Lee Maracle speaking at OISE Tues Oct 7

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Lee Maracle speaking at OISE Tues Oct 7

 

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The Centre for Women’s Studies in Education at OISE/UT and The Indigenous Education Network present:

Lee Maracle:
Looking Toward a Global Feminism

Tuesday, October 7, 2008
7:30 p.m.
Room 5-260

OISE
252 Bloor St West at St. George subway.

416 . 978 . 2080
252 Bloor St. W. Rm. 2-225
[url=http://www.oise.utoronto.ca/cwse]http://www.oise.utoronto.ca/cwse[/url]
Admission is free — all are welcome!

Lee Maracle, of Salish and Cree ancestry, a member of the Stу:lх Nation, was born in North Vancouver, B.C. in 1950. She is the mother of four and grandmother of four and was one of the first Aboriginal people to be published in the early 1970s. She is one of the founders of the En'owkin International School of Writing in Penticton, BC, a learning institute with an Indigenous Fine Arts Program and an Okanagon Language Program. Maracle has taught creative writing and held a visiting professorship with the Women's Studies program at the University of Toronto. She was the traditional cultural director for the Centre for Indigenous Theatre and the Aboriginal Mentor in the Transitional Year Program at the University of Toronto. She has been the Distinguished Visiting Professor of Canadian Culture at Western
Washington University and a Writer-in-Residence at the University of Guelph.

Lee Maracle is the author of a number of critically acclaimed literary works including: Sojourner's and Sundogs, Ravensong, Bobbi Lee, Daughters Are Forever, Will's Garden, Bent Box, I Am Woman. She is also the co-editor of a number of anthologies including the award winning publication, My Home As I Remember. She is a co-author of Telling It: Women and Language Across Culture. Lee is widely published in anthologies and scholarly journals worldwide. Maracle is an award-winning writer and teacher, and an occasional editor, film story editor, dramaturge, stage actor and a gifted orator.