The Community Roots of Storytelling Careers

  • January 16, 2023
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Zoom virtual lecture

        Waubgeshig Rice 

Waubgeshig Rice is an author and journalist from Wasauksing First Nation. He has written three fiction titles, and his short stories and essays have been published in numerous anthologies. His most recent novel, Moon of the Crusted Snow, was published in 2018 and became a national bestseller. He graduated from the journalism program at Toronto Metropolitan University in 2002, and spent most of his journalism career with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation as a video journalist and radio host. He left CBC in 2020 to focus on his literary career. He lives in Sudbury, Ontario with his wife and two sons. His forthcoming novel, Moon of the Turning Leaves, will be published in October 2023.

The Community Roots of Storytelling Careers

Growing up in Wasauksing First Nation on Georgian Bay, Waubgeshig Rice learned about Anishinaabe stories and traditions from family, community elders, and the school on-reserve. This cultural foundation empowered him to study journalism and eventually write fiction. He will share how cultural revitalization and Indigenous-focused learning led him to a career at CBC and becoming a best-selling author, and how a similar path can inspire others to pursue their passions.

This event is part of the Winter 2023 Speaker series. 

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