Apocalypse, Later: Matinee with Waubgeshig Rice
Waubgeshig Rice with Aric McBay
Readings and Conversation
The Screening Room, 120 Princess St
Sunday, October 22
4:00 – 5:00 pm
Event Sponsor: The Screening Room
“By turns beautiful and inspiring and bleak and violent. In other words, the perfect dystopian read.” — Alma Katsu
Be amongst the first to discover Moon of the Turning Leaves, the hotly anticipated sequel to the bestselling novel Moon of the Crusted Snow. Join Waubgeshig at the Screening Room for a conversation with Aric McBay about his latest work, which picks up ten years after a mysterious cataclysm thrust the world into anarchy. Post-apocalyptic scenarios may feel uncomfortably close to nonfiction in these times, but where there is horror, there is also hope. Explore a different spin on speculative fiction that navigates the possibility of moving to a new – yet very old – way of living.
Waubgeshig Rice is an author and journalist from Wasauksing First Nation.
He’s written five books, including the bestselling novel Moon of the Crusted Snow, and its sequel Moon of the Turning Leaves.
Waubgeshig graduated from the journalism program at Toronto Metropolitan University and spent most of his journalism career with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation as a video journalist and radio host before leaving in 2020 to focus on his literary career.
In addition to his writing, Waubgeshig is an eclectic public speaker, delivering keynote addresses and workshops, engaging in interviews, and contributing to various panels at literary festivals and conferences.
He speaks on creative writing and oral storytelling, contemporary Anishinaabe culture and matters, Indigenous representation in arts and media, and more.
He lives in Sudbury, Ontario with his wife and three sons.
Aric McBay is an organizer, a farmer, and author of seven books ranging from the dystopian fantasy Kraken Calling to Full Spectrum Resistance volumes 1 and 2, guides to resistance movements. He writes and speaks about effective social movements, and has organized campaigns around climate justice, prisoner justice, Indigenous solidarity, pipelines, unionization, and other causes.
His forthcoming speculative fiction title, Inversion, publishes this November.
He lives and farms near Kingston, Ontario, on traditional Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee territory.