Landspeak Conference 2021 · Closing Performance 1: Poetry Reading
With: Louise Halfe, Gregory Scofield and Cheryl L’Hirondelle
This event is the first of the two closing performances for Landspeak — one on either side of the Atlantic. In this session, two indigenous poets, Gregory Scofield and Louise Bernice Halfe, will read from and discuss their work. The event will be moderated by Cheryl L’Hirondelle.
These two poets are among the most acclaimed Indigenous writers of Turtle Island, and both create poetry that is inspired by their deep knowledge of the Cree language. Métis poet Gregory Scofield often writes about the interplay of land, ancestors and language, and Cree poet Louise Bernice Halfe has often explored the roles of Cree women in history and in the contemporary world. Join us for this celebration of Indigenous poetry and community.