Meet the Writers


This event sponsored by: Sunshine Coast Arts Council


7:00 pm ~ Friday ~ August 17

Katherena Vermette

in conversation with Kathryn Gretsinger

Katherena Vermette
Photo: Lisa Delorme Meiler

Multi-talented Katherena Vermette is the winner of numerous awards in several different genres. Her first book, North End Love Songs, a probing and insightful meditation on Winnipeg’s troubled neighbourhood, won the 2013 Governor General’s Award for Poetry. Her National Film Board documentary, this river, about searching for missing family members in the Red River, won a Canadian Screen Award for Best Short.

Her novel, The Break, has received critical acclaim, garnering a Governor General Award nomination and winning the First Novel Award. Called “an incredible feat of storytelling” by The Globe and Mail, The Break traces the impact that a violent assault on a young girl has on her family members, and the deepening tensions it creates in already divided communities.

Her latest work, A Girl Called Echo, is a young adult graphic novel series that explores Métis history.

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