About this Event
Bestselling author Waubgeshig Rice discusses his hotly anticipated new novel, which returns us to the world first explored in his breakout bestseller Moon of the Crusted Snow.
picks up over a decade after a mysterious cataclysm caused a permanent blackout that toppled infrastructure and thrust the world into anarchy. Evan Whitesky led his community in remote northern Ontario off the rez and into the bush, where they've been living off the land, rekindling their Anishinaabe traditions in total isolation from the outside world. Evan’s people are in some ways stronger than ever, but resources in and around their new settlement are beginning to dry up, and the elders warn that they cannot afford to stay indefinitely.
Evan and his fifteen-year-old daughter, Nangohns, are elected to lead a small scouting party on a months-long trip to their traditional home on the north shore of Lake Huron—to seek new beginnings, and discover what kind of life—and what dangers—still exist in the lands to the south.
Waubgeshig Rice talks about Moon of the Turning Leaves, a brooding story of survival, resilience, Indigenous identity, and rebirth.
Q&A and book signing to follow. Books available for purchase.
Ticket registration for this event is required: Free tickets for this event will be available to book via Eventbrite beginning on October 4 at 9:00am ET.
About this event’s guests:
This event is part of our signature Salon Series, where we host local and international authors, artists and thinkers in conversation about their new books and big ideas.
It is also part of our Indigenous Celebrations series, generously supported by TD Bank Group, through the TD Ready Commitment.
Note: This is an in-person event at The Bram and Bluma Appel Salon, the premiere event space for Toronto Public Library's cultural and heritage programming located on the second floor of the Toronto Reference Library (789 Yonge Street).
Arrive early, meet people. The talk starts at 7pm, but doors open at 6pm. Come early so you can chat with your fellow literature lovers, and make new friends. As with all Appel Salon events, we'll have a cash bar with a selection of beer and wine, as well as sandwiches and snacks.
Tickets are only guaranteed until 15 minutes before the show starts, at which point we will start opening up available spots to the rush line.
Accessibility at Toronto Public Library:
Toronto Public Library is committed to accessibility. Please call or email us if you are Deaf or have a disability and would like to request accommodation to participate in this program. Please let us know as far in advance as possible and we will do our best to meet your request. At least three weeks’ notice is preferred. Phone 416-393-7099 or email [email protected].
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Bram and Bluma Appel Salon, 789 Yonge Street, Toronto, Canada