Joshua Whitehead

Joshua Whitehead

Joshua Whitehead is an Oji-Cree/nehiyaw, Two-Spirit/Indigiqueer member of Peguis First Nation (Treaty 1). He is the author of full-metal indigiqueer and the winner of the Governor General’s History Award for the Indigenous Arts and Stories Challenge in 2016. Currently he is working on a PhD in Indigenous Literatures and Cultures in the University of Calgary’s English department (Treaty 7). Jonny Appleseed is his first novel. Twitter: @jwhitehead204. Twitter: @jwhitehead204.

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Reviews of Jonny Appleseed:

  • “Despite its often serious subject matter, Jonny Appleseed is a very funny book, in the same way that Indigenous people themselves are often very funny despite our traumas” – In the Globe and Mail

Interviews:

  • “Author Joshua Whitehead on Jonny Appleseed, his coming-of-age tale” – In the Toronto Star
  • “Jonny Appleseed” opens with the titular character discovering his sexuality through the mediator of HBO’s Queer as Folk, but rejecting that particular vision of queerness sometime after – In the Malahat Review
  • “These queer stories are already ingrained in the land, and I’m just trying to find them. Things are never forgotten, they’re just forgone” – In Room Magazine

Jonny Appleseed

<p class="Bodydin79"><span lang="EN-US">Off the reserve and trying to find ways to live and love in the big city, Jonny becomes a cybersex worker who fetishizes himself to make a living. Self-ordained as an NDN glitter princess, Jonny has one week before he must return to the ‘rez’ – and his former life – to attend the funeral of his stepfather. The seven days that follow are like a fevered dream: stories of love, trauma, sex, kinship, ambition, and the heartbreaking recollection of his beloved kokum (grandmother). Jonny’s life is a series of breakages, appendages, and linkages. He goes through the motions of preparing to return home, learning how to put together the pieces of his life</span></p>

All events with Joshua Whitehead

9 PM
Literary Death Match
Oct 16 @ 9 PM - 11 PM $25 - $30
Patricia A. Whelan Performance Hall, Central Library
800 3 Street SE
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9 PM
Literary Death Match
Oct 10 @ 9 PM - 11 PM 
DJD Dance Centre
111 12 Ave SE
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12 PM
Tasty Bites: Joshua Whitehead & Jordan Tannahill
Oct 10 @ 12 PM - 1 PM 
Memorial Park Library, 2nd Floor
1221 2nd Street SW
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7 PM
Cabinet of Curiosities
Oct 19 @ 7 PM - 8:30 PM $20 - $25
Memorial Park Library, 2nd Floor
1221 2 St SW
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1 PM
Indigenous Voices
Oct 14 @ 1 PM - 2:30 PM 
DJD Dance Centre
111 12 Ave SE
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All events hosted by Joshua Whitehead

7 PM
Wordfest presents Eden Robinson
Nov 08 @ 7 PM - 8:15 PM 
Memorial Park Library, 2nd Floor
1221 2nd Street SW
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