Event Advisory - Indigenous Voices Rising

TORONTO, June 15, 2017 /CNW/ - On June 22, 2017, PEN Canada will host Indigenous Voices Rising as part of the Ideas in Dialogue Discussion Series, in partnership with the Toronto Public Library.

Panelists Lisa Charleyboy, Cherie Dimaline, Lee Maracle and Gerald McMaster will join moderator Lenard Monkman for a discussion of Indigenousstorytelling, and the opportunities and challenges faced by artists and writers as they bring their stories to mass audiences. How, for instance, does mainstream success change the role of Indigenous writers within their communities?

The event is free and open to the public.

Can't attend? Follow @PENCanada on Twitter for live coverage of the conversation.


Toronto Reference Library, Atrium

789 Yonge St., Toronto


Thursday, June 22, 2017, 7:00 p.m., EDT


Lisa Charleyboy, Editor-in-Chief of Urban Native Magazine

Cherie Dimaline, novelist and winner of the 2007 Anskohk Fiction Book of the Year Award

Lee Maracle, celebrated author, poet and critic

Gerald McMaster, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Visual Culture & Curatorial Practice

Lenard Monkman, journalist and co-founder of Red Rising Magazine


Full event information available at: 

About PEN Canada
PEN Canada is a nonpartisan organization of writers that works with others to defend freedom of expression as a basic human right at home and abroad. PEN Canada promotes literature, fights censorship, helps free persecuted writers from prison, and assists writers living in exile in Canada.

Our thanks to CNW Group for sponsoring this announcement.


For further information: Amy Smith, asmith@pencanada.ca, 416-703-8448 ext 2223


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