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May 13, 2011

Tomson Highway, Emma LaRoque, Neal McLeod & Duncan Mercredi

On Thursday, May 19, from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm, please join the Centre for Creative Writing & Oral Culture at Aqua Books, 274 Garry Street, as four of Canada's best-loved Aboriginal writers celebrate the Cree imagination in story, drama and poetry.


Tomson Highway is an internationally renowned Cree dramatist, novelist and cabaret performer who is currently teaching a course on Cree Literature at the University of Manitoba.

Emma LaRoque is an award-winning Cree-Métis poet, nonfiction writer and professor based in the University of Manitoba's Department of Native Studies.

Neal McLeod is an acclaimed poet, theorist, painter, curator, filmmaker, and professor of Native Studies at Trent University. He was raised on the James Smith Cree Nation in Saskatchewan.

Duncan Mercredi is a celebrated Cree poet and storyteller from Grand Rapids, Manitoba, who has brilliantly documented life both in the bush and on the streets of Winnipeg.

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