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Lecture: Lee Maracle and Columpa Bobb

Throughout their youth, Columpa Bobb and Tania Carter wrote poetry with their mother, award-winning author Lee Maracle. The three always dreamed that one day they would write a book together. Lee and Columpa will share with us the recently published outcome of that dream: their book Hope Matters.

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Lee Maracle is a Sto:Loh nation grandmother of four, mother of four who was born in North Vancouver, BC. Her works include: the novels, Celia’s Song, Ravensong, Sundogs; short story collection, Sojourner’s Truth; poetry collection, Bentbox; and non-fiction work I Am Woman. Ms. Maracle is a both an award winning author and teacher. She currently is Mentor for Aboriginal Students at University of Toronto where she also is a teacher and also the Traditional Cultural Director for the Indigenous Theatre School, where she is a part-time cultural instructor.

Columpa C. Bobb is an award-winning performing artist, director, playwright and producer. Columpa is originally from Stó:lō nation, located in British Columbia. Currently, she resides in Winnipeg, Manitoba, where she is the co-founder, and Artistic Director, at Urban Indigenous Theatre Company & The Aboriginal Arts Training Program. One of Columpa’s most recent achievements includes Hope Matters, a book of poetry written with her mother, Lee Maracle, and sister, Tania Carter. Columpa is most recognized for the role of Mary Cook on the CBC Television show North of 60 and guest roles on the series The Rez.

When? July 4, 3:30pm-5:00pm

Where? Shingwauk Auditorium

Please note that this event is part of the International Contemporary Women’s Writing Association Conference but that the public is welcome to participate in this keynote speaker’s lecture.

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Jul 04 2019


3:30 pm - 5:00 pm


Shingwauk Auditorium
1520 Queen Street East
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