ONLINE Writing Across Cultures
When writing her novel, In Case I Go, Angie engaged in cross-cultural research with the Indigenous Nation whose lands were the setting of her story. The idea that a writer must seek permission is relatively new, and there were no set rules on how exactly a non-Indigenous writer should go about including Indigenous content. Following the advice of Indigenous friends, writers, and cultural liaisons, Angie engaged in a lengthy consultation and revision process before the book went to print. In the end, she did some things right, but the things she did wrong became the focus of a national controversy. Learn from Angie’s mistakes as she shares her story of learning to approach story and publication differently in a changing world.
This is an interactive workshop using the Zoom web conferencing platform.
Angie Abdou is the best-selling author of seven books, including short prose, novels, and creative nonfiction. Her first novel, The Bone Cage, was a finalist on CBC’s Canada Reads. Angie’s most recent book, a memoir called Home Ice: Reflections of a Reluctant Hockey Mom, hit the Canadian bestseller list and the #1 spot on Amazon Canada’s bestselling hockey books. Booklist declared it a “first rate memoir.” Angie Abdou is an Associate Professor of Creative Writing at Athabasca University.