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Hope Matters: An Evening with Lee Maracle and Columpa Bobb

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Massy Books

229 East Georgia Street

Vancouver, BC V6A 1Z6

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Writer and elder Lee Maracle and Columpa Bobb read from their upcoming work, Hope Matters.

Lee says: "Hope Matters is a collection of poetry focused on the journey of Indigenous people from colonial beginnings to reconciliation. It is also the journey of myself and my two daughters who over the years of their youth wrote poetry with me. As they aged we hatched the idea of co-writing a book around agreed upon themes. It took twenty years before all three of us had 10 days to do the work. Hope Matters is the result. Sometimes we wrote “spring board poetry,” begun by one individual, in which the other two would riff off the original poem and write new ones of their own. Other times we would write a few lines and pass the page until a new poem was created. Other poems were written independently by one of us and responded by the other two. In the end our voice blended into a song of hope and reconciliation."

Lee Maracle is a member of the Stó:lō nation and one of the first Indigenous female authors to be published in Canada. With a career of over four decades, she has written award-winning books in a multitude of genres, including the recent My Conversations with Canadians. Columpa Bobb, a Jessie Award-winner and two time Dora Award-nominee, has been an arts practitioner for twenty-four years as an actor, playwright, photographer, poet and teacher.

This event is taking place on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tseil-Waututh Nations.

Massy Books' downstairs event space is accessible! You can view the floorplan here: http://www.massybooks.com/accessibility/
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The event is all-ages.

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