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Wordfest Imaginarium 2019 featured authors: Richard van Camp and Harold R. Johnson

16 Oct Posted by in Schedule | Comments
Wordfest Imaginarium 2019 featured authors: Richard van Camp and Harold R. Johnson

One of Wordfest’s favourite opportunities to enable new audiences to experience their Imaginairium authors in an intimate, illuminating venue. And oh, what a memorable pairing of compelling Indigenous storytellers this will be…

Harold R. Johnson is a member of the Montreal Lake Cree Nation. He is the author of five works of fiction and four works of non-fiction, including the genre-blending Clifford and Firewater: How Alcohol Is Killing My People (and Yours), a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Non-fiction. Born and raised in northern Saskatchewan, he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy and worked as a logger, trapper, and miner before attending university as an adult. A graduate of Harvard Law School, Johnson managed a private practice for several years before becoming a Crown Prosecutor. He lives in the north end of Saskatchewan with his wife Joan. Twitter: @haroldrjohnson

Richard Van Camp was born in Fort Smith, NWT, and is a member of the Dogrib (Tłı̨chǫ) Dene Nation. He has published five short story collections, six graphic novels, nine children’s books, and two novels, including the coming-of-age classic The Lesser Blessed, which was adapted into a critically acclaimed film. Van Camp was the script and cultural consultant for the CBC Television series North of 60 for four seasons. Renowned internationally as a storyteller, he was awarded Storyteller of the Year for both Canada and the U.S. by the Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers. He lives in Edmonton with his family.

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