Staging the Past: Residential Schools and Indian Hospitals
In his best-seller Medicine Unbundled, Gary Geddes journeys through the dark history and painful legacy of segregated Indian hospitals. The Resumption of Play dramatizes the trauma of Canada’s Indian Residential Schools. In this dramatic reading and presentation, Gary draws from both histories to present a compelling account of broken promises, as well as redemptive Indigenous resilience and humour. Gary Geddes has written and edited 50 books of poetry, fiction, drama, nonfiction, and won several national and international literary awards, including the Commonwealth Poetry Prize and the Lt. Governor's Award for Literary Excellence. His work has been dramatized across Canada. He lives on Thetis Island, BC.
- Millennium Library
- Thursday, November 8, 2018
- 7:30PM - 8:30PM
- Carol Shields Auditorium
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