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Islands of Decolonial Love: Exploring Love on Occupied Land

Islands of Decolonial Love: Exploring Love on Occupied Land
40 St. George Street, Room 1160, Bahen Centre
Time: Mar 9th, 6:00 pm End: Mar 9th, 8:00 pm
Interest Categories: Women/Gender, Indigenous, English and Drama (UTM), English (UTSC), English (FAS), Comparative Literature (FAS), 2000-
Talk by Leanne Betasamosake Simpson

The Women and Gender Studies Institute presents International Women’s Day Lecture

Islands of Decolonial Love: Exploring Love on Occupied Land

Leanne Betasamosake Simpson is "a gifted writer who brings passion and commitment to her storytelling and who has demonstrated an uncommon ability to manage an impressive range of genres from traditional storytelling to critical analysis, from poetry to the spoken word, from literary and social activism." In 2014, Leanne was named the inaugural RBC Charles Taylor Emerging writer by Thomas King, and she was also nominated for a National Magazine Award. In 2012, she won Briarpatch Magazine's Writing From the Margins prize for short fiction. Leanne has published fiction and poetry in the Walrus, Arc Poetry Magazine, Geist, and Kimiwan. Her first book of short stories and poetry, Islands of Decolonial Love was nominated for a ReLit Award in 2014. Her second book of short stories and poetry, This Accident of Being Lost is being published by the House of Anansi Press in the spring of 2017. Leanne is of Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg ancestry and a member of Alderville First Nation.

This event is free and open to all. No registration is required. For further information, please contact the Women and Gender Studies Institute at 416-946-5800.

 

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