Tuesday, October 8, 2019
W Room, Woodward's Heritage Building, 111 West Hastings Street, Vancouver

Writing Through Indigenous Worldviews: A Workshop with Michelle Sylliboy

Tuesday, October 8, 2019
W Room, Woodward's Heritage Building, 111 West Hastings Street, Vancouver


Tuesday, October 8, 2019
6:00 – 9:00 pm
W Room, Woodward’s Heritage Building
111 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
Workshop Fee: $30*

Of the many Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action released in 2015, more than one recommendation speaks to language revitalization. When Indigenous languages are revitalized, so is the understanding embedded in indigenous worldviews that the history of land, language, and community are all interconnected. For those of us (indigenous and non-indigenous allies) who are disconnected from indigenous languages, the TRC’s call to action may prompt the question: What can I do to further indigenous language revitalization?

In this workshop, artist and writer Michelle Sylliboy will share her revitalization work with the Mi’kmaq (L’nuk) language. She will also introduce the Mi’kmaq (L’nuk) philosophy of non-interference she uses in her pedagogy which can be summed up as a mode that encourages us to pay attention and follow the process, and allow and support what wants to emerge. In the writing portion of the workshop, participants will explore ways to respectfully support indigenous language revitalization in their own writing practice.

Workshop participants are asked to bring a notebook, writing utensil and an open mind. Light refreshments will be provided.

Registration for the workshop is now closed. The $30 workshop fee includes a one-year subscription to The Capilano Review. 

The W Room is located on the 5th floor of the Woodward’s Heritage Building located at 111 West Hastings Street, and is accessible via the elevator located in the building lobby off of the main Woodward’s atrium. Accessible washrooms are available on the same floor as the event.

*Please note that no one will be turned away for lack of funds. If you require support, please get in touch with us directly at contact@thecapilanoreview.ca.


This event takes place on unceded Skwxwú7mesh, xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ lands.

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