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Michelle Good: Truth Telling About Indigenous Life in Canada

June 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm PDT

On Thursday, June 8th at 7pm, join Massy Books, Massy Arts, Talking Stick Festival and Vancouver Public Library in welcoming award-winning author Michelle Good in conversation with journalist Andrea Crossan.

When the time for apologies and acknowledgements is over, do you know what the real, necessary steps towards Truth and Reconciliation must be? In Truth Telling: Seven Conversations About Indigenous Life in Canada, award-winning author Michelle Good presents an essay collection that asks non-Indigenous Canadians to reconsider what they think they know about Indigenous life and to confront the human cost of colonialism.

This event will feature a performance organized by Talking Stick Festival.

Please register here: https://vpl.bibliocommons.com/events/6452973bea132336001aa0c2

MICHELLE GOOD is a writer of Cree ancestry and a member of the Red Pheasant Cree Nation in Saskatchewan. After three decades of working with Indigenous communities and organizations, she obtained her law degree. She earned her MFA in creative writing at UBC while still practising law. Her novel, Five Little Indians, was nominated for the Writers’ Trust Award for Fiction and the Scotiabank Giller Prize. It received the HarperCollins/UBC Prize for Best New Fiction, the Amazon First Novel Award, the Kobo Emerging Writer Prize and the Governor General’s Award for Fiction. Five Little Indians was also chosen for Canada Reads 2022. Michelle Good’s poems, short stories and essays have been published in magazines and anthologies across Canada.

ANDREA CROSSAN is a member of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation. She is an award-winning radio journalist with over 30 years of experience, reporting from over a dozen countries, including Afghanistan, Pakistan, Ukraine, South Africa, Uganda, and Brazil. She is currently the executive editor of the Global Reporting Centre (GRC), an independent news organization based out of UBC. 

This event is presented in partnership with Massy Books, Massy Arts, Vancouver Public Library and the Talking Stick Festival.

This project has been made possible by the Government of Canada. Ce projet a été rendu possible grâce au gouvernement du Canada.

There will be a book signing at the end, and Massy Books will be selling books, discounted at $29.95!

Venue & Accessibility

The event will be hosted at the Alice MacKay Room at the Lower Level of the Central Library, 350 W. Georgia Street.

The room is wheelchair accessible and a gender-neutral washroom is on-site.

While masks are mandatory at Massy Books & Arts Society, we cannot enforce this protocol at the VPL. We will have masks available at the door and ask if you are showing symptoms, please stay home—thank you kindly.

For more on accessibility including building and transit please visit: www.vpl.ca/location/central-library


June 8
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm PDT
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Vancouver Public Library Central Branch
350 Georgia St. West
Vancouver, BC V6B 6B1 Canada
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