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WORKSHOP: “Telling it Crooked and other Métis Approaches to Story” with Métis author and storyteller Michelle Porter

Saturday, November 25, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

📍 Virtual via Zoom
👥 Open to WritersNL Members + the general public. Pre-registration required.

In this talk, Michelle will take the audience on a journey through three story genres and talk about how learning more about Métis music traditions changed the way she writes.

Michelle Porter is the descendent of a long line of Métis storytellers (the Goulet family). Her first novel “A Grandmother Begins the Story” was published in May 2023 and is a finalist for the Writers Trust Atwood-Gibson Award for Fiction. She is the author of two books of nonfiction, “Approaching Fire” and “Scratching River,” and one book of poetry, “Inquiries.” She’s been living in Newfoundland and Labrador for fifteen years and teaches creative writing at Memorial University. She’s originally from the Métis Homeland and grew up in Alberta. She’s a member of the Manitoba Métis Federation, where her ancestors are from.


Times and Locations

November 25, 2023

10:00 am