Introducing Joseph Kakwinokanasum: 2024 Indigenous Storyteller in Residence
Get to know Joseph as he talks about writing My Indian Summer and his current novel in progress - contrasting between the two different styles of fiction, one based on childhood experiences, and the other on stories heard during childhood in the horror/fantasy genre.
Thursday, March 7, 2024
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Joseph talks storytelling and his latest work in progress on CBC's Early Edition
February 20, 2024
Check out Joseph's radio interview with Lisa Christiansen on CBC's Early Edition and on CBC Gem. He talked about his new role as Vancouver Public Library's Indigenous Storyteller in Residence, and shared thoughts on storytelling and some of his latest work in progress. The interview aired Tuesday, February 20 at 7:50am.
Joseph Kakwinokanasum is the 2024 VPL Storyteller in Residence
January 25, 2024
Joseph will be be in Vancouver from February 5 to May 25. The VPL Indigenous Storyteller in Residence program was created in 2008 in recognition of Indigenous Peoples in Canada and the importance of storytelling as a way to learn about and from Indigenous communities in Vancouver.
Joseph Kakwinokanasum and Marty Wilson-Trudeau win $5K awards recognizing Indigenous literature
Books by Joseph Kakwinokanasum and Marty Wilson-Trudeau won the 2023 PMC Indigenous Literature Awards. The awards encourage intergenerational storytelling and family literacy. The winners are chosen by a jury of Indigenous librarians from across Ontario, and recognize the best of Indigenous literature.
My Indian Summer selected as the Young Adult/Adult title for First Nations Communities Read
Author talk at Burnaby Public Library
Join Joseph on Tuesday, September 26 for a conversation at Burnaby Public Library discussing his writing process and book "My Indian Summer". The discussion will be followed by a Q&A.