Ottawa's Festival of Ideas Since 1997
Christ Church Cathedral414 Sparks St.
7:00pm

Making Love with the Land

with Joshua Whitehead
Hosted by Karen McBride

Making Love with the Land

with Joshua Whitehead
Hosted by Karen McBride
9
Friday
Sep
7:00pm
Christ Church Cathedral
414 Sparks St.
Joshua Whitehead - Photo by Sweetmoon Photography

Our 25th Anniversary Fall Season begins with the return of Canada Reads-winner Joshua Whitehead in conversation on his latest publication, Making Love with the Land.

 

In the last few years, following the publication of his debut novel Jonny Appleseed, Joshua Whitehead has emerged as one of the most exciting and important new voices on Turtle Island. 

 

Now, in this first non-fiction work, Whitehead brilliantly explores Indigeneity, queerness, and the relationships between body, language and land through a variety of genres (essay, memoir, notes, confession). Making Love with the Land is a startling, heartwrenching look at what it means to live as a queer Indigenous person "in the rupture" between identities. 

 

Here is an intellectually thrilling, emotionally captivating love song—a powerful revelation about the library of stories land and body hold together, waiting to be unearthed and summoned into word.

 

PLEASE NOTE: For the safety and comfort of all patrons, masks are required to attend in person.  

 

Most people coming by car park for free at the Supreme Court of Canada on Wellington St.

 

Ticket holders unable to attend in person can request access to the livestream. 

 

Books are available from our friends at Perfect Books.

 

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