We do not have to write alone. We can riff off one another as we immerse ourselves in poetry creation. We will do both individual work and collective work in this workshop. Poetry strengthens the body, sharpens the mind and engages the heart and spirit.
Lee Maracle speaks out as a critic of the treatment of Indigenous people by the Canadian state, and she particularly highlights the issues relating to Indigenous women. She was one of the first Indigenous people to be published in the early 1970s.
Lee Maracle is one of the most prolific Indigenous authors in Canada and a recognized authority on issues pertaining to Indigenous people and Indigenous literature. She is an award-winning poet, novelist, performance storyteller, scriptwriter, actor and keeper/mythmaker among the Sto:lo people.
Lee Maracle has given hundreds of speeches on political, historical, and Feminist Sociological topics related to Indigenous people, and conducted dozens of workshops on personal and cultural reclamation.
Her newest poetry book, Hope Matters, was written in conjunction with her daughters Columpa Bobb and Tania Carter, and was published in 2019.