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Vancouver launch, a conversation with Darrel J. McLeod

November 6, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$11.98

Join us in an engaging discussion between bestselling author Waubgeshig Rice, author of Moon of the Crusted Snow and the brand-new Moon of the Turning Leaves and Darrel McLeod, author of Peyakow: Reclaiming Cree Dignity and debut novel A Season in Chezgh’un

This event is produced in collaboration with Iron Dog Books, Vancouver Writers Fest, Real Vancouver Writers’ Series, and Penguin Random House Canada.

A note about admission:

Your purchase of a ticket goes directly to covering venue rental and remuneration for performers. If the cost of the ticket is a barrier, please contact us at requests@irondogbooks.com for accessible tickets.

About Moon of the Turning Leaves

Twelve years after the lights go out . . . an epic journey to a forgotten homeland.

The hotly anticipated sequel to the bestselling novel Moon of the Crusted Snow.

It’s been over a decade since a mysterious cataclysm caused a permanent blackout that toppled infrastructure and thrust the world into anarchy. Evan Whitesky led his community in remote northern Ontario off the rez and into the bush, where they’ve been living off the land, rekindling their Anishinaabe traditions in total isolation from the outside world. As new generations are born, and others come of age in the world after everything, Evan’s people are in some ways stronger than ever. But resources in and around their new settlement are beginning to dry up, and the elders warn that they cannot afford to stay indefinitely.

Evan and his fifteen-year-old daughter, Nangohns, are elected to lead a small scouting party on a months-long trip to their traditional home on the north shore of Lake Huron—to seek new beginnings, and discover what kind of life—and what dangers—still exist in the lands to the south.

Moon of the Turning Leaves is Waubgeshig Rice’s exhilarating return to the world first explored in the phenomenal breakout bestseller Moon of the Crusted Snow: a brooding story of survival, resilience, Indigenous identity, and rebirth.

About the author

Waubgeshig Rice grew up in Wasauksing First Nation on the shores of Georgian Bay, in the southeast of Robinson-Huron Treaty territory. He’s a writer, listener, speaker, language learner, and a martial artist, holding a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He is the author of Legacy and the national bestseller, Moon of the Crusted Snow. He appreciates loud music and the four seasons. He lives in N’Swakamok—also known as Sudbury, Ontario—with his wife and three sons.

Fellow author and discussant Darrel J. McLeod is the author of Peyakow: Reclaiming Cree Dignity and Mamaskatch: A Cree Coming of Age, which received the Govenor General’s Literary Award for Nonfiction. He is Cree from treaty eight territory in Northern Alberta. Before deciding to pursue writing in his retirement, McLeod was a chief negotiator of land claims for the federal government and executive director of education and international affairs with the Assembly of First Nations. He holds degrees in French literature and education from the University of British Columbia. He lives in Sooke, British Columbia.

A note about admission

Your purchase of a ticket goes directly to covering venue rental and remuneration for performers. If the cost of the ticket is a barrier, please contact us at requests@irondogbooks.com for accessible tickets.

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Iron Dog Books
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Venue

WISE Hall
1882 Adanac Street
Vancouver, BC V5L 2E2 Canada
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