Canada’s longest-running dedicated Indigenous publisher, Kegedonce Press, which is based at Neyaashiinigmiing (Cape Croker) and Owen Sound, is celebrating 30 years of publishing beautiful books by Indigenous authors from across the territories of Canada.
To celebrate, the press is hosting a public party at the Grey Roots Museum on Friday, October 13. Kegedonce Press authors D.A. Lockhart and Neal Shannacappo join author, editor, and Kegedonce founder Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm for author readings and a lively conversation about Indigenous books and publishing. Co-host of the Storykeepers Podcast, Jennifer David, will be the guest moderator.
Taking place in the Grey Roots lobby and theatre, the event runs from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Hors d’ouevres and drinks will be catered by Nimishoomis Bison Kitchen from Neyaashiinigmiing. There will be a cash bar with local beer and wine, book sales and author book signings, and ticket holders will receive a swag bag with a free Kegedonce Press book, a 2-for-1 pass to the Grey Roots Museum, and other goodies.
Tickets are available on EventBrite at the ‘Kegedonce Press 30th Anniversary Celebration’ event page. Tickets are $31.15 on Eventbrite or $38 at the door.
Kegedonce Press was founded in 1993 by Anishinaabe writer Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm. The press is committed to the publication of beautifully written and designed Indigenous books, both nationally and internationally. It supports the enterprise of Indigenous writers, artists, graphic illustrators, designers, editors and others in related fields. Kegedonce has published works by some of the most celebrated and widely known Indigenous writers and storytellers across the territories of Canada, including Louise Bernice Halfe, Basil Johnston, Marilyn Dumont, Daniel Health Justice, D.A. Lockhart, Nathan Niigan Noodin Adler, Aaron Paquette, Sharron Proulx-Turner, Gregory Scofield, and Richard Van Camp, among many others.