses them to paint the story of a talented and conflicted Cree man who spends a year in Northern BC taking in the indomitable spirit of the people, and the splendour of nature — all the while fighting to keep his dark side from destroying his life.

Join Darrel in discussion with acclaimed literary journalist Shelagh Rogers.

Word On The Street: Indigenous writers’ roundtable

February 10, 2024|Categories: Events, Interviews, Video|Tags: , , |

From 2021: Every day, Indigenous people across Turtle Island are building a more hopeful future, through community initiatives, storytelling, and more. Join us as we hold space to grieve the losses of this year, honour the struggles and successes of those dedicated to Indigenous resistance, and discuss the role that writing has in decolonizing our world: how do books and storytelling contribute to healing? How do we celebrate and protect Indigenous storytellers? How have current events changed the way we write?

Blue Met Talks: Inégalités / On social inequality

February 10, 2024|Categories: Events, Video|Tags: , |

Le monde, nos sociétés, la vie sont faits d’inégalités de toutes sortes en dépit des progrès de la démocratie et des droits humains. Pourquoi? Est-ce une fatalité? Peut-on les atténuer? Des écrivains et des penseurs de divers horizons nous livrent le fruit de leur réflexion sur le sujet dans une série d’interventions brèves et stimulantes. La vente des billets pour assister à cette activité fut remise à la Fondation du Centre jeunesse de Montréal.

In spite of the progress of democracy and human rights, the world, our societies, life itself, are made up of many forms of inequality. Why is this? Is it inevitable? Can we alleviate or minimize some forms of inequality? Writers and thinkers from various fields reflect on this topic in a series of short stimulating talks. Proceeds from ticket sales for this event were donated to the Fondation du Centre jeunesse de Montréal.

Niizhotay Stories: An Evening with Darrel J. McLeod

February 10, 2024|Categories: Events, News, Video|Tags: , , , , , |

On this third National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, we once again honour treasured Elder and tireless community-builder Theodore Niizhotay Fontaine with Niizhotay Stories, an annual event which calls on us all to forge a healing path in the spirit of “two hearts.” For this year’s installment, we welcome Governor General’s Award-winning Cree author Darrel J. McLeod (author of Mamaskatch: A Cree Coming of Age and Peyakow: Reclaiming Cree Dignity) to Winnipeg to discuss his debut novel, A Season in Chezgh’un (Douglas & McIntyre) with host Dr. Jillian Horton. Co-presented by The Winnipeg International Writers’ Festival as part of THIN AIR 2023.

Virtual Event: Darrel J. McLeod, August 17, 2021

January 25, 2024|Categories: Events|Tags: , , |

Harvard Book Store’s virtual event series welcomes DARREL J. MCLEOD—author of the award-winning memoir Mamaskatch: A Cree Coming of Age—for a discussion of his latest memoir, Peyakow: Reclaiming Cree Dignity. He will be joined in conversation by acclaimed poet BILLY-RAY BELCOURT, author of The Wound is a World and A History of My Brief Body. SEE EVENT DETAILS→

Darrel J. McLeod featured at The Afternoon Tea

January 22, 2024|Categories: Events|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Afternoon Tea is always special: a chance to immerse in readings from a lineup of bestselling, award-winning and celebrated authors while savouring a high tea selection of treats with friends. This year, we present Jamaluddin Aram (Nothing Good Happens in Wazirabad on Wednesday), Carmen Boullosa (The Book of Eve), Michael Crummey (The Adversary), Elizabeth Hay (Snow Road Station), Emma Hooper (We Should Not Be Afraid of the Sky), Darrel J. McLeod (A Season in Chezgh’un). Hosted by Bill Richardson. SEE DETAILS→

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