Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Garry Gottfriedson this Saturday night



Garry Gottfriedson will be in Vancouver launching his new children's book, Jimmy Tames Horses, on Saturday night.
Kegedonce Books & AWCWC presents: 
book launch & literary celebration
  7 to 9 pm 
Saturday June 9, 2012
Rhizome Cafe ~ 317 East Broadway, Vancouver, BC

Garry Gottfriedson,  Jimmy Tames Horses
Celu Amberstone, The Dreamer's Legacy*
David Campbell, Songmaker
and a variety of performers from the Aboriginal Writers Collective West Coast


         *more about Celu & her forthcoming novel here...

Jimmy Tames Horses is a story about a little boy  from the city who is trying to fit in with his cousins who have always lived on the Kamloops Indian Reserve and his feelings of being left out. Throughout the course of a summer Jimmy works with a colt, overcoming initial fears and eventually becomes a famous horse tamer.

Garry's Books:
Jimmy Tames Horses (children's, Kegedonce, 2012)
Skin Like Mine (poetry, Ronsdale, 2010)
Whiskey Bullets (poetry, Ronsdale, 2006)
Painted Pony (children's, PiP, 2005)
Glass Teepee (poetry, Thistledown Press, 2002)
100 Years of Contact (Secwepemc Cultural Education Society, 1990)



"When I'm problem solving I ride, and when I problem solve then a line of poetry would come to me," Gottfriedson said. "So I'd remember that line, take it home and just write it in a book. And that's where my poems come from."~ CBC Books











 You can also see Garry at the upcoming ALECC Biennial Conference in August, Space + Memory = Place

            Three part reading (presented in reverse order):


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Garry 3.pThe Hearthside Hearings Presents: Garry Gottfriedson Pt3s

Recorded as a part of the Niagara Literary Arts Festival 2011
We were honored to host Canadian Poet Garry Gottfriedson on two occasions during the...

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The Hearthside Hearings Presents: Garry Gottfriedson Pt2

Recorded as a part of the Niagara Literary Arts Festival 2011
We were honored to host Canadian Poet Garry Gottfriedson on two occasions during the...
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The Hearthside Hearings Presents: Garry Gottfriedson Pt1

Recorded as a part of the Niagara Literary Arts Festival 2011
We were honored to host Canadian Poet Garry Gottfriedson on two occasions during the...




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image source, Garry Gottfriedson via article, Riding & Writing, Cowboy Life 

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Garry Gottfriedson reads his poem Deafness. Excerpted from the instructional material for the TRU - Open Learning course ENGL 103: Composition and Indigenous Literatures in Canada II. Course description here: http://www.tru.ca/distance/courses/engl103.html.

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A discussion of the Poetry of Mary Augusta Tappage and a comparison of the Shuswap language with European languages.
Excerpted from the instructional material for the TRU - Open Learning course ENGL 103: Composition and Indigenous Literatures in Canada II. Course description here: http://www.tru.ca/distance/courses/engl103.html.

vid3: Uploaded by on Oct 15, 2010
Secwepemc poet, author, storyteller, Garry Gottfriedson shares the symbolism behind cutting his hair and the challenge Aboriginals face trying to adapt to mainstream society.
He shared these thoughts on Oct. 14, 2010 during a visit to Thompson Rivers University.

 Niagara Literary Arts Festival links: http://www.youtube.com/user/viperinatree

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