Indigenous Brilliance is celebrating their one-year anniversary as a reading series with brilliant poets, writers, singers, visual artists, academics, beadworkers, medicine makers, and more in a day-long event
Date/Time: Mar 9 2019, 11:00 am to 8:30 pmVancouver, Red Gate Revue Stage
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This major event will feature four readings, and will host Indigenous women/2SQ vendors, entrepreneurs, and artists throughout the entire day.
Concrete Roots: Urban Indigeneity // 11:15am – 1:00pm
Officially opening Growing Room’s Indigenous Brilliance is Salia Joseph. Concrete Roots dives into the relation of Urbanization and Indigeneity, and how Indigenous brilliance can take root anywhere we choose to exist. Featuring Jo Billows, Carol Rose Daniels, Brandi Bird, Lindsay Nixon, and Samantha Nock.
Tender Rage: Keeping the Flame // 2:00pm – 3:30pm
How do we balance our rage with the gentle side of us? These exceptional creators lend us the privilege of sharing their Tender Rage: ways they love and yell, care and seethe, comfort and fume. Fire can both warm and burn you, and Eden Robinson, Valeen Jules, Katherena Vermette, and Arielle Twist know just how to do both.
Transference: Music and Poetry // 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Poetry and music often go hand-in-hand, informing and communicating with one another in a cycle of inspiration. Join us for this special event as Joanne Arnott, Zofia Rose Musiej, Jules Koostachin, and estíqw share their poetry, music, and brilliance all on one stage.
This event is replacing the Kegedonce Press 25th Anniversary Celebration, which has been cancelled.
Reinventing Narratives // 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Indigenous brilliance comes from all kinds of places, and that brilliance is big, bright, and transformative. Join Jónína Kirton, Denali YoungWolfe, Emily Riddle, and Molly Cross-Blanchard as they share works that subvert and reinvent narratives, and words that open up worlds.
Cost: Pay What You Can (recommended: $12.50 per reading or $40 for the day)