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2023 Event:
Waubgeshig Rice

Hosted by Celina Loyer


Moon of the Turning Leaves

Twelve years after the lights go out … An epic journey to a forgotten homeland. Moon of the Turning Leaves is Waubgeshig Rice’s hotly anticipated and 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 Waubgeshig Rice

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 the short story collection Midnight Sweatlodge, and the novels Legacy and the national bestseller Moon of the Crusted Snow. Waubgeshig Rice appreciates loud music and the four seasons. He lives in N’Swakamok – also known as Sudbury, Ontario – with his wife and three sons.

Moon of the Turning Leaves (2023)

It’s been over a decade since a mysterious cataclysm thrust the world into anarchy and Evan Whitesky led his community in remote northern Ontario off the rez and into the bush. But resources are beginning to dry up, and Evan and his teenage daughter must lead a scouting party to discover what kind of life – and what dangers – still exist in the lands to the south.

Celina Loyer was born into a culturally rich Cree-Métis family, a strong, vibrant background which impacts all that she does. She is married with five amazing adult children. She brings a wealth of community involvement, traditional skills, practical knowledge and experience, as well as a B.A. Linguistics (Hon). She does traditional Métis beadwork, as well as a number of other textile and fibre arts, including traditional Métis finger woven sashes and sewing. She is currently an Indigenous Programmer at the Musée Héritage Museum.