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Reading with Ti’yuqtunat (Courtney Defriend) – May 11



    Tuesday May 11th, 5-6 pm

    FREE Online book reading!

    ASL and captioning available

    Draw for a free book! Five to give away in total

    A pop-up reading by Ti’yuqtunat (Courtney Defriend) of her poem/book “If Instead Of A Person”

    Come and join us for another pop-up reading, this time by author Ti’yuqtunat (Courtney Defriend) of her poem/book “If Instead Of A Person”, on Tuesday May 11th. The author will be joining us, and all ages are welcome, ASL and captioning through REV will be available. We will also be hosting a random draw for all attendees, and will be giving out three books at this free online event!

    If Instead of A Person imaginatively explores the wisdom to be learned from living as a tree. Using child-friendly rhyming verse, Courtney Defriend thoughtfully ponders a tree’s steadfast connection and vital contribution to life on earth. Reinforced by Terra Mar’s powerful illustrations, If Instead of A Person invites readers to become change agents that respect the interconnectedness of nature and humanity.

    The book can be purchased from Peppermint Toast Publishing, where partial proceeds will go to Tillicum Lelum Aboriginal Friendship Centre


    About the author:

    “I am passionate about working with people, particularly in Indigenous communities. My background is in child and youth care, leadership, and conflict resolution. I deeply value the traditional wealth of culture of the first peoples on Vancouver Island. My current work is with First Nation’s Health Authority in the area of mental wellness. I love to write children’s poetry. Additionally, I hope to prevent hardships through education and teach little people the amount of potential they have through my writing. If Instead of a Person is my first book.”

    This event is part of our Social Groups series funded by the Canadian Red Cross and Economic and Social Development Canada. We’re very excited to have Courtney join us and we hope you can make it!

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