Ivan Coyote: "Care Of: Correspondence, Connections, and Cures"

October 21, 2021 at 6:57pm

Active Voice is pleased to present Western University's Alice Munro Chair in Creativity, Ivan Coyote! Our host for the evening will be Otoniya J Okot Bitek.

Ivan Coyote: "Care Of: Correspondence, Connections, and Cures"

16 March 2021

Please join us for this free and public performance series, which will bring some very exciting and compelling artists right to your own screens at home.

Join writer and storyteller Ivan Coyote as they welcome some of their favourite performers and makers to the virtual stage to share their songs and stories with you in this intimate and compelling investigation into the creative hearts of some of the finest contemporary voices working in their fields today.

This series is brought to you by the Faculty of Arts & Humanities at Western University. Our host will be Ivan Coyote, the Alice Munro Chair of Creativity at Western.


Ivan Coyote is a writer and storyteller. Born and raised in Whitehorse, Yukon, they are the author of 13 books, the creator of four films, six stage shows, and three albums that combine storytelling with music. Coyote’s books have won the ReLit Award, been named a Stonewall Honour Book, been longlisted for Canada Reads, and been shortlisted for the Hilary Weston Prize for non-fiction. In 2017 Ivan was given an honorary Doctor of Laws from Simon Fraser University for their writing and activism. They have toured public schools solo around the world for 17 years now, using the power of a personal story to fight bullying and make schools safer for students, staff and parents. In 2019 Ivan marked 25 years on the road as an international touring storyteller and musician, and released their twelfth book, Rebent Sinner, with Arsenal Pulp Press. Coyote’s stories grapple with the complex and intensely personal topics of gender identity, family, class, and queer liberation, but always with a generous heart, and a quick wit. Coyote is currently serving a two year term as the Alice Munro Chair in Creativity at the University of Western Ontario. Their 13th book Care Of, will be released in June 2021 by McClelland and Stewart.

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