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My Indian Summer: A Novel

May 26, 2022

Three kookums, a man named Crow, two best friends, and a drug dealer . . . twelve-year-old Hunter may be getting out of Red Rock sooner than he hoped.

Joseph's forthcoming novel My Indian Summer, will be published by Tidewater Press in September, 2022.

Resonance: Essays on the Craft and Life of Writing

Resonance: Essays on the Craft and Life of Writing

May 26, 2022 - Joseph is a contributor in Resonance: Essays on the Craft and Life of Writing, now available from Anvil Press.

From the website:

Through forty-three personal essays, Resonance: Essays on the Craft and Life of Writing brings together insights from writers and publishers across Canada on the practices that fuel their work, and invites readers to join the conversation through a series of engaging writing prompts. The essays collected here include strategies for pre-writing, writing and revision, as well as thoughts on the writing life and the world of writing. Resonance is for any writer of fiction, non-fiction or poetry who has ever wanted a helping hand, a quick chat, or a word of encouragement along the lonely road from blank page to published work.

Read more on Anvil Press.

Joseph Kakwinokanasum named one of Writers' Trust 2022 Rising Stars

Joseph Kakwinokanasum named one of Writers' Trust 2022 Rising Stars

February 23, 2022 - Joseph joins Vanessa Bell, Wendy Bone, Xaiver Michael Campbell, and Téa Mutonji as the 2022 Writers' Trust of Canada's Rising Stars.

The Rising Stars program is a career development initiative for early-career Canadian writers. The program selects five emerging writers each year to be mentored by prominent Canadian authors, and participate in career development events and a writing residency at the Banff Centre of Arts and Creativity.

Read more on CBC.

Joseph Kakwinokanasum has made the 2020 CBC Nonfiction Prize longlist for <em>Ray Says</em>

Joseph Kakwinokanasum has made the 2020 CBC Nonfiction Prize shortlist for Ray Says

September 24, 2020 - Joseph Kakwinokanasum has made the 2020 CBC Nonfiction Prize shortlist for Ray Says.

"It is an honour to be amongst such amazing people and to be part of such an incredible group of writers," said Joseph via Instagram.

You can read Ray Says on the CBC website.

The winner will be announced on Oct. 1.

Via CBC.

Humber Literary Review

Honourable mention in HLR Emerging Writers Fiction Contest

June 30, 2020 - Joseph received an honourable mention in the Humber Literary Review Emerging Writers Fiction Contest. Joe's short fiction, Cipayak, is now available in the Spring/Summer issue of the Review.

The full issue is available for free online until the end of summer.

Word Vancouver 2019

Reading at Word Vancouver 2019

September 2019 - Joseph will join readers from subTerrain and SFU Emerge on the Magazine Stage at Word Vancouver.

Where: Magazine Stage, 9th floor, room 920
Central Library, 350 W. Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC.
Date: September 29, 2019
Time: 2:45 - 3:45pm

Full details on the Word Vancouver website.

The Bicycle quote

The Bicycle published in Writer's Studio Anthology

Oct. 18 2018 - Joe's story, The Bicycle, has been published in emerge 18: The 2018 Writer's Studio Anthology. This year's Anthology features short stories by 68 writers in SFU's Writer's Studio program.

emerge 18 is available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle formats.

National Aboriginal Day

Stories and song for National Aboriginal Day

June 21, 2017 - Join Joseph for an evening of stories and song.

June 21, 2017
7 - 9 pm
Hosted at St. Mary's Kerrisdale Anglican Church

Download PDF for full details.