2021 BC Writers Series presents Wendy Wickwire

Updated 2021/10/15

2021/10/30 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Mel Edgar
604-485-4796 ext 213
2021 BC Writers Series presents Wendy Wickwire @ Virtual

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Every once in a while, an important historical figure makes an appearance, makes a difference, and then disappears from the public record. James Teit (1864-1922) was such a figure.

Brought to you by the Powell River Friends of the Library, the Powell River Public Library presents author Wendy Wickwire speaking about At the Bridge: James Teit and an Anthropology of Belonging. At the Bridge lifts from obscurity the story of James Teit (1864–1922), an outstanding Canadian ethnographer and First Nations rights activist whose thoughtful scholarship and tireless organizing have been largely ignored. Wickwire touches on many themes including anthropology, trans-national identities, the Southern Interior, First Nations relations with the Canadian State, and processes of colonialism.

Wendy Wickwire was a member of the University of Victoria’s Department of History from 1995 until her retirement in 2016.  In addition to teaching courses on  BC history, oral history, the history of anthropology, and environmental history, she published the following books: Stein: The Way of the River (with her partner,  Michael M’Gonigle); Write It On Your Heart: the Epic World of an Okanagan Storyteller; Nature Power: In the Spirit of an Okanagan Storyteller: and Living By Stories: A Journey of Landscape and Memory (with Okanagan elder, Harry Robinson); and  At the Bridge: James Teit and an Anthropology of Belonging.  Wickwire lives with her partner, Michael M’Gonigle, in Central Saanich, BC.

The Powell River Public Library is thrilled to announce the third year of the BC Writers Series. This year, four virtual events in which four writers, and one illustrator highlight some of the best work in the province: youth fiction & non-fiction, adult non-fiction and picture books. Presenters will read from their works, share their process and answer your questions. Jordan Scott,  Sydney Smith, Melanie Siebert and Sara Cassidy will be part of this series offered in partnership between the Powell River Friends of the Library and the Powell River Public Library.

More about the BC Writers Series:

From poetry to memoir and historical fiction, the BC Writers Series aims to showcase the wide variety of work being published in the province.

The BC Writers Series includes readings and presentations as well as school visits for children and teens.

The Powell River Public Library is excited to add these four wonderful presenters to the list of the many we’ve been fortunate to host in the past, including Grant Lawrence, Mike McCardell, John Vaillant and Kyo Maclear.

These engaging and fun Library events are open to people of all ages, and are free.

For more information about all the events offered at the Library, visit our website at prpl.ca.