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Billy-Ray Belcourt

Billy-Ray Belcourt is from the Driftpile Cree Nation. He is a PhD candidate and 2018 PE Trudeau Foundation Scholar in the Dept. of English & Film Studies at the University of Alberta. His books are THIS WOUND IS A WORLD (Frontenac, 2017), winner of the 2018 Griffin Poetry Prize, NDN COPING MECHANISMS: NOTES FROM THE FIELD (House of Anansi, Sept. 2019), and the forthcoming A HISTORY OF MY BRIEF BODY (Hamish Hamilton, May 2020).

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Joshua Whitehead

Joshua Whitehead is a Two-Spirit/ Oji-Cree/nehiyaw member of Peguis First Nation (Treaty 1) in Manitowapow. He is currently a doctoral student at the University of Calgary where he focuses on Indigenous Literatures and Cultures in the English Department. Joshua is the author of full-metal indigiqueer (Talonbooks) and Jonny Appleseed (Arsenal Pulp Press).

Joshua has been nominated for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQ Emerging Writers Prize, the Governor General’s Literary Award and was selected for the 2019 RBC Taylor Prize mentorship program. Joshua is currently working on his third book, Making Love to the Land – a hybrid form of nehiyaw storytelling that includes poetry, fiction, and personal essay on ways of reading the land from a queer Indigenous perspective, forthcoming from Knopf Canada.


Past Events

New dates for Saskatoon Writing Circles and Workshops!

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Editing your own Writing: Considerations

May 16, 2018

If you love to write and would like to take it up a notch, join veteran editors Rita Bouvier and Michelle Boulton who will take you through the editing steps that will help you hone, trim, and refine your writing to get it ready for publication.

Join us Wednesday, May 16th, 7-9 pm at Gabriel Dumont Institute Publishing in Saskatoon, #2 – 604 22nd Street West.

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Saskatoon Writing Circles

March 20, 2018

April, 2018 (date to be announced)

May 16, 2018

June 19, 2018

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Creative Nonfiction and Traditional Stories Workshop

March 20, 2018

Gabriel Dumont Institute

Saskatoon, SK

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