Title: Edinburgh International Book Festival: Innu Poetry from the Canadian Tundra
Date: August 29, 2015
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
Description: When the Book Festival invited three writers from the First Nation Innu people of Northern Canada to present their work in Edinburgh, three Scotland-based poets were invited to work with them. In this collaboration, which will also result in Anna Crowe, Rachel McCrum and J L Williams presenting their poems in Quebec next year, these poets have worked with Joséphine Bacon, Natasha Kanapé Fontaine and Naomi Fontaine to interpret the Innu-aimun verse and text and produce new work in English, comparing experiences of life in countries that are far apart, but on a very similar northern latitude. Come and meet them all.