Ivan E. Coyote

Coyote sighting at the College

Award-winning Yukon author at Stan Hagen for free reading

Join North Island College for an evening with Ivan E. Coyote, an award-winning author and musician who pushes boundaries and blurs gender lines through persuasive voice, flawless pacing, and an impeccable sense of story.

Ivan will be appearing on Thursday, March 12. 7 p.m. at the Tyee Hall at the Comox Valley campus.

The reading is free and open to the public, as part of NIC’s Write Here Readers Series.

Coyote’s performances are not to be missed. The Globe and Mail newspaper calls Coyote “a natural-born storyteller” and the Ottawa Xpress said, “Coyote is to Canadian literature what kd lang is to country music: a beautifully odd fixture.”

Born and raised in Whitehorse, in the Yukon, Coyote is the award-winning author of eight short story collections, one novel, the creator of four short films, and three CDs that combine storytelling with music.

The seasoned stage performer’s first love is live storytelling. Coyote’s stories have become an audience favourite at international writer’s, film, poetry, and folk music festivals from Anchorage to Amsterdam.

As one of Canada’s only transgender household names, Coyote’s work has long provided a space for discussion surrounding all things gender-related. Coyote’s writing often grapples with the complex and intensely personal issues of gender identity, family, class, social justice, and queer liberation, but always with a generous heart, a quick wit, and the nuanced and finely-honed timing of a gifted raconteur.

Coyote’s stories remind of us of our own fallible and imperfect humanity while at the same time inspiring us to change the world.

Among the selections Coyote will read March 12 is the Tomboy Survival Guide, a new unpublished book described as part anthem, part campfire story, and part instructions for the dismantling of the gender stories we tell ourselves and each other.

Learn more about Ivan E. Coyote at www.ivanecoyote.com or www.facebook.com/ivanecoyote.

NIC’s Write Here Readers Series showcases the richness of literary arts in our region, offering students and community members the extraordinary opportunity to hear Canadian writers and their work. The series is made possible through the Canada Council of the Arts.

For more information, visit www.nic.bc.ca or call 250-334-5000 ext. 4017.

 

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