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Virtual Indigenous Book Club: Moccasin Square Gardens

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Thursday, October 29th, 2020

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Indigenous Book Club: Moccasin Square Gardens by Richard Van Camp.
Indigenous Book Club is a co-production of Whitehorse Public Library and the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre. This free program invites Indigenous and non-Indigenous participants to read works by Indigenous authors and then come together over food to discuss themes and ideas.
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Thursday, October 29th: Online via Zoom. Free. author in attendance.
Facilitator: Sharon Shorty
Note: Please email YPLevents@gov.yk.ca to receive the link to participate.

Price: Free

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We encourage you to make a meal or tea for this discussion, so that we may enjoy our meal or drink together while we talk!
Richard Van Camp is an internationally renowned storyteller and best-selling author who was born in Fort Smith, Northwest Territories and is a member of the Dogrib (TłĮchǫ) Dene Nation. He is the author of dozens of books, including The Lesser Blessed, a Canadian classic that has been adapted into a feature film. Van Camp uses his oral story-telling skills and traditions to braid together pop culture with TłĮchǫ Dene culture and some Fort Smith grace in his new short story collection Moccasin Square Gardens. He lives in Edmonton, AB, with his family.
Sharon Shorty is from the Tlingit, Northern Tutchone, and Norwegian People. Sharon is from the Raven Clan and was raised with the storytelling tradition of her southern Yukon community. An actor, storyteller, producer, and playwright, she is one half of the beloved comedy duo "Gramma Susie and Grampa Charlie".
A number of print and eBooks are available to borrow with a free library card. Please call 667-5239 or come into the library to pick up or reserve your copy. Let us know if you or someone you know require the book in PDF or DAISY; multiple formats are available through NNELS and CELA. It is not necessary to read the book in order to attend the discussion.
This program was made possible by the generous donation of book club sets by the Friends of Whitehorse Library, through a grant from the Pi Beta Phi foundation's Arrow in the Arctic.

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