September 19 | 4:30 pm
Turtle Island Reads Roundtable, 4:30-5:30pm
Turtle Island Reads presents a storytelling roundtable discussion from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. The roundtable features educator and filmmaker Tharionente Barnes (Kanien’kéha), authors Cherie Dimaline (Métis), Rosa Rosa Washee (T’licho Dene), Jessica Deer (Kanien’kéha) Journalist, CBC Indigenous Unit, Montreal.
Thomson House Reception Hall
3650 McTavish St., Montreal
Turtle Island Reads is a partnership between CBC Montreal, LEARN, Quebec Writers’ Federation, CODE NGO and McGill Faculty of Education the Faculty of Education, McGill University.
The Turtle Island Reads initiative celebrates stories written by and about Indigenous Canadians. Now in its third year, the objective of TIR is to connect readers with Indigenous stories.
Each year, three books of fiction written by an Indigenous Canadian author are selected as well as three advocates who will act as a “champion” for each book.
Following the roundtable discussion, Nantali Indongo, host of CBC Radio One’s The Bridge, will reveal this year’s Turtle Island Reads books, authors and advocates. There will be a special performance by the women’s singing and drumming group, ODAYA. There will also be announcements of the shortlist for the 2018 CODE Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Young Adult Literature.
More information here.