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Emily Wall, X’unei Lance Twitchell, Deanna Reder & Sophie McCall
November 15, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm AKST
Watch this event online at https://aqreview.org/aqr-benefit-reading-series/.
Emily Wall is the author of three full poetry collections: Breaking into Air: Birth Poems (forthcoming from Boreal Books/Red Hen Press), Liveaboard, and Freshly Rooted (both from Salmon Poetry), along with three chapbooks, including Flame from Minerva Rising Press. Wall’s poems have appeared in a wide range of journals including Alaska Quarterly Review, Prairie Schooner, WomenArts Quarterly, Room, Terrain, and Salamander.
X’unei Lance Twitchell’s poems have appeared in Yellow Medicine Review and Ice Box.
Deanna Reder is a Cree-Métis scholar and Associate Professor in the Departments of First Nations Studies and English at Simon Fraser University. Her research focussten, Tell: Indigenous Stories from Turtle Island (2017); and Honouring the Strength of Indian Women, by Ktunaxa-Secwepemc writer and dramatherapist Vera Manuel (2019).
Sophie McCall is a settler scholar and Associate Professor in the English Department at Simon Fraser University. She is the author of First Person Plural: Aboriginal Storytelling and the Ethics of Collaborative Authorship (UBC Press, 2011), a finalist for the Gabrielle
Roy Prize for English Canadian literary criticism, and the Canada Prize from the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences. She is co‑editor, with Deanna Reder (Cree-Métis), David Gaertner, and Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill (Métis), of Read, Listen, Tell: Indigenous Stories from Turtle Island (Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2017); with L’Hirondelle Hill of The Land We Are: Artists and Writers Unsettle the Politics of Reconciliation (ARP Books 2015); and editor of Anahareo’s Devil in Deerskins (University of Manitoba Press, 2014), the first book-length life narrative published by an Indigenous woman author in Canada.