A two-day, participant-driven conference on the reality, representation and recognition of Indigenous writers in Canada
The conference on October 19 and 20, 2013, will feature panels, round-tables, keynote speakers and a series of writing and publishing workshops.
Emerging, mid-career and established writers will have the opportunity for peer-to-peer discussions, as well as to learn about the publishing process, develop more extensive networks, and be introduced to writers’ circles from across the country.
This will be an opportunity for Indigenous writers from across the country, in all genres, to come together and share ideas and experiences.
Hosted by Publishing@SFU, the conference will be held at the Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue and the Harbour Centre campus of SFU, in downtown Vancouver. This gathering comes at a critical time. We know change is coming in Indigenous writing and publishing, especially with Indigenous youth and their voices.
NIWC seeks to affirm a positive and open place for dialogue, both within the Indigenous writing community and with Canadian writers and publishers as a whole.
The conference will include trainings, workshops and opportunities for us to strategize on building an effective community moving into the future.