Gwen Benaway will be in Aurora on October 11th to talk about her new poetry collection, Passage. ‘Traveling to Northern Ontario and across the Great Lakes, Passage is a poetic voyage through divorce, family violence, legacy of colonization, and the affirmation of a new sexuality and gender.’
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Gwen Benaway is of Anishinaabe and Métis descent. She has published two collections of poetry, Ceremonies for the Dead and Passage, and her third collection, What I Want is Not What I Hope For, is forthcoming in 2018. A Two-Spirited Trans poet, she has been described as the spiritual love child of Tomson Highway and Anne Sexton. In 2015, she was the recipient of the inaugural Speaker’s Award for a Young Author and in 2016 she received a Dayne Ogilvie Honour of Distinction for Emerging Queer Authors from the Writers’ Trust of Canada.
Brock Weir has been editor of The Auroran Newspaper for over six years and has worked for news outlets ranging Newmarket, to Ottawa, to Kigali, Rwanda. He holds a Bachelor of Journalism degree from Carleton University, with a minor specializing in the social history of Canada.