- Wed, Nov 22, 2017 at 7pm
- Leanne Betasamosake
- Winnipeg Art Gallery
- 300 Memorial Boulevard, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
On Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, at the Winnipeg Art Gallery on 300 Memorial Boulevard, the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists, and Scientists and the Peter Wall Institute are proud to present Leanne Betasamosake Simpson in concert.
Leanne is a renowned Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg scholar, writer and musician, who is widely recognized as one of the most compelling Indigenous voices of her generation.
Leanne was named the inaugural RBC Charles Taylor Emerging writer by Thomas King. She has published extensive fiction and poetry in both book and magazine form. Her second book of short stories and poetry, This Accident of Being Lost is a follow up to the acclaimed Islands of Decolonial Love and will be published by the House of Anansi Press in Spring 2017.
Leanne is also a musician combining poetry, storytelling, song writing and performance in collaboration with musicians to create unique spoken songs and soundscapes. Leanne's second record f(l)light produced by Jonas Bonnetta (Evening Hymns), was released in the fall of 2016 on RPM Records.
Ms. Simpson will be joined onstage by band members Crystal Derksen, Nicholas Ferrio, and Ansley Simpson.
The concert will begin at 7:00 in the evening, followed by a guided tour of the Art Gallery’s Insurgence/Resurgence Exhibit and reception.
Tickets are free and should be reserved.