Saturday, October 9, 2010

The WordStorm Society of the Arts & Poetry Gabriola Society

Canada Speaks in Nanaimo: Medicine Stories, a fiction workshop with internationally renowned storyteller Richard Van Camp

Thursday, November 11, 2010 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Place: Kin Hut, 2730 Departure Bay Road, Nanaimo
Price: $45. includes annual membership in the WordStorm Society
$35 for members of the WordStorm Society

Description: Richard Van Camp will lead an interactive workshop to explore the notion of “empowering fiction.” Respect for life, having a positive influence, and the medicine power of animals will be among the topics covered. Be sure to bring a notebook and pen as you will be inspired to write!

RESERVATIONS are available by request from or by mail from The WordStorm Society of the Arts, 1560 Arbutus Drive, Nanoose Bay, BC V9P 9C8. Please send a brief letter of request with your contact information, names of people attending, and a cheque made out to The WordStorm Society of the Arts in the appropriate amount. For further information, phone: 250-729-2630.
Please Note: Richard will be giving a two-hour workshop called Empowering Fiction at Poetry Gabriola on Saturday, November 13, 2010. The workshop is open to 12 participants at a cost of $35 which includes a light lunch. Call 250-247-7604 to reserve your place.

Richard Van Camp

A Dogrib (Tlicho) Dene from Fort Smith, NWT, Richard Van Camp is an internationally renowned storyteller and best-selling author. He is the author of the novel, The Lesser Blessed, and 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. His first comic book, Path of the Warrior, is published with Cree artist, Steve Sanderson, through the Healthy Aboriginal Network. His second comic book is Kiss Me Deadly and will be out this Fall, 2010. Richard was awarded Storyteller of the Year for both Canada and the US by the Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers in 2007. Richard is part of the Poetry Gabriola project, Canada Speaks, and will be performing at Poetry Gabriola (November 11 to 14, 20010). You can visit Richard on Facebook and on his official website:

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