We regret to announce the cancellation of the 3rd biennial OGAMAS Brandon Aboriginal Literacy Festival which was scheduled to take place at Brandon University on November 24 - 26, 2011.

We hope to remount the festival in 2012, and will be posting updates here on our website when they become available.

Thanks so much for your interest and support, and apologies for any inconveniences and disappointments.

Welcome

Brandon University is delighted to announce the third bi-annual OGAMAS Aboriginal Literary Festival to take place at Brandon University on the weekend of November 24-26, 2011.

Admission to all events at the Festival, except the Social and Gala Reading on Saturday evening, will be free. Free refreshments will be served at all coffee breaks and evening receptions. (Admission to the Social and Gala Reading will be $10 at the door or in advance at Campus Books).

Brandon University is a small liberal arts university in Southwestern Manitoba. We have strong Aboriginal programs in Native Studies, Aboriginal Visual Arts, Education, and Counselling. A third of our student population is Aboriginal. We are proud to be the home of Canada’s premiere national Aboriginal Literary Festival.

Comments from the inaugural Festival in 2007

"Just while the spirit of the event is still so strong in me, a note to say 1,000 thank yous for a tremendous wonderful job and for encouraging me to come. I learned so much, enjoyed myself greatly. I was so impressed with all the effort and grace and intelligence with which the event took place, thanks to you and to your incredible team of helpers. Please thank the great Roberta for me for lovely Volunteer Hospitality coordination. I know everyone else who attended will tell you what a wonderful thing you have done, too. C'est tout, get some rest."
--Gail Scott

Brandon Aboriginal Literary Festival

Brandon Aboriginal Literary Festival 2011 Poster
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Click here to download the 2011 Brandon Aboriginal Literary Festival promotional poster.

Randy Lundy

you must learn
to listen, to be alone

only then
will you bed down with the deer
to sleep in the long, deep grass
wrapped in the warmth
of slender bodies
of slow-moving breath

each time you awaken with the dawn
stars and moon fading memories
the deer will be gone

all day you carry with you
the sound of their sleeping

the howling song of coyotes
the common dream
that binds you

For more information contact:

Joanne Villeneuve, BU Communications Officer
communications@brandonu.ca
(204) 727-9762 (tel) (204) 728-7340 (fax)

Brandon University Faculty of Arts Office
mahoney@brandonu.ca
(204) 727-9790 (tel) (204) 726-0473 (fax)