An evening with Monique Gray Smith

Friday, April 6 at 7 p.m. at Chatelech Secondary School
Admission is by donation.

Monique Gray Smith is of Cree, Lakota and Scottish ancestry. She is an award-winning author, storyteller, and consultant who travels the world to speak about reconciliation and resilience.

Monique’s first novel, Tilly: A Story of Hope and Resilience, won the 2014 Burt Award for First Nations, Metis and Inuit Literature. She has written two books for young children, My Heart Fills with Happiness and You Hold Me Up. Speaking Our Truth: A Journey of Reconciliation is “a medicine bundle of hope and a treasury of hard truths. We are witnesses together who can all do our part in the great healing ahead.” (Richard Van Camp).  Monique and Richard have just published The Journey Forward, two novellas on reconciliation.

“You hold me up. I hold you up. We hold each other up.”

We are proud to present this very special event with our partners, School District No. 46 (Sunshine Coast) and the Sunshine Coast Literacy Coalition.

For more information contact the Festival of the Written Arts at 604-885-9631 or