Audible initiative that will elevate the stories and voices of Indigenous peoples in Canada. Until April 30, Audible.ca will be accepting applications for the inaugural Audible Indigenous Writers’ Circle, a six-month mentorship and workshop program for emerging First Nations, Métis and Inuit writers.
Selected participants will partake in three full-day workshops with a group of well-known Indigenous writers from across Canada who will act as mentors – the full list of mentors will be announced at a later date. In a mix of creative and practical sessions, participants will learn a variety of topics to help them not only grow as writers, but as entrepreneurs, learning about the available tools to help fund and promote their works. You can learn more and access the application here.
We are also pleased to announce award-winning Anishinaabe author and journalist Tanya Talaga as our first mentor. She was previously a journalist at the Toronto Star, and is the acclaimed author of Seven Fallen Feathers. In 2020, she debuted her Canadian Audible Original series, Seven Truths, which tells her personal story of the fight for human rights by First Nations peoples, as told through the lens of the Seven Grandfather Teachings that guide Anishinaabe life.