A Tribute to Richard Wagamese
In March 2017, the world lost Richard Wagamese, whose powerful columns in the Calgary Herald gave many their first true insights into Indigenous culture. Wordfest is honoured to be presenting his posthumous novel, Starlight, which his dear friend Shelagh Rogers describes as: “A love letter to kindness, a love letter to humility, to truth, a love letter to community, a love letter to the land.”
Joining the host of CBC Radio’s The Next Chapter to pay tribute to writer and the man are two emerging Indigenous storytellers mentored by Wagamese: Ryan McMahon and Waubgeshig Rice. Our exceptional lineup also includes screenwriter Dennis Foon, who worked with the author to bring his seminal work, Indian Horse, to the big screen.