Ivan E. Coyote Inaugural Event

Thursday, January 27th  - 7:30pm

University of Winnipeg, Convocation Hall, 515 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Ivan E. Coyote is the UWinnipeg’s sixth Carol Shields Writer-in-Residence.

This multi-talented author will be featured at two upcoming events: her inaugural reading, Thurs, Jan 27 at 7:30 p.m.
in Convocation Hall, and her Carol Shields Distinguished Lecture on Wed, Mar 16 at 7:30 p.m., also in Convocation Hall.

Both events are free and open to the public.

Ivan Coyote was born and raised in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, and now makes her home in Vancouver. The Department of English at UW is lucky to be able to bring her to Winnipeg and proud to host her for four months, thanks to the generosity of Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art, the UW’s Institute for Women and Gender Studies, the Canada Council for the Arts, and the Carol Shields family.

Ivan is an award-winning author of six collections of short stories, one novel, three CDs, and four short films. Her latest book is the short story collection Missed Her. A superb story-teller and performer, Ivan works in innovative ways with musicians and other artists to bring her stories alive to audiences. Her readings draw crowds at spoken-word, poetry, and music festivals across North America and in Europe. She is also a gifted teacher of creative writing who has mentored writers at Capilano College, Carleton University, and the Vancouver Public Library. She has designed cross-generational workshops for families and memoir writing classes for seniors. She believes in the transformative power of story-telling and promotes oral history as a way of learning where we come from and how to shape our futures.

Ivan Coyote will be in Winnipeg from early January to late April, 2011. She will have an office in the UW English Department and will be available to meet with members of the community for private consultations, in addition to her public events.

You can see and hear Ivan and learn more about her work, by visiting her website: www.ivanecoyote.com

Convocation Hall is an accessible venue – please enter through Manitoba Hall skywalk system for stair-free access.

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