CFUV Indigenous Media Workshop #8: In Conversation with Joshua Whitehead

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Date: 01/19/2022
Time: 6:00 pm
Join us for a free online workshop with award-winning Oji-nêhiyaw writer, poet, and academic Joshua Whitehead. In this workshop Joshua will talk about ideas he explores in his forthcoming non-fiction work Making Love with the Land. He’ll discuss his journey as a writer, his writing technique, and the effects and affects of being an Indigenous writer in a colonial market.
Joshua (he/him) is a Two-Spirit, Oji-nêhiyaw member of Peguis First Nation (Treaty 1). He is currently a Ph.D. candidate, lecturer, and Killam scholar at the University of Calgary where he studies Indigenous literatures and cultures with a focus on gender and sexuality. His dissertation, tentatively titled “Feral Fatalisms,” is a hybrid narrative of theory, essay, and non-fiction that interrogates the role of “ferality” inherent within Indigenous ways of being (with a strong focus on nêhiyawewin). He is the author of full-metal indigiqueer (Talonbooks 2017) which was shortlisted for the inaugural Indigenous Voices Award and the Stephan G. Stephansson Award for Poetry. He is also the author of Jonny Appleseed (Arsenal Pulp Press 2018) which was long listed for the Giller Prize, shortlisted for the Indigenous Voices Award, the Governor General’s Literary Award, the Amazon Canada First Novel Award, the Carol Shields Winnipeg Book Award, and won the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Fiction and the Georges Bugnet Award for Fiction. Whitehead is currently working on a third manuscript titled, Making Love with the Land to be published with Knopf Canada, which explores the intersections of Indigeneity, queerness, and, most prominently, mental health through a nêhiyaw lens. Currently, Whitehead is premiering his newly edited anthology, Love after the End: an Anthology of Two-Spirit and Indigiqueer Speculative Fiction. You can find his work published widely in such venues as Prairie Fire, CV2, EVENT, Arc Poetry Magazine, The Fiddlehead, Grain, CNQ, Write, and Red Rising Magazine.
CFUV 101.9FM is a volunteer-driven campus and community radio station located on the traditional, unceded, unsurrendered territories of the Lək̓ʷəŋən Peoples (Songhees and Esquimalt Nations) and WSÁNEĆ Peoples (Malahat, Pauchquachin, Tsawout, Tsarlip, and Tseycum Nations), also known as Victoria, BC. CFUV aims to provide valuable resources, support, and opportunities to the diverse communities that exist in Victoria. CFUV Indigenous Media Workshop Series is funded thanks to the Community Radio Fund of Canada.
While settlers are welcome to join this event, it has be organized to center Indigenous participants.
This event may be recorded in part or in whole.
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