CFUV Indigenous Media Workshop #5: In Conversation with jaye simpson

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Date: 09/15/2021
Time: 2:00 pm

Join us for a digital conversation with award winning Oji-Cree and Saulteaux writer, advocate, and activist jaye simpson. In this workshop jaye will be exploring Indigenous story telling through writing and poetry, they will discuss how they bring their experiences onto the page, and will chat about their journey with writing.

jaye simpson is an Oji-Cree Saulteaux Indigiqueer from the Sapotaweyak Cree Nation. simpson is a writer, advocate and activist sharing their knowledge and lived experiences in hope of creating utopia.

they are published in several magazines including Poetry Is Dead, This Magazine, PRISM international, SAD Magazine: Green, GUTS Magazine, SubTerrain, Grain and Room. They are in two anthologies: Hustling Verse (2019) and Love After the End (2020). Their first poetry collection, it was never going to be okay (Nightwood Ed.) was shortlisted for the 2021 ReLit Award and a 2021 Dayne Ogilvie Prize Finalist while also winning the 2021 Indigenous Voices Award for Published Poetry in English.

they are a displaced Indigenous person resisting, ruminating and residing on xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-waututh), and sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) First Nations territories, colonially known as Vancouver.

This workshop will take place via zoom. Please register on Eventbrite, and a zoom link will be set out closer to the event. While settlers are welcome to attend this workshop has been organized to center First Nation, Inuit, and Metis peoples and voices.

CFUV 101.9 FM is a nonprofit radio station broadcasting from the University of Victoria Campus on the traditional, unceded, unsurrendered territories of the W̱SÁNEĆ and Lkwungen peoples.


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