We are bursting with excitement to welcome world renowned storyteller Ivan Coyote to our Branch!  They are a staff favourite and we know that you will enjoy their disarming charm and humour as well.

Arrive early to get a good seat.  Get a free ticket via Eventbrite, or call the library to make sure you get in.

Ivan Coyote is the award-winning author of twelve books, the creator of four short films, and has released three albums that combine storytelling with music. Ivan is a seasoned stage performer, and over the last twenty-five years has become an audience favourite at storytelling, writer’s, film, poetry, and folk music festivals from Anchorage to Australia.

The Globe and Mail newspaper called Coyote “a natural-born storyteller” and the Ottawa Xpress once said that “Coyote is to Canadian literature what kd lang is to country music: a beautifully odd fixture.”

Ivan often grapples with the complex and intensely personal issues of gender identity in their work, as well as topics such as family, class, social justice and queer liberation, but always with a generous heart, a quick wit, and the nuanced and finely-honed timing of a gifted storyteller. Ivan’s stories remind of us of our own fallible and imperfect humanity while at the same time inspiring us to change the world.

Ivan’s 12th book, Rebent Sinner was released in October 2019, by Arsenal Pulp Press.

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