Meet the Writers


This event sponsored by: The Marie Steel Memorial Endowment


2:30 pm ~ Sunday ~ August 19

New Voices

Carleigh Baker
Carleigh Baker
Tenille Campbell

This year’s New Voices highlights two very talented writers with Indigenous roots.

Carleigh Baker is of Cree-Métis and Icelandic descent. Her short story collection, Bad Endings, won the 2017 City of Vancouver Book Award, was a finalist for the Rogers Trust Award and has been nominated for the Bill Duthie Booksellers’ Choice Award (BC Book Prizes). Baker’s well-drawn characters are going through some intense emotional times, leading to bad decisions and bad endings that make for excellent storytelling.

Tenille Campbell is a Dene and Métis poet and photographer from English River First Nation in Northern Saskatchewan. She runs her own photography business, Sweet Moon Photography, and is the co-creator of the blog Tea and Bannock. Her first collection of poetry, #IndianLovePoems, is erotic and sensual, presenting love and lust through an Indigenous lens.

Baker and Campbell will be in conversation with Daniel Heath Justice, a member of the Cherokee Nation. He is the author of the fantasy trilogy The Way of Thorn and Thunder, and the non-fiction book Why Indigenous Literatures Matter.

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