329. A Creative Conversation with Richard Van Camp: Writing, Language, and Indigenous Expression
Monday, 6 January, 3:30–4:45 p.m., Redwood, Sheraton
Program arranged by the Office of the Executive Director
Presiding: Robert Warrior, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana
Speaker: Richard Van Camp, Univ. of Alberta
Richard Van Camp is an accomplished and innovative writer who brings the language and experience of the Tlicho people of the Northwest Territory into his fiction and children's books. He writes about the resiliency of Indigenous communities but is not afraid to expose and explore the dysfunctions that have come with colonization. His talents are a rare combination of exuberant humor, stark vision, writerly lyricism, and hard-edged wisdom. Links to the author’s work, including some to his short fiction, are available at www.nativewiki.org/Richard_Van_Camp.
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