Author reading at Carnegie Hall!........... In Vancouver. Authors Michael Calvert, Mary- Ann Chevrier, Spencer Sheehan-Kalina, and Joe Starr shared their stories on April 22.
Picture features (from left to right): Cheryl Ann Kelly, Michael Calvert, Lily Robertson, Joe Starr, & Lori Shwydky.
Navigator's Managing Editor Molly Barrieau writes: The compact anthology is beyond measure, gathering and blending Aboriginal writers from Canada’s West, and breathing new life into an underrepresented genre. Giving a voice to those who have suppressed their desires to see their work on the page, allowing for their words to strike the reader with force:...The collection begins appropriately with a prayer to Mother Earth [by elders], followed by “Rebirth of a Nation” capturing the essence of womanhood in a few short stanzas. Each stand-alone piece is a letter to the past, their version of reconciliation. For more see: http://www.thenav.ca/2017/01/11/our-voices-book-review/
First years's net proceeds from In Our Own Aboriginal Voice was donated to Wachiay Friendhip Centre. The $794.58 will be used for the Elders program that provides instruction of the kwak'wala language to youth in the community. To date, over a thousand dollars has been donated to Wachiay.
Breaking News! - In Our Own Aborignal Voice was on CTV news!
In Our Own Aboriginal Voice was features in BC Book World article: First Nations connecting through stories It’s not often you find the writings of a teenager lumped in with those of a man serving a life prison sentence. In Our Own Aboriginal Voice (Rebel Mountain 2016) is a collection of stories that spans such diverse experiences because most First Nations writing, by definition, includes difficult and treacherous life paths. To read more of this article see: https://bcbooklook.com/2016/11/10/first-nations-connecting-through-stories/
Check out this article which appeared in all the local papers on Vancouver Island. Rebel Mountain Press's Lori Shwydky (right) is excited to launch the first edition of 'In Our Own Aboriginal Voice' Nov. 22 from 6 pm to 7:30 pm at VIU’s Shq'apthut: A Gathering Place. She will be joined by many of the contributing authors including Joe Starr (left), Michael Calvert and Spencer Sheehan-Kalina. For more see: https://www.viu.ca/news/viu-grad-turned-publisher-launches-our-own-aboriginal-voice
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