Reading and Launch of Wrist by Nathan Adler

Nathan Adler will be launching his debut novel Wrist at Catalina’s on Saturday October 15th from 6-7 pm. This is the Peterborough stop on his tour, part of Beats and Braids, an indigenous arts festival put on by O’kaadenigan Wiingashk.

“Under the full light of Biinaakwe Giizis (Falling Leaves Moon), the O’Kaadenigan Wiingashk Collective (OKW) invites audience(s) to gather and to celebrate music from near and far. Beats and Braids is a three day celebration, featuring performances by musicians and songwriters, bringing forth local and national artistic talent, while underscoring vital themes of reconciliation.

Beads and Braids features internationally renowned activist and artist Leanne Betasamosake Simpson (Alderville F.N.) with the launch of her debut album: f(l)ight. Simpson’s collaborators include acclaimed musicians: A Tribe Called Red, Tanya Tagaq, and Cris Derksen. Performances also include blues/slide guitarist Pura Fe’s solo concert as well as Anishnaabe comedian Ryan McMahon, of CBC’s Red Man Laughing.

A Divine Intervention; features a call-and-response show with Rae Spoon, Al Tuck, Charlie Glasspool and Sean Conway, with Curtis Driedger, Patrick Lefler, Gratia Leitch, Jay Swinnerton, Missy Knott and Evangelene Gentle. OKW also will host a dance party with D.J. Bear Witness (member of Canada’s hottest DJ crew, A Tribe Called Red).

Like the autumn birds that will now begin to gather and prepare for migration, O’Kaadenigan Wiingashk Collective asks you to also gather with purpose, to watch, listen and dance. EVERYONE WELCOME.”
For the full schedule of Beats and Braids please go to Public Energy.

Saturday at 6 PM – 7 PM
131 Hunter Street West, Peterborough, Ontario K9H 2K7

Nathan Adler will read from Wrist and Kate Story, Janette Platana and I will read short fiction. There will be copies of Wrist for sale, as well as copies of Playground of Lost Toys, a 2015 speculative fiction anthology I co-edited with Colleen Anderson for Exile. “Hide and Seek,” Cat MacLeod’s piece in Playground, recently won the Sunburst Award for short fiction. Nathan’s story in Playground, “The Ghost Rattle,” is a stand-alone from his novel. I’m really looking forward to picking up a copy–his vivid descriptions bring whole worlds to life.

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