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Reading and Film Screening with Richard Van Camp

Date: February 24th, 10:00-11:30
Location: Ceremonial Hall, First Peoples House

Please join us on Friday morning, February 24th from 10:00-11:30 for a film screening and reading with renowned Dogrib (Tlicho) Dene author and storyteller Richard Van Camp.

Richard Van Camp is the best-selling author of numerous books, including the novel The Lesser Blessed ; short story collections Angel Wing Splash Pattern and The Moon of Letting Go ; children's books with George Littlechild, A Man Called Raven and What's the Most Beautiful Thing You Know About Horses? ; and two baby books, Welcome Song For Baby: A Lullaby for Newborns and Nighty Night: A Bedtime Song for Babies . Van Camp has also written two comic books for Healthy Aboriginal Network, including Path of the Warrior , with Cree artist Steve Sanderson, and Kiss Me Deadly , with artist Chris Auchter.

Van Camp is from Fort Smith, NWT. He is a graduate of the En'owkin International School of Writing, the University of Victoria's Creative Writing BFA Program, and holds a Master's Degree in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia. He is currently Writer-In-Residence within the Department of English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta.

He will screen director Kevin Redvers' and Cross Current Productions' 17-minute adaptation of his story "firebear called them faith healers." Van Camp will also read from The Moon of Letting Go and speak with the audience about his work.

Presented with the support from the Visiting Speakers Fund of the University of Victoria Department of English.

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