I have been invited to read some of my poetry at the Fertility Festival which will be located at the Summerhill Winery in the Sunny Okanagan. I can picture this event feeling so alive and vibrant. Artists of all genres and the cultural influence of the Okanagan People will invite such an amazing atmosphere for people of all ages! Click on the link for further information. Summer is almost upon us : )
March 8, 2012
Fertility Festival at Summerhill Winery
Nikki Marchand is a member of the Okanagan Indian Band where she was also born and raised. Nikki recently completed the Bachelor of Arts program with a Creative Writing Major. She chooses to write serial prose/poems. Nikki grapples with the dichotomy of tradition and contemporary world views/ways of living. Exposing and searching issues such as loss of identity, and the journey of trying to place ourselves in a world of stereotypes, and beginning a healing path. She is learning her Indigenous language, Nsyilxcen, which adds to the layers of decolonization. Nikki's writing style is not in chronological order and uses a non traditional format (mixture of stanzas, prose, concrete and abstract words/images) to tell her stories as It helps Nikki to move out of a colonial/traditional format of writing. She is interested in appropriating the English language to tell her story of being a mixed race woman. View all posts by okanaganxixutem
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