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7:30pm–8:30pm

Gather

with Richard Van Camp
Hosted by Karen McBride

Gather

with Richard Van Camp
Hosted by Karen McBride
20
Sunday
Jun
7:30pm
Richard Van Camp - Photo by William Au

Join our host, Karen McBride, the Algonquin Anishinaabe author of Crow Winter for a conversation with Tlicho Dene author Richard Van Camp from Fort Smith, Northwest Territories, about his latest publication, Gather: Richard Van Camp on the Joy of Storytelling

 

Stories are medicine. During a time of heightened isolation, bestselling author Richard Van Camp shares what he knows about the power of storytelling-and offers some of his own favourite stories from Elders, friends, and family.

 

Gathering around a campfire, or the dinner table, we humans have always told stories. Through them, we define our identities and shape our understanding of the world.

 

In Gather, Van Camp shares what elements make a compelling story and offers insights into basic storytelling techniques, such as how to read a room and how to capture the attention of listeners. And he delves further into the impact storytelling can have, helping readers understand how to create community and how to banish loneliness through their tales. A member of the Tlicho Dene First Nation, Van Camp also includes stories from Elders whose wisdom influenced him.

 

Books are available from our friends at   Perfect Books  .

 

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