CBC Must Read Author coming to Cont Studies

Tess Wixted

Author Richard Wagamese's new novel Medicine Walk has been garnering praise across the country, including being listed by CBC as one of the 10 must read books for the spring.

  • The Globe and Mail: "Medicine Walk is...testament to the redemptive power of love and compassion."
  • Edmonton Journal: "Medicine Walk is not only a graceful book, it is a novel of grace."
  • Toronto Star: "Medicine Walk is a major accomplishment from an author who has become one of Canada’s best novelists."

In a 2013 interview with Shelagh Rogers Wagamese said, "The story of Canada is the story of her relationship with native people. If we lean over the back fence and share part of that story with the person on the other side of the fence, we bring each other closer." Christine Fischer Guy, in her review of Medicine Walk for The Globe and Mail, borrows from Wagamese's elegant metophor concluding, "Richard Wagamese has moved beyond talking over the fence. He’s come around to the gate now, opened it, and invited his readers to share a familiar meal."

Join Richard Wagamese at Royal Roads for StoryWalk, a three-day creative writing and storytelling retreat, where oral traditions and written words find their own deep and meaningful conversations.

Dates: Friday, May 23, Saturday, May 24 and Sunday, May 25, 2014
Times: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Cost: $695 + applicable taxes
Contact Continuing Studies 250-391-2600 ext. 2513 for more information and to register.