CreativeMornings Ottawa November 2020: Radical, with Waubgeshig Rice


Any number of words can spring to mind when you hear the word radical.

Radical politics. Radical thinking. Radical candor.

What you don’t hear very often, though? Radical creativity.

But that’s what the speaker for CreativeMornings Ottawa’s November 2020 event embodies – a radical way of thinking about how we combine ideas, disciplines and cultures.

Waubgeshig Rice is a journalist and novelist from Wasauksing First Nation on Georgian Bay. He has written three fiction titles, and his short stories and essays have been published in numerous anthologies.

In his talk for CreativeMornings Waubgeshig will discuss an idea that, for 2020, seems pretty radical: How to quiet your mind and think about a few areas you’re willing to shake things up.

In the process, he’ll also introduce a few more phrases into our vocabulary – like radically kind, radically welcoming and radically profound.

Waubgeshig will pull a few key themes from his most recent novel to illustrate his talk. Moon of the Crusted Snow, a post-apocalyptic novel about a small northern Anishinaabe community.

Waubgeshig graduated from Ryerson University’s journalism program in 2002, and spent most of his journalism career with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation as a video journalist, web writer, producer, and radio host. He left CBC in 2020 to focus on his literary career. He lives in Sudbury, Ontario with his wife and two sons.

The event takes place November 20, 2020 starting at 8:30 a.m.

Tickets for the virtual event are available here on Friday, November 13, 2020.