The second presentation in the 18th annual Canadian Writers in Person Lecture Series will feature author Richard Van Camp, who will read from his novel Night Moves on Oct. 4.
The series, presented by the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS), runs Tuesday evenings from 7 to 10pm at 206 Accolade West Building.
Van Camp is an internationally heralded author with a variety of publications to his credit. From baby books to graphic novels to short stories, Van Camp continues to explore and excel at a diverse format of storytelling.
His novel Night Moves delves into the lives of Indigenous characters previously introduced in his books The Lesser Blessed, Angel Wing Splash Pattern, The Moon of Letting Go, and Godless but Loyal to Heaven.
His novel, The Lesser Blessed was adapted into a film that premiered at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival.
Other credits include writing for CBC’s North of 60.
Van Camp is a member of the Dogrib (Tlicho) Nation from Fort Smith, NWT, Canada. He is a graduate of the En’owkin International School of Writing, and holds a creative writing BFA from the University of Victoria and a master’s degree in creative writing from the University of British Columbia.
All of his children’s books are available in Braille for free, anywhere in the world, courtesy of the Provincial Resource Centre for the Visually Impaired (PRCVI)a nd Accessible Resource Centre-British Columbia (ARC-BC). He has also published his third book for babies, Little You, in Bush Cree, Dene and South Slavey, courtesy of the South Slave Divisional Board of Education.
The Canadian Writers in Person Lecture Series runs as part of a degree credit course on Canadian literary culture through the LA&PS Culture & Expression program. Members of the York community not enrolled in the course can also enjoy the readings, which are free and open to the public.
This year’s lineup will feature a unique selection of writers who explore a diverse range of topics and geographical and cultural landscapes. Authors include poets, playwrights, fiction writers and more.
The 2016-17 series presents:
- Oct. 18 – Olive Senior, The Pain Tree
- Nov. 1 – Laurie D. Graham, Settler Education
- Nov. 15 – Helen Humphreys, The Evening Chorus
- Nov. 29 – Allan Weiss, Making the Rounds
- Jan. 17 – André Alexis, Fifteen Dogs
- Jan. 31 – Lynn Crosbie, Where Did You Sleep Last Night?
- Feb. 14 – Madhur Anand, A New Index for Predicting Catastrophe
- March 7 – Katherena Vermette, North End Love Song
- March 21 – Terry Fallis, Poles Apart
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