The Book Drunkard Literary Festival

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Attendees joined us for a fabulous evening with powerhouse duo, Bianca Marais and Michelle Good as they discussed the bestselling and multi-award-winning Five Little Indians.

Michelle Good is a Cree writer and a member of the Red Pheasant Cree Nation in Saskatchewan. After working for Indigenous organizations for twenty-five years she obtained a law degree and advocated for residential school survivors for over fourteen years. Good earned a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia while still practising law and managing her own law firm. Her poems, short stories, and essays have been published in magazines and anthologies across Canada, and her poetry was included on two lists of the best Canadian poetry in 2016 and 2017. Michelle Good now lives and writes in the southern interior of British Columbia.

Bianca Marais is our all-star interviewer and a fan favorite from our 2020 festival! Bianca is the author of the beloved Hum If You Don’t Know the Words and If You Want to Make God Laugh. She holds a certificate in creative writing from the University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Studies, where she teaches creative writing. Originally From South Africa, she now resides in Toronto with her husband.

Taken from their families when they are very small and sent to a remote, church-run residential school, Kenny, Lucy, Clara, Howie and Maisie are barely out of childhood when they are finally released after years of detention. Five Little Indians chronicles the desperate quest of these residential school survivors to come to terms with their past and, ultimately, find a way forward, in compassionate and insightful prose that has taken the literary world by storm.

Winner of the Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction, Amazon first Novels Award, Kobo Emerging Author Prize, Finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, Atwood Gibson Writers Trust Prize, BC & Yukon Book Prize, Shortlisted for the Indigenous Voices Award, National Bestseller, Globe and Mail Top 100 Book of the Year, a CBC Best Book of the Year, and an Apple, Kobo and Indigo Best Book of the Year.

Powerhouse Michelle Good joined Blue Heron Books veteran interviewer Bianca Marias at 7pm on November 4th for an evening of insightful conversation. This was one event attendees didn’t want to miss!


Tickets included a copy of Five Little Indians.

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