Wordfest Presents Waubgeshig Rice

Wordfest Presents Waubgeshig Rice

Wordfest Presents Waubgeshig Rice

Oct 30 @ 7 PM - 8:15 PM MT 
Memorial Park Library, 2nd Floor
1221 2 St SW

Wordfest welcomes back fan favourite Waubgeshig Rice on October 30 to discuss Moon of the Turning Leaves, which picks up 12 years in the future after the conclusion of his award-winning bestseller Moon of the Crusted Snow. Turning Leaves, already topping Canadian bestseller lists, tells the story of a remote Anishinaabe community and their survival, resilience, and rebirth. Rice says it “is meant to stand alone and both engage and inform.” For speculative fiction fans and newbies alike, this is a can’t-miss event!

The conversation, hosted by Calgary writer Marcello Di Cintio (Driven, Pay No Heed to the Rockets, Walls: Travels Along the Barricades), begins at 7PM MT at Memorial Park Library, 2nd floor. The show includes an audience Q&A and will be followed by a book signing, fuelled by Shelf Life Books.

We are grateful to Penguin Random House Canada for making it possible to connect you with Waubgeshig Rice.

About Moon of the Turning Leaves

An epic journey into the future, powerfully haunting." –Silvia Moreno-Garcia, bestselling author of Mexican Gothic

Twelve years after the lights go out... an epic journey to a forgotten homeland.

It's been more than a decade since a mysterious cataclysm caused a permanent blackout that toppled infrastructure and thrust the world into anarchy. Evan Whitesky led his community in remote northern Ontario off the rez and into the bush, where they've been living off the land, rekindling their Anishinaabe traditions in total isolation from the outside world. As new generations are born, and others come of age in the world after everything, Evan’s people are in some ways stronger than ever. But resources in and around their new settlement are beginning to dry up, and the elders warn that they cannot afford to stay indefinitely.

Evan and his 15-year-old daughter, Nangohns, are elected to lead a small scouting party on a months-long trip to their traditional home on the north shore of Lake Huron – to seek new beginnings and discover what kind of life – and what dangers – still exist in the lands to the south.

Moon of the Turning Leaves is Waubgeshig Rice’s exhilarating return to the world first explored in the phenomenal breakout bestseller Moon of the Crusted Snow: a brooding story of survival, resilience, Indigenous identity, and rebirth.

About Waubgeshig Rice

Waubgeshig Rice grew up in Wasauksing First Nation on the shores of Georgian Bay, in the southeast of Robinson-Huron Treaty territory. He’s a writer, listener, speaker, language learner, and a martial artist, holding a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He is the author of the short story collection Midnight Sweatlodge (2011), and the novels Legacy (2014) and Moon of the Crusted Snow (2018). He appreciates loud music and the four seasons. He lives in N’Swakamok – also known as Sudbury, Ontario – with his wife and three sons.

Follow him on Facebook @WaubgeshigRice and Instagram/Threads @waub.

About Host Marcello Di Cintio

Marcello Di Cintio is the author of four books, including Walls: Travels Along the Barricades, which won the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing and the W. O. Mitchell City of Calgary Book Prize, and Pay No Heed to the Rockets: Palestine in the Present Tense – also a W. O. Mitchell Prize winner. Di Cintio’s magazine writing has appeared in publications such as The International New York Times, The Walrus, Canadian Geographic, and Afar. Di Cintio has served as a writer-in-residence at the Calgary Public Library, the University of Calgary, and the Palestine Writing Workshop, and he teaches nonfiction writing at the annual WordsWorth youth writing residency.

Website: www.marcellodicintio.com
Instagram: @marcello.di.cintio

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