UBC Creative Writing presents: An Afternoon of Indigenous Brilliance

An Afternoon of Indigenous Brilliance brings three of the authors from Growing Room’s day-long Indigenous Brilliance celebration to UBC’s Vancouver campus. How can academic settings expand their notions of brilliance through the work of Indigenous writers and thinkers? Eden Robinson, Arielle Twist, and Lindsay Nixon will read from their exciting new books. Come prepared to laugh! This event is open to the public.

Event Type: Panel
UBC Point Grey Campus, Irving K Barber Learning Centre, Room 185, 1961 East Mall, Vancouver
Date: Tuesday, March 12, 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Cost: Pay What You Can (recommended: $12.50)
ASL Interpretation Available by Request Before February 15, 2019



Eden Robinson is a Haisla/Heiltsuk author who grew up in Haisla, British Columbia.  Her novel Son of a Trickster was shortlisted for The Giller Prize.  Her latest novel is Trickster Drift.


Arielle Twist is an author and community educator from George Gordons First Nation, Saskatchewan. Disintegrate/Dissociate is her first collection of poetry with Arsenal Pulp Press.


Lindsay Nixon is a Cree-Métis-Saulteaux curator, award-nominated editor, award-nominated writer, and McGill Art History PhD student. They currently hold the position of Editor-at-Large for Canadian Art. Nixon has previously edited mâmawi­-âcimowak, an independent art, art criticism, and literature journal, and their writing has appeared in Malahat ReviewRoomGUTSMICEesseInuit Art QuarterlyTeen Vogue, and other publications. nîtisânak is their first book.


Jessica Johns is nehiyaw and a member of Sucker Creek First Nation in Treaty 8 territory in northern Alberta. She is currently living on the traditional territory of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples.

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