A Collaboration between the Vancouver Writers Fest + BC and Yukon Book Prizes

Join us on YouTube Live on
Wednesday, June 17 at 7pm PDT

For A Celebration of Indigenous Voices from the 2020 Finalist Shortlists

Join us for a stirring final event of the mini-Incite season, the Vancouver Writers Fest partners with the BC and Yukon Book Prizes to celebrate some of BC’s incredible Indigenous talent, all nominees for the 2020 BC and Yukon Book Prizes. These are stories of place, of displacement, of resilience and healing.

Helen Knott, a 2019 RBC Taylor Prize Emerging Author, shares her deeply intimate and provocative memoir of intergenerational trauma and becoming, In My Own Moccasins: A Memoir of Resilience (University of Regina Press), which is nominated for the Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize.

Joseph A Dandurand shares his insightful and sweeping poetry collection SH:LAM (The Doctor) (Mawenzi House Publishers), which follows the story of a Kwantlen man given the gift of healing. His collection has been shortlisted for the Dorothy Livesay Prize for Poetry.

Francine Cunningham shares her debut poetry collection On/Me (Caitlin Press), a suite of emotive and powerful poems on her lived experience as an Indigenous woman, mental illness and urban life. Her collection has been nominated for the Jim Deva Prize for Writing That Provokes.

Sean Cranbury, the Executive Director of the BC and Yukon Book Prizes will host. Tune in with us live on YouTube for an unforgettable discussion, before the winners are announced Saturday, September 19, 2020.

Join us on YouTube Live for this special event on Wednesday, June 17 where we will begin streaming at 7pm PDT.