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.
Brandon Aboriginal Literary Festival
Download the Poster
Click here to download the 2011 Brandon Aboriginal Literary Festival promotional poster.
you must learn
to listen, to be alone
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