Summer Reading Salon: Buffalo is the New Buffalo

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Join us in the library this summer to read and discuss Chelsea Vowel's intriguing book of short stories, Buffalo is the New Buffalo.


Aug 17, 2023 11:30am – 1:00pm

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ECU Library

520 E 1st Ave, Vancouver, BC, V5T 0H2 See on Map

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Chelsea Vowel's book Buffalo is the New Buffalo "explore(s) radical possibilities for Indigenous resilience" (Quill and Quire). We selected this book of stories of "Metis futurism" as a celebration of Canadian Indigenous writing and storytelling.

The library aims to create community for faculty, staff, and students in an open discussion space this summer. We have chosen this book of short stories as it will enable interested participants to come in for any number of the sessions, creating inclusive and flexible possibilities for those who are on campus for part or all of the summer to engage with each other.

We have chosen four dates between now and the end of August to gather in the library to discuss the book. Bring your lunch along. The library will also provide some snacks.

Thursday July 6th, 11:30am - 1pm
Thursday July 20th, 11:30am - 1pm
Thursday August 3rd, 11:30am - 1pm
Thursday August 17th, 11:30am - 1pm

The eBook is available through the library for all current students, staff and faculty.

Pick up your own paper copy at a local Indigenous-run bookstore such as Iron Dog or Massy Books!

Through a Faculty of Culture + Community micro-grant, we were able to purchase a small amount of paperback copies to distribute. Please let us know if you'd like one using the registration page (link below).

To register you will be prompted to login to M365 using your ECU credentials.

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