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Public Reading with Katherena Vermette

March 23, 2022 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Anti-Racist Book Club and Reading Series presents a public reading with Katherena Vermette, a celebrated author of poetry, novels, children’s fiction and film.

For their second meeting, the book club will be reading Vermette’s newest novel, the Strangers, which won the 2021 Atwood Gibson Writer’s Prize (and was Indigo #1 Book of the Year). the Strangers is an intergenerational saga that explores “how connected we are, even when we’re no longer together—even when we’re forced apart.” The novel invites the reader into the experience of the Stranger family, their connection and shared pain, while exploring the impacts of racism, classism, inherited trauma and unbreakable matrilineal bonds.

Vermette is a Red River Métis (Michif) writer, born living in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She currently lives near the Red River. She received the Governor General’s Literary Award for Poetry for her first book, North End Love Songs (The Muses’ Company). The Break (House of Anansi) won several awards including the Amazon.ca First Novel Award, and was a bestseller in Canada. Her National Film Board documentary, this river won the Canadian Screen Award for Best Short. She holds a Master of Fine Arts from the University of British Columbia.

This event is part of the Anti-Racist Reading Book Club, organized by Creative Writing professor Kevin Chong.


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

This series is organized by Creative Writing prof Kevin Chong with with support from UBC’s Anti-Racism Initiatives Fund.


March 23, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Additional Info

Registration/RSVP Required
Yes (see event description)
Event Type
Reading, Talk/Lecture
Arts and Humanities, Culture and Diversity
Alumni, Community, Faculty, Staff, Students