The 8th Annual San Miguel Big Read has announced Joseph Boyden’s award winning novel, Through Black Spruce, will be this years Big Read selection. Over the next few months we’ll all get a chance to learn more about Joseph Boyden and his writing through a series of Big Read events.
Schedule of Events
NOVEMBER 9, 2017, 5:00 PM: Launch of Big Read Programs & Book Group SIGN UP at the San Miguel Literary Sala in Hotel Aldea (Ancha de San Antonio #15).
JANUARY 22 , 2018, 1:00 PM & 7:00 PM: “The Angry Inuk” will be shown at the Teatro Santa Ana (Relox #50). This event is free of charge and open to the public.
JANUARY 29, 2018, 5:00 PM: Panel Discussion focusing on “The Angry Inuk,” issues surrounding cultural appropriation, and Joseph Boyden the writer. The panel will take place at the Hotel Aldea (Ancha de San Antonio #15).
The 8th Annual San Miguel Big Read is a community wide program that includes joining a One-Time Book Group to read and discuss Through Black Spruce. The program also includes special events developed to better acquaint us with Joseph Boyden and his current interests before he gives his keynote address on February 17, 2018 in the Hotel Real de Minas Ballroom.
Joseph Boyden is the author of three award-winning novels. His is known for writing about First Nations Culture. His first novel, Three Day Road, a story of two Cree soldiers serving in the Canadian military during World War I, was inspired by the experiences of Ojibwa Francis Pegahmagabow, the legendary First World War sniper. It won numerous awards and was nominated for the Governor General’s Award. His second novel, Through Black Spruce, follows the story of Will, son of one of the characters in Three Day Road. The Orenda, published in 2013 was his third novel in the Bird Family Trilogy and continued his exploration of the historical and contemporary experiences of First Nations peoples of Northern Ontario.
There are still tickets available to all the San Miguel Writers’ Conference keynote addresses including Joseph Boyden. Individual tickets can be purchased online through our registration site.