Posted on November 11, 2011 by Christopher Thrall

Internationally renowned storyteller and best-selling author Richard Van Camp will visit Augustana on Tuesday, November 15th to present and discuss his work!

Internationally renowned storyteller and best-selling author Richard Van Camp will visit Augustana on Tuesday, November 15th to present and discuss his work!

A Dogrib (Tlicho) Dene from Fort Smith, NWT, Richard Van Camp is a graduate of the En’owkin International School of Writing, the University of Victoria’s Creative Writing BFA Program, and has a Master’s Degree in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia (UBC). He taught Creative Writing for Aboriginal students at UBC and is currently the Writer in Residence at the U of A.

When:   Tuesday, November 15
Time:   3:40 – 5:00 PM
Where:   Classroom Building – Room C101
Everyone Is Welcome!

Richard Van Camp writes in many genres and his novel, The Lesser Blessed, will soon be a movie with First Generation Films.

He has also published two collections of short stories, Angel Wing Splash Pattern and The Moon of Letting Go, as well as two children’s books with Cree artist, George Littlechild: A Man Called Raven and What’s the Most Beautiful Thing You Know About Horses? His baby book, Welcome Song for Baby: A Lullaby for Newborns, was the official selection of the Books for BC Babies program and was given to every newborn baby in British Columbia in 2008. He is also the author of two comic books and was awarded Storyteller of the Year for both Canada and the US by the Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers in 2007.

Following his presentation, Richard Van Camp will meet with campus Aboriginal students in the Dr. Roger Epp Conference Room 2-004. Light refreshments will be served.


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