EventsOpening Event with Joseph Kakwinokanasum

Opening Event with Joseph Kakwinokanasum

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Central Library


Vancouver Public Library is delighted and honoured to introduce Joseph Kakwinokanasum as the 2024 Indigenous Storyteller in Residence.

Joseph Kakwinokanasum is a writer, creator, and born storyteller. A member of the James Smith Cree Nation, Joseph grew up in the Peace Region of northern B.C. His debut novel, My Indian Summer, is loosely based on his own childhood and was the winner of the 2023-2024 First Nations Communities READ Award and shortlisted for the 2023 ReLit Award for fiction. Other accolades include being named one of The Writers Trust of Canada’s Rising Stars of 2022 and a finalist for CBC’s Nonfiction Prize in 2020.

Join us to get to know Joseph as he talks about writing My Indian Summer and his current novel in progress - contrasting between the two different styles of fiction, one based on childhood experiences, and the other on stories heard during childhood in the horror/fantasy genre.

To find out more about Joseph’s residency and keep up with his upcoming events visit:

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