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Wordfest 2018: Indigenous Writers To Watch

At our Indigenous Writers Showcase, an audience member asked Joshua Whitehead, Tommy Orange, Katherena Vermette, Waubgeshig Rice, and Ryan McMahon how they can be a better ally to the Indigenous Peoples in Canada. They responded by recommending that we purchase and read works by the following emerging and established Indigenous Artists:

Arielle Twist (Twitter: @ArielleTwist)

Book: Disintegrate/Dissociate

Website: https://arielletwist.com/

Gwen Benaway (Twitter: @GwenBenaway)

Books: Passage, Holy Wild

Website: https://gwenbenaway.com/

Alicia Elliott (Twitter: @WordsandGuitar)

Book: A Mind Spread Out On The Ground

Website: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.ca/books/588523/a-mind-spread-out-on-the-ground-by-alicia-elliott/9780385692380

Richard Van Camp (Twitter: @richardvancamp)

Books: Richard Van Camp has published 15 books including, The Lesser Blessed and Moccasin Square Gardens

Website: https://www.richardvancamp.com/

Rebecca Roanhorse (Twitter: @RoanhorseBex)

Book: Trail Of Lightning

Website: https://rebeccaroanhorse.com/

David Robertson (Twitter: @DaveAlexRoberts )

Work: “David A. Robertson is a nationally bestselling author of children’s books, graphic novels, and novels.”

Website: http://www.darobertson.ca/

Tenille K. Campbell (Twitter: @sweetmoonphoto)

Poetry Book: #IndianLovePoems

Website: http://www.tenillecampbell.com/?page_id=1106

Darlene Naponse (Twitter: @darlenenaponse)

Work: “As a storyteller, Darlene is in search of imaginative images giving truth through word, film, art and song.” Be sure to check out her feature film, “Every Emotion Costs.”

Website: http://www.naponse.com/

Jay Odjick (Twitter: @JayOdjick)

Work: “Jay is an artist, writer and television producer from the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabe community in Quebec.”

Website: http://kagagi.squarespace.com/

Eden Robinson

Work: Author of poems, short stories and novels, including Son of a Trickster and Trickster Drift.

Website: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.ca/authors/25830/eden-robinson

Terese Marie Maihot (Twitter: @TereseMarieM)

Book: Heart Berries

Website: https://www.jackjonesliteraryarts.com/terese-mailhot/

Louise Erdrich

Work: Future Home of the Living God, as well as volumes of poetry, children’s books, short stories, and a memoir of early motherhood.

Website: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/9388.Louise_Erdrich

Darrel J. Mcleod

Book: Mamaskatch

Website: http://www.douglas-mcintyre.com/author/darrel-j-mcleod