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Adapting Traditional Stories into Mainstream Literature

Digital Event
January 4, 2023: 7:00 pm

Indigenous people have shared stories to pass down knowledge, ways of living, traditions, and ceremonies for thousands of years. Author David A. Robertson examines his middle grade fiction fantasy novels, The Misewa Saga, and discusses what role traditional stories played in the development of the series. He explains how he honored the richness, intent, and themes of those original stories.

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About David Robertson

David robertson smiles wearing black glasses and a black tshirt
Credit – Amber Green

David A. Robertson (he, him, his) was the 2021 recipient of the Writers’ Union of Canada Freedom to Read Award. He is the author of numerous books for young readers, a two-time winner of the Governor General’s Literary Award, and host of the podcast Kíwew. He is a member of Norway House Cree Nation and currently lives in Winnipeg.


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January 4, 2023
7:00 pm
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Norwich Public Library
368 Main St
Norwich, VT 05055 United States
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Lucinda Walker
(802) 649-1184