14 October 2009

The 4th Annual UNBC Aboriginal Writers and Storytellers Festival

This year's festival was the best yet. It was held September 30 - October 3rd at UNBC and other sites in Prince George. This 4th and final festival in the cycle of festivals was called "Calling All Warriors." The purpose was to call out aboriginal men to protect their communities and especially women in the context of so much recent violence against aboriginal women.

Aboriginal authors who came from out of town to the festival were (left to right):

Janet Marie Rogers, Joanne Arnott, Eden Robinson, Richard Van Camp, Cherie Demaline, Neal McLeod, (not pictured) Garry Gottfriedson, and Richard Wagamese.

Once again the festival was a fine mix of performance, storytelling, readings, song, music, and sharing.

Look for next year's festival as we reinvent and restart another cycle of words, nations, and friendship.


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