As part of the SpringOut Festival and in partnership with Libraries ACT, the High Commission of Canada in Australia is proud to present: In Conversation with Billy-Ray Belcourt, an award-winning Canadian author.
Billy-Ray is from the Driftpile Cree Nation in northwestern Alberta in Canada. His most recent book, A History of My Brief Body, is a collection of essays and vignettes on grief, colonial violence, joy, love, and queerness.
Billy-Ray is an Assistant Professor in the School of Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia. He is an author of three books including; This Wound Is a World, winner of the 2018 Griffin Poetry Prize, and NDN Coping Mechanisms, longlisted for Canada Reads 2020.
This conversation was moderated by Evelyn Araluen.
Evelyn is a poet, researcher and co-editor of Overland literary journal. Her widely published criticism, fiction and poetry has been awarded the Nakata Brophy Prize for Young Indigenous Writers, the Judith Wright Poetry Prize, a Wheeler Centre Next Chapter Fellowship and a Neilma Sidney Literary Travel Fund grant. Born and raised on Dharug country, she is a descendant of the Bundjalung Nation. Evelyn’s debut poetry book is Dropbear.