Renowned storyteller coming

  • Feb. 7, 2014 5:00 p.m.

Submitted article–Next week will mark award-winning author and storyteller Richard Van Camp’s fourth trip to Haida Gwaii since 2008. A proud member of the Dogrib (Tlicho) Nation from Fort Smith, NWT, Richard has entranced islanders with his stories, tender enough to move audiences to tears, and hilarious enough to fill a room with laughter. Best known for his children’s and baby books, Richard has also produced three volumes of short stories, the latest of which, Godless But Loyal to Heaven, won the 2013 Georges Bugnet Award for Fiction at the Alberta Literary Awards. His novel, The Lesser Blessed, was made into a film that premiered at last September’s Toronto Film Festival. Through the Healthy Aboriginal Network, he has also published a comic book on sexual health, Kiss Me Deadly, with Haida artist Chris Auchter. In addition to speaking at the Early Learning Forum on Monday, February 17, and making two high school presentations, Richard will be featured at two Storytelling Evenings for Children and Families – Tuesday, February 18 at Christian White’s Longhouse in Old Massett and Wednesday, February 19 at the Haida Heritage Centre. Both events start at 6:30 pm, are free of charge, and are open to everyone. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear one of Canada’s most renowned storytellers, and don’t be surprised if you never think of stories in quite the same way again.

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