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.


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

"Once again thanks for the invitation to the Literary Festival, and I tell you, it was one of the highlights of my year. There certainly is an astonishing amount of talent, that you don't realize is out there in the Aboriginal writing world, until you see them all in one place, sharing, reading, and interacting. Take care and please also thank Jill Oman for being such a great host! "
--Sincerely, Erroll Kinistino

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.

Duncan Mercredi

these kids they’re gonna be okay/when they’re ready, they gonna
take us places we never dreamed of/man, the universe is
coming at them/a million miles an hour/incredible dreams
they must have/the worlds they have traveled already/
these young travellers they’ll be okay/
and when they’re ready/the stories they’ll tell us/the
worlds they’ll take us/I can hardly wait

For more information contact:

Joanne Villeneuve, BU Communications Officer
(204) 727-9762 (tel) (204) 728-7340 (fax)

Brandon University Faculty of Arts Office
(204) 727-9790 (tel) (204) 726-0473 (fax)