Lesley Belleau is an Anishnaabekwe writer from Ketegaunseebee Garden River First Nation (Ojibwe), near Bawating/Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. Lesley lives in Peterborough where she is completing her PhD in Indigenous Studies at Trent. She also has an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Windsor. She has sat on arts juries and won numerous writing grants and academic awards, including from the Canada Council and Ontario Arts Council. In interviews, Leanne Simpson lists Lesley as a talented emerging Indigenous writer.
This week we got our club wear (books, obviously) ready for ALU summer book club, proudly launched Indigenous Litspace, a site we're dedicating to Indigenous works, and one of our staffers finally read Martha Baillie's 2014 novel The Search for Heinrich Schlögel.
Why not celebrate Mother's Day by treating her to a literary event visit? There's tons to choose from this week, including Poet Laureate readings in London, the Atwater Poetry Project in Montreal, and the Toronto Comic Arts Festival.
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We love reading books with strong female characters and we suspect many of you do as well given the #readwomen hashtag and certain controversies from recent memory that have received so much attention. This doesn't mean they need to be wielding katana swords like Michonne in ... Read more
We’re doing a spin on the classic holiday ditty, “The Twelve Days of Christmas” with our 12 Days of CanLit series this holiday season. Sing along with our countdown of themed book picks, straight down to our number 1 (that’s 78 books in all!).
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