Sat Mar 5 at 1 PM — watch on Facebook @HeritageFestivalYXE
Lisa Bird-Wilson will read from her new book, Probably Ruby, and discuss the book’s central themes of adoption, Indigeneity, and identity. Ruby is a complex character possessed of devastating honesty and a tremendous laugh: one who refuses easy redemption. “In turns raw, tender, funny, despairing and hopeful, Probably Ruby tells a story that needs hearing.” (Michelle Good, author of Five Little Indians).
Lisa Bird-Wilson is a Métis and nêhiyaw writer whose work appears in literary magazines and anthologies across Canada. Her fiction book, Just Pretending, was a finalist for the national Danuta Gleed Literary Awardand won four Saskatchewan Book Awards, including 2014 Book of the Year. Her new novel, Probably Ruby, is published in Canada by Doubleday and in the USA by Hogarth/Random House. She lives in Saskatoon and works as the Executive Director of the Gabriel Dumont Institute.