Ottawa's Festival of Ideas Since 1997
Christ Church Cathedral414 Sparks St.
8:30pm

No Place Like Home

Michelle Porter, Saeed Teebi and Lisa Bird-Wilson
Hosted by Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm

No Place Like Home

Michelle Porter, Saeed Teebi and Lisa Bird-Wilson
Hosted by Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm
7
Sunday
May
2023
8:30pm
Christ Church Cathedral
414 Sparks St.
Lisa Bird-Wilson
Michelle Porter - Photo by Bojan Furst
Saeed Teebi

We close the Spring Edition with an evening of unforgettable fiction and three books that speak to a shared need for safety, dignity and home.

 

Five generations of Métis women argue, dance, struggle, laugh, love, and tell the stories that will sing their family, and perhaps the land itself, into healing in A Grandmother Begins the Story by Michelle Porter.

 

In his gripping collection Her First Palestinian , Saeed Teebi plunges into the lives of characters grappling with their experiences as Palestinian immigrants to Canada, navigating their identities in circumstances that push them to the emotional brink.

 

Probably Ruby  by Lisa Bird-Wilson is an audacious and beautiful novel about an adopted woman's search for her Indigenous identity. It was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Literary Award and the Amazon First Novel Award and won the Saskatchewan Book Awards Book of the Year.

 

PLEASE NOTE: For the safety and comfort of all patrons, masks are strongly encouraged for those attending in person this Spring. Livestream tickets are available upon request for those who prefer to attend remotely.

 

Books are available from our friends at Perfect Books.

 

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