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Katherena Vermette
The Break
Friday, Oct. 4 | 7 PM  | Forsyth Hall
Katherena Vermette, author of The Break, presents a talk on her work as Writer in Residence at Athabasca University, as well as her other creative projects

STARFest Facts
Katherena Vermette is a Métis writer from Treaty One territory, the heart of the Métis nation, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Her first book, North End Love Songs (The Muses Company) won the Governor General’s Literary Award for Poetry. Her novel, The Break (House of Anansi) was a bestseller in Canada and won multiple awards, including the 2017 Amazon First Novel Award.

Her second book of poetry, river woman (House of Anansi) and eighth children’s picture book, The Girl and The Wolf (Theytus) were both released in 2018. She is the author of the picture book series, The Seven Teachings Stories (Highwater Press) and the graphic novel series, A Girl Called Echo (Highwater Press). As part of a filmmaking team, she co-wrote and co-directed this river (NFB), which won the 2017 Canadian Screen Award for Best Short.

Vermette lives with her family in a cranky old house within skipping distance of the temperamental Red River.
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