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Edmonton | Kaitlyn Purcell ʔbédayine Book Launch & Reading

  • The Nook Cafe 10153 97 Street Northwest Edmonton, AB, T5J 0L4 Canada (map)

Join us for a Metatron Press & Glass Bookshop collab book launch and reading at The Nook Café. We will be celebrating the launch of Kaitlyn Purcell's ʔbédayine, her Metatron Prize-winning debut novella!

☾ Kaitlyn Purcell (Edmonton) ☾
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In Edmonton, Ronnie learns what it is to be a young Indigenous woman, almost-alone in the city; unable to hear herself over its noise, see through the glare of its lights to find the ground beneath her feet. Stories of addiction, self-discovery, and the love of a good friend come together to form ʔbédayine, Kaitlyn Purcell's breathtaking debut.

KAITLYN PURCELL is an artist, poet, storyteller, and scholar. She is a proud member of Smith’s Landing First Nation, and the Writing Revolution in Place creative research collective. She is a PhD student at the University of Calgary studying Indigenous Literatures, Creative Writing, and Community-Based Learning. Her work is inspired by her experiences as a troubled adolescent in Edmonton, detached from her Dene roots. She has won numerous awards for her creative work, such as the Metatron Prize for Rising Authors (2018), the Alberta Foundation for the Arts Young Artist Prize (2017) and the Stephen Kapalka Memorial Prize in Creating Writing (2015).

METATRON PRESS is a literary publisher based in Tio’tia:ke (Montréal, Canada) on unceded Kanien’kehá:ka territory. Since 2014, Metatron has been publishing beautiful first books by noteworthy, up-and-coming authors. Metatron books are cultural artifacts that offer present and future readers access to the thoughts, feelings, triumphs and fears of a new generation of writers. Publishing a few books per year in paperback pocketbooks and e-book format, their catalogue boasts an array of quick-hitting, edgy and spirited poetry and short story collections, novellas, and novels.