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Listenings symposium roundtable discussion

Sun, Mar 24, 20194:00 pm
Doors open
Lobby Doors - 3:00pm House Doors - 3:30pm
Performance Hall
Ka'tarohkwi Festival of Indigenous Arts

Resurgent Voices : Indigenous Oration & Aurality

How do the sounds -- rhythm, cadence, and caress -- of Indigenous poetics affect our bodies as listeners?

As part of the Listenings symposium, this roundtable features a panel of Indigenous writers and artists who consider the sonic impact of Indigenous orations. This symposium will include, among others, the following speakers :

Update: Beth Piatote is no longer able to attend this event. Karyn Recollet will be joining Geraldine King and Billy-Ray Belcourt in this discussion.

Billy-Ray Belcourt, Geraldine King, and Karyn Recollet discuss the sonic impact of Indigenous oration beginning with the question: how do the sounds—rhythm, cadence, and caress—of Indigenous poetics affect our bodies as listeners? We invite you to lend your ears, to listen, and to take away a deeper sense of the significance of Indigenous oration and aurality.

Billy-Ray Belcourt (Driftpile Cree Nation) is a PhD candidate and 2018 P.E. Trudeau Foundation Scholar in the Department of English & Film Studies at the University of Alberta. He is the author of THIS WOUND IS A WORLD, winner of the 2018 Griffin Poetry Prize, and he has two forthcoming books in 2019 and 2020.

Geraldine King (Anishinaabe) is a PhD student in Queen’s University’s Cultural Studies program. She is a writer, researcher, and community engagement specialist.

Karyn Recollet is an urban Cree visitor to Tkaronto (where the trees stand in the water), Ontario. She is faculty at in the Women and Gender Studies Department, University of Toronto. Her most recent imaginings and writings invite conversations around the intersections between cultural/ critical theory, dance choreographies and Indigenous futures Indigenous. Recollet is beginning to explore how constellations/ star mappings provide principles for social organizing, and movement building.


Please note this event is General Admission (no assigned seating).