BWS 07.01.15: Lee Maracle


Lee Maracle is the author of a number of critically acclaimed literary works, including several novels, a non-fiction book, a poetry collection, and a short fiction collection, and she has edited several anthologies including My Home As I Remember. Born in North Vancouver and a member of the Sto: Loh nation, Lee is currently an instructor at the University of Toronto, the Centre for Indigenous Theatre and the Banff Centre for the Arts, and is also the Traditional Teacher for First Nations House. She was granted an honorary doctorate in letters by St. Thomas University in 2009, and has received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for her work promoting writing among Aboriginal youth. In 2014, Lee was awarded the Premier’s Award for Excellence in the Arts. Her latest novel, Celia’s Song, was released in October. 

As a sneak peek ahead of her Jan. 7 appearance at Brockton Writers Series, here’s a clip from Lee’s April, 2014 appearance on Context with Lorna Dueck. Enjoy!

Lee Maracle visits the Brockton Writers Series Wednesday, January 7, 2015—full of beans Coffee House & Roastery, 1348 Dundas St. W., Toronto (6:30pm, PWYC)—along with Andrew J. Borkowski, Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer and Andrea Thompson. The event begins with a special guest talk by Jack Illingworth, Literary Officer at the Ontario Arts Council, about applying for the writing grants the organization provides.


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