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This is a gallery of work specially created for #ThinAir2023. Spend time with writers you love, and discover some new favourites! Ceci est une galerie de travaux spécialement créée pour #ThinAir2023. Passez du temps avec des écrivains que vous aimez et découvrez de nouveaux favoris!
Josiah Neufeld’s journalistic memoir The Temple at the End of the Universe (House of Anansi) about religion and spirituality in the Anthropocene was published in June, 2023.
Josiah grew up in Burkina Faso and now lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Treaty 1 territory and homeland of the Métis nation. He holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of British Columbia.
His personal essays and long-form journalism on religion, activism, climate change, parenting, and Burkina Faso have appeared in The Globe & Mail, The Walrus, Broadview, Utne Reader, Hazlitt, Eighteen Bridges, Plough Quarterly, Quill & Quire, The Vancouver Sun, The Ottawa Citizen, and Geez.
Two of his essays were finalists for National Magazine Awards.
His short fiction has appeared in The Walrus, Prairie Fire, and The New Quarterly.
Interview / Entrevue
The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier. My teacher recommended it to me. I’d never read a book with so much swearing, such explicit articulations of what goes on in an adolescent boy’s head. It was thrilling.
“My grandfather’s grave turned into the light, and the dew on his weedy little mortality patch was glorious.” – Marilynne Robinson, Gilead
Clean desk. I have to organize my surroundings in order to organize my thoughts.
What crucial life lesson have I forgotten to teach my children?
Winnipeg is located in Treaty One territory, the traditional lands of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene Peoples, and the homeland of the Métis Nation. THIN AIR, the annual celebration produced by the Winnipeg International Writers Festival, strives to honour the First People’s rich tradition of sharing stories as the ground for building genuine community and restoring right relations.
Winnipeg est située sur le territoire du Traité n ° 1, sur les terres traditionnelles des peuples Anishinaabeg, Cris, Oji-Cri, Dakota et Dene, ainsi que sur la patrie de la Nation métisse. THIN AIR, la célébration annuelle produite par le Winnipeg International Writers Festival, s’efforce d’honorer la riche tradition de partage d’histoires des Premiers Peuples comme base pour bâtir une communauté authentique et rétablir de bonnes relations.