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7pm Turtle Island Reads 2017

September 20, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Highlighting stories written by and about Indigenous Canadians, Turtle Island Reads is a live public event taking place on Wednesday September 20, 2017, 7pm at Tanna Schulich Hall in the Elizabeth Wirth Music Building at McGill.

The event, broadcast on cbc.ca/montreal and Facebook Live, is a collaboration with community leaders in Kahnawake, CBC Montreal, the Quebec Writers’ Federation, McGill University’s Institute for the Public Life of Arts and Ideas, and First People’s House. The event is piggybacking on Indigenous Awareness Week McGill, organized by SEDE.

Turtle Island Reads takes its inspiration from CBC’s Canada Reads, sharing that program’s goals of discussing and celebrating books. Our event aims first and foremost to connect readers with Indigenous stories.

During the event, three advocates will each discuss one book of fiction written by an Indigenous Canadian author:

  • Ryan McMahon (comedian) will advocate for Son of a Trickster
  • Moe Clark will advocate for The Accident of Being Lost
  • Shannon Webb Campbell will advocate for Bearskin Diary

A copy of each of these books will be donated by IPLAI to the libraries of all English and Indigenous high schools in Quebec.


Time: 7pm Date: September 20, 2017

Location: Tanna Schulich Hall, McGill University’s Elizabeth Wirth Music Building


September 20, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Tanna Schulich Hall, Elizabeth Wirth Music Building
527 rue Sherbrooke Ouest
Montreal, H3A 1E3 Canada
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