An evening with Monique Gray Smith and Richard Hebda

Fri, Feb 16, 2018  |  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Sidney & Peninsula Literary Society

SHOAL Activity Centre map
10030 Resthaven Drive

(250) 858-6531

An evening of journeys

SIDNEY – The Sidney & Peninsula Literary Festival Society and Tanner’s Books will cohost

their first reading of the Spring Reading Series on February 16, 2018.

Monique Gray Smith’s book, Speaking Our Truth: A Journey of Reconciliation, explores how

Canada’s relationship with Indigenous people has suffered as a result of the Residential School

system and the lack of understanding of the historical and current impact of those schools. She

will share her journey toward truth and reconciliation though her readings and stories.

The other journey was that of a young man who set out to travel through the mountains three

hundred years ago. When his remains were discovered, First Nations elders called the discovery

Kwädąy Dän Ts’ìnchį (Long Ago Person Found). Richard Hebda’s book, Kwädąy Dän Ts’ìnchį:

Long Ago Person Found is a portrait of the man and his world, and explores how diverse ways

of knowing can complement each other to provide a new understanding of our complex histories.

Event information:

Friday, Feb. 16 at the Shoal Centre in Sidney, 10030 Resthaven Drive, at 7 p.m. (doors open at


Tickets are $10 at Tanner’s Books or online

A reading series package of three tickets for the price of two will be available at Tanner’s.

All proceeds from ticket sales will go to support the 2019 Sidney and Peninsula Literary


*For further information, please contact Janet Daines at

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