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Billy-Ray Belcourt delivers the 2022 Shirley Greenberg Annual Lecture in Women’s Studies
March 7, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Acclaimed writer and academic Billy-Ray Belcourt will deliver the annual Shirley Greenberg Lecture hosted by the Institute of Feminist and Gender Studies at the University of Ottawa. Dr. Belcourt’s talk is titled: What is an Anti-Colonial Notion of Literature?
Billy-Ray Belcourt is from the Driftpile Cree Nation in northwest Alberta. He lives in Vancouver, where he is an Assistant Professor of Indigenous Creative Writing in the School of Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia. His books are This Wound is a World, winner of the 2018 Griffin Poetry Prize, NDN Coping Mechanisms, longlisted for Canada Reads, and A History of My Brief Body, winner of the 2021 Hubert Evans Prize for Non-Fiction and finalist for the 2021 Governor General’s Literary Award for Non-Fiction. His novel, A Minor Chorus, will be published in September 2022.
Dr. Tricia McGuire Adams (from Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek), Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Ganandawisiwin/Good Health Sovereignties at the University of Ottawa, will introduce Dr. Belcourt.
The event will feature ASL (American Sign Language) and live, translated captioning from English to French.