Cherie Dimaline: 28th annual Margaret Laurence Lecture | TBA


This event has been postponed until further notice.

Cherie Dimaline, author of the bestselling The Marrow Thieves (2017) and the recently published Empire of Wild (2019) will be giving a public talk, "Writing Home: Using Fiction to Reclaim Space," in Wenjack Theatre, at Otonabee College, Trent University. There will also be a reception at 3:30pm, ahead of the talk in the Gathering Space. Check out the facebook event or look below for more information.

Cherie was named Emerging Artist of the Year at the Ontario Premier's Awards for Excellence in the Arts in 2014, and became the first Indigenous writer in residence at the Toronto Public Library. From the Georgian Bay Métis Community in Ontario, she now lives in Vancouver.

This talk is financed by the Margaret Laurence Lecture Fund Endowment and supported by Indigenous Studies, The Frost Centre for Canadian Studies and Indigenous Studies, and Gender and Women's Studies at Trent. We're honoured to have Cherie Dimaline as our speaker and hope you can join us on this day. Bring your friends and students. All are welcome! Please share widely with your networks.


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Aging Activisms is a program of activist research, academic mentorship, and intergenerational community-building led by
Dr. May Chazan, Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Gender and Feminist Studies at Trent University.

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