Reading workshop by Rebecca Thomas
Sunday October 14, 2018  3pm - 5pm (2 Hours )
Literary Workshop / Class Fundraiser / Charity

The Annapolis Region Community Arts Council (ARCAC), in partnership with St. George and St. Andrew United Church, invites you to attend a writing workshop and reading by Rebecca Thomas, the former Poet Laureate of Halifax. She will also discuss her work, including the powerful "Not Perfect”, a poem that prompted the Halifax council to revisit the issue of renaming Cornwallis Street and removing the statue of Cornwallis in the south end.
Rebecca Thomas is a Mi’kmaq poet and activist. Her skills at poetry and persuasion get people to listen to her messages but her ultimate goal is to make Canada a better place for her Indige-nous community. Rebecca has captained Halifax Slam Poetry three years in a row, taking the team to the semi-finals in 2016. She has performed with the musical group, A Tribe Called Red, and has spoken and lectured at conferences and coffee houses from coast to coast. With family roots in the Lennox Island First Nation, Rebecca also has written books for children about growing up the child of a residential school survivor. She has written for the CBC and the Washington Post, among others. Rebecca works as the Indigenous Supports Advisor for the Nova Scotia Community College. She is excited about upcoming collaborative programming with the Kitchener/Waterloo Symphony and Symphony Nova Scotia.


St. George & St. Andrew United Church
401 St. George Street
Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia

(902) 532-5581

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St. George & St. Andrew United Church (902) 532-5581 401 St. George Street Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia B0S 1A0