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Welcome / Bienvenue
This is a gallery of work specially created for #ThinAir2022. Spend time with writers you love, and discover some new favourites! Ceci est une galerie de travaux spécialement créée pour #ThinAir2022. Passez du temps avec des écrivains que vous aimez et découvrez de nouveaux favoris!
Darcy Tamayose is a writer, graphic designer, and PhD student. Her work, which includes the novel, Odori, and youth fiction book, Katie Be Quiet, received the Canada-Japan Literary Award, and has been shortlisted for both the Alberta Writer’s Guild Georges Bugnet Award and Foreword Indie Juvenile Award. Born and raised in the prairie landscape of southern Alberta, Tamayose lives there today surrounded by daughter, family, and friends.
Interview / Entrevue
As a child I read a lot of comic books—mostly at the homes of family and friends, and in the waiting rooms of dentists and doctors. Though I didn’t hide the reading of comic books, I thought they were more for fun rather than “getting good grades in school”. Now as a writer, graphic designer, and a grad student I know that comic books were a gateway to my trade and contribute to my interest in the graphic novelization of academic projects.
One of my favourite lines is from a poem by Czeslaw Milosz called “Secretaries”:
"I am no more than a secretary of the invisible thing… "
I like a clean desk.
Did I do my homework?
Pilgrimage to the island of Kudaka in the Ryukyus—walk along the beach, watch/listen to the sea.
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.