Meet the 2019 Writers



8:30 pm ~ Saturday ~ August 17

Lee Maracle

Bruce Hutchison Memorial Lecture

Lee Maracle
Photo by Columpa Bobb

Lee Maracle is a storyteller, poet, thinker, and, over the last four decades, has become one of the most prolific and respected Indigenous writers in Canada. Maracle’s writings shed light on the injustices faced by Indigenous people, especially women, using her remarkable ability to tell “the old stories” of her Sto:lo people in a contemporary context. She is the author of seven books of fiction, three works of nonfiction, two collections of poetry, numerous essays, and a contributor to many anthologies. Her latest book, My Conversations with Canadians, is a collection of forthright essays in which she answers some of the “big” questions she’s been asked over the years at public events, tackling issues of identity, racism, and sexism. In Maracle’s trademark honest, thoughtful, and conversational tone, she explores ways we can work together to reimagine a different future for our nation. Lee Maracle will be delivering this year’s Bruce Hutchinson Memorial Lecture.