Canadian Aboriginal authors will be sharing their works and ideas in Barrie on Tuesday, Oct. 25 and Wednesday, Oct. 26 for the first annual Aboriginal Authors Festival at the Georgian College Barrie Campus.
Day one is an event co-presented by the International Festival of Authors (IFOA) featuring readings and book signings by celebrated, award-winning authors Joseph Boyden, David A. Groulx, Drew Hayden Taylor and Lee Maracle. Hosted by TV Ontario’s Cheryl Jackson, the event will include a question and answer period followed by book signings and a chance to meet the authors.
Day two features readings by authors Ian McCulloch, Daniel David Moses, Paul Seesequasis, Cherie Dimaline and Sherry Lawson.
“This is a major event for the literary community in Canada and especially the educational and cultural communities in Barrie,” says Dr. Bruce Meyer, English professor, University Partnership Centre at Georgian College. “There are so many talented Aboriginal writers in Ontario and beyond, and it’s time we celebrate that in our region.”
The IFOA event on Tuesday, Oct. 25 starts at 7:30 p.m. and will be held in the Georgian Theatre. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door or at the Bookstore (Georgian College Barrie Campus). For more information on this event, visit www.litontour.com/events/ifoa-barrie-1.
The Indigenous Studies Reading on Wednesday, Oct. 26 takes place in the Rowntree Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 and donations to the student Food Locker program will be accepted.