June is Canada’s Aboriginal History Month and as part of the celebrations Minister Carolyn Bennett and Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) have invited Canadians to participate in their second annual Indigenous Book Club.
Team Damoff is reading Motorcycles and Sweetgrass, a novel by Drew Hayden Taylor that weaves a story of magic, the bonds of family and a mysterious stranger that appears one day in a sleepy Anishnawbe community. I invite you to read Motorcycles and Sweetgrass along with myself and my team and participate in a group discussion about the book, its themes and lessons with the author on July 12 from 7:00 – 8:30pm at Tansley Woods Library in Burlington.
Motorcycles and Sweetgrass is available in print at both the Oakville and Burlington Public Libraries. To RSVP for this special evening with Drew Hayden Taylor, please click here.
About the Author
Drew Hayden Taylor was born and raised on the Curve Lake First Nation (Anishnawbe) in Central Ontario. A writer for over twenty years, he has done everything from performing stand-up at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., to a proud stint as Artistic Director of Canada’s premier Native theatre company, Native Earth Performing Arts. Dew has written in practically every medium available, including television, documentaries, theatre, short stories and essays. He enjoys spreading the gospel of Native literature. Motorcycles & Sweetgrass is Drew’s first novel for adults. Currently, he is juggling two new plays, a television series and a collection of essays.