DAY 3 - Sun Dec 5
Poetry Readings from Billy Ray-Belcourt, Janet Rogers, Timimie Märak
followed by a conversation between the poets moderated by Liisa-Ravna Finbog.
Each writer breaks open wounds we may not want to face, and stitches us up with a beautiful vision of an Indigenous future that is Queer, grounded in culture, revolutionary, visionary and unafraid. Coming together from Mohawk/Tuscorora, Sami, and Cree Nations the conversation will be moderated by the brilliant Sami scholar Liisa-Ravna.
About the Artists
Billy-Ray Belcourt is a writer and academic from the Driftpile Cree Nation. He is an Assistant Professor in the Creative Writing Program at the University of British Columbia. A 2018 Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholar, he earned his PhD in English at the University of Alberta. He was also a 2016 Rhodes Scholar and holds an M.St.... Read more
Janet Marie Rogers
Victoria British Columbia Poet Laureate 2012-2015University of Northern British Columbia Writer in Residence 2015/2016 OCAD Indigenous Visual Culture NIGIG Visiting Artist 2016Northern Comma Writer in Residence Sept.-Oct. 2017University of Lethbridge Gushul Artists Residency November 2017Joy Kogawa Writer in Residence April-June 2018Institute of American Indian Art Artist in Residence July-August 2018University of Alberta Writer in Residence September 2018-May... Read more
Timimie Märak is a poet, feminist & Sápmi queeraktivist living in Stockholm. Timimie puts just as much in between the lines they write as in the words they choose to share. Like them, their poetry is a combination of deep roots and connections, read at a big-city pace. Read more