The Pemberton & District Public Library invites you to a free screening of Indian Horse, the feature-film adaptation of the popular novel by the late Richard Wagamese. The show will begin at 7:30 pm, with a discussion after the movie. Special guest speakers TBA.
Richard Wagamese's incredible book, Indian Horse, is being made into a film. My book club read it. A lot of local book clubs read it. One friend said it was the only book that their group read that was rated a 10/10 by everyone. I had the privilege of seeing Richard Wagamese tell stories at … Continue reading Challenge or Invitation: read a book by an indigenous author
Today is Bell Canada Let's Talk Day - an initiative to encourage people to Get Loud about mental health, in order that they not suffer in silence. https://www.instagram.com/p/BebPDEMAthn/?taken-by=cmha_bc In the first week of January, Sammy Losee took the helm of our instagram account, and when she signed off, she shared these words. Being there for … Continue reading Mental Health – requires people willing to talk about it, and people willing to listen
"Life sometimes is hard. There are challenges. There are difficulties. There is pain. As a younger man I sought to avoid them and only ever caused myself more of the same. These days I choose to face life head on--and I have become a comet. I arc across the sky of my life and the … Continue reading Richard Wagamese on seeking stillness
The best author visit I have ever experienced was Richard Wagamese at Mt Currie's Xet’olacw Community School in October 2014. I'm so sad to hear of his passing, and for all the stories that remain untold. I'm grateful for the words he has shared. And I'm grateful for this photo, from Georgina Dan, that seems to … Continue reading Richard Wagamese died Saturday, age 61
Straight from the facebook-mouth of author Richard Wagamese, comes the news that Indian Horse, one of the most powerful books I've ever read (and every single one of my book club agrees, which is not the usual case): Indian Horse is swinging into production. An open casting call!!! This movie has lots of Indigenous speaking … Continue reading Indian Horse is going to be made into a movie and they’re looking for First Nations talent!
Well, Squamish, Whistler, Pemberton, and Mount Currie. You made an impression on Richard Wagamese. The question is: did he make an impression on you? We'd love to share your thoughts, comments, photos, impressions and book reviews or recommendations. What touches me most about being able to bring stories to communities are the welcomes. Everywhere I … Continue reading Richard Wagamese was here
Richard Wagamese's new novel, Medicine Walk, was declared "one of the 10 books you need to read this spring" by CBC. Wagamese is also the author of Indian Horse, a book that comes with the endorsement of Chief Lucinda Phillips (reviewed recently on this blog). He will be giving a free presentation at Mt Currie's Xet'olacw … Continue reading Medicine Walk author Richard Wagamese to talk in Mt Currie, Oct 1, 5pm (Free)
This guest post was contributed by Harriet van Wart. She's part of the awesome and super dedicated team at the Land and Resources Office for the Lil'wat Nation, and an avid reader. At work the other day Chief Lucinda Phillips handed me a book, looked me square in the eyes and said, “you should read … Continue reading Recommended Reads: Richard Wagamese’s Indian Horse