An Evening with Wendy Wickwire and Meenal Shrivastava
7 p.m. Shoal Centre, 10030 Resthaven Drive, Sidney, B.C.
Tickets $10 (including refreshments) are available online and at Tanner’s Books. A package of tickets to all three events in the Spring 2020 Reading Series are available for $20 at Tanner’s Books only. All proceeds from ticket sales will go to support the 2021 Sidney and Peninsula Literary Festival.
About the Authors
Wendy Wickwire (professor emerita of History, University of Victoria) is the author of numerous award-winning books and articles. Her current book, a biography of Indigenous rights activist, James Teit (At the Bridge: James Teit and an Anthropology of Belonging) has received high praise from reviewers, all of whom describe it as a “must-read” page-turner and one of the most important books on BC’s history to appear in years. Wickwire’s earlier books include the following: Stein: The Way of the River (with Michael M’Gonigle), Nature Power: In the Spirit of an Okanagan Storyteller (with Harry Robinson); Write It On Your Heart: The Epic World of an Okanagan Storyteller (with Harry Robinson); and Living By Stories: A Journey of Landscape and Memory (with Harry Robinson). She also co-edited (with Michael M’Gonigle) a Canadian war diary entitled Victory Harvest: Diary of a Canadian in the Women’s Land Army, 1940-1944. Wickwire lives in Saanichton, B.C. with her writer/activist partner, Michael M’Gonigle.
Born in Jaipur, Meenal Shrivastava now lives in North Saanich, British Columbia where she is a writer and a professor of political economy and global studies at Athabasca University. Shrivastava regularly speaks on the erasure of women in historical narratives and the global history of feminism. Currently, aside from serving on professional boards, she is a member of the Shastri Indo-Canadian Association. In Amma’s Daughters, her first work of creative non-fiction, Shrivastava weaves together interviews, her mother and grandmother’s writings, and archival research to tell the story of her remarkable family.