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Katherena Vermette: author reading & talkFebruary 6, 2019
Join us for a reading and talk by Katherena Vermette, award-winning author of The Break. Vermette is a Métis poet, novelist & filmmaker. Her first book, North End Love Songs, won the Governor General’s Award for Poetry. Her first novel, The Break, won several awards including the Amazon.ca First Novel Award and the Burt Award for First Nation, Inuit and Métis Literature.
The book begins with Stella, a young Métis mother who witnesses a violent incident on the Break, the barren field near her house in Winnipeg. What follows is an intergenerational family saga about Stella’s extended family and the lives of people in Winnipeg’s North End. Vermette will discuss her books and the issues surrounding them. She has also written children’s literature and a young-adult series.
Tidewater Books will be present for a book signing after the talk.