Alicia Elliott + Brandi Bird

Author Reading Series: April 2024
Saturday, April 13, 2024, at 1:00 PM PST (Zoom)

Alicia Elliott + Brandi Bird
+ introducing Morrigan Bonegardener

Free! Register to attend (Zoom)

Oxygen Art Centre is delighted to present the first event of 2024’s Author Reading Series featuring Alicia Elliott and Brandi Bird, and emerging writer Morrigan Bonegardener at an online reading event on Saturday, April 13, 2024, at 1:00 PM PST (Zoom). 

To attend, please register in advance. This event is free, everyone welcome!

The online event will feature readings by all three authors, as well as a short question and answer period at the event. This program is generously supported by the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance.

Learn more about this event and upcoming events and workshops, here.


Author Bios

Alicia Elliott is a Mohawk writer living in Brantford, Ontario. She has written for The Globe and Mail, CBC, Hazlitt and many others. She’s had essays nominated for National Magazine Awards for three straight years, winning Gold in 2017, and her short fiction was selected for Best American Short Stories 2018, Best Canadian Stories 2018, and Journey Prize Stories 30. She was chosen by Tanya Talaga as the 2018 recipient of the RBC Taylor Emerging Writer Award. Her first book, A Mind Spread Out On The Ground, was a #1 national bestseller and was shortlisted for the Writers’ Trust Hilary Weston Prize for Nonfiction. Alicia’s second book, And Then She Fell, a novel that was published last fall, was also a national bestseller, and was a Globe and Mail and CBC Best Book of the Year.

Brandi Bird is an Indigiqueer Saulteaux, Cree and Métis writer from Treaty 1 territory. They currently live and learn on the land of the Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh & Musqueam peoples.
Their chapbook I Am Still Too Much was published by Rahila’s Ghost Press in Spring 2019. Their first full-length poetry collection The All + Flesh was published by House of Anansi Press in Fall 2023. Their work can also be found in Poetry is Dead, Catapult, Hazlitt, Brick Magazine and others.

Morrigan Bonegardener is a first-year creative writing student at Selkirk College in Castlegar, and a Queer, Transgender Woman whose writing style and voice reflect her lived experience. She lives with her husband, two dogs, cat, bird, and fish on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Sinixt Peoples. Two of her poems were recently published in the Black Bear Review and she was recently the recipient of Excellence Awards in Creative Writing and English, among other subjects.

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