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Kingston WritersFest 2020 Virtual Festival: An Evening with Thomas King
September 2, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
The Kingston WritersFest 2020 virtual festival takes place September 23-27, 2020, with more than 60 writers in nearly 50 events over 5 days! The festival will include the stories of women, the stories of Indigenous writers, writers of different experiences, cultural backgrounds, and orientations.
An Evening with Thomas King: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm on September 2nd, 2020
Join Kingston WritersFest in welcoming back two festival alumni for a virtual European holiday. Tune in as podcaster Ben Charland speaks with award-winning author Thomas King about Indians on Vacation, a witty and unforgettable new tale about a couple, Mimi and Bird, who unearth a stash of old postcards and attempt to trace Mimi’s long-lost uncle and the family medicine bundle he took with him to Europe.
Thomas King is an award-winning novelist, short story writer, scriptwriter and photographer. His critically acclaimed, bestselling fiction includes Medicine River; Green Grass, Running Water; One Good Story, That One; Truth and Bright Water; A Short History of Indians in Canada; The Back of the Turtle (winner of the Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction); The Inconvenient Indian (winner of the RBC Taylor Prize); the DreadfulWater mystery series, including most recently Obsidian; and the poetry collection 77 Fragments of a Familiar Ruin. A Member of the Order of Canada and the recipient of a National Aboriginal Achievement Award, Thomas King lives in Guelph, Ontario.
Ben Charland is a writer, podcaster and creative consultant currently based in Whitehorse, Yukon. Ben’s work is informed by the many hats he’s worn over the years: playwright, theatre director, artistic director, tour guide, actor, political hack, traveler, teacher, government worker, blogger, speechwriter, manager and (yes) traffic coordinator for a paper shredding company. He’s lived in four continents and has been lucky to visit over 50 countries, but the common thread for Ben is unrelenting curiosity. Ben has a BFA from the University of Calgary and an MA from the University of London (UK), and is married to the woman of his dreams, Shelaine.