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January 20, 2012

Aboriginal Writers Collective: Reading & Youth Workshops

St. James-Assiniboia Library, 1910 Portage Avenue 
January 26, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm  

It’s been said that Aboriginal peoples juggle two worlds: their cultural world, where sharing and a sense of community are major virtues, and the mainstream world, 
which can value materialism and getting ahead.   

It’s not easy.   

Add the opposites of tradition versus modernity, urban life versus the reserve, stewardship versus development and you have a recipe for challenging and interesting lives.   

Join us as members of the Aboriginal Writers’ Collective of Manitoba and friends share original work about their own balancing acts.   

Free.  
All are welcome.   

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Writing Along the Track   

St. John’s Library, 500 Salter Street 
For youth ages 15 and up. 
Free. 
Registration is required, please call 986-4689.  

Saturdays from 1 – 4 pm  
February 4, 11, 18 & 25, March 3 & 10  
Showcase Night: Thursday, March 15 at 7 pm 
Attendance at all dates is expected.   

Join us at St. John’s Library as Rosanna Deerchild, author, journalist and member of the Aboriginal Writers’ Collective of Manitoba, leads this free, youth-focused workshop series for new and emerging writers.   

Learn about different kinds of writing with amazing, local Aboriginal talent:  
storytelling with Duncan Mercredi 
poetry with Katherena Vermette 
novel writing with Jennifer Storm 
fiction with Trevor Greyeyes  
performance with Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair

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