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Join Ociciwan for a spooky evening of ghost stories in kamâmak nihtâwikihcikan.
Ociciwan will be hosting three local writers to share spooky tales and ghost stories in kamâmak nihtâwikihcikan. Please come dressed for the weather. We encourage everyone to bring their own lawnchairs and blankets to get cozy while listening to our guest presenters. This is a free event. Warm beverages and snacks will be provided.
Remy is a Cree person from Edmonton. They come from an oral tradition of storytellers; their great grandfather was a champion storyteller, and they have continued that tradition in written word. Their story, Hunger, is published in Never Whistle At Night, a dark fiction anthology edited by Shane Hawk and Theo Van Alst.
Jessie Conrad loves to be scared. A horror fan since the early 90s, she started collecting books and oral histories about all things that go bump in the night. She believes that everything has an element of fear, whether it ghosts, ghouls, shapeshifters or the mundane. As first told to her by her grandmother is the context behind the Chipewyan word for Halloween, ‘ʔeyun Dzine.’ This is one of her favorite scary stories, and will be the theme of her talk. When not reading in the dark, Jessie writes speculative fiction. She has been a member of the Audible Indigenous Writers’ Circle since 2022 and published a short story with Great Plains publications in 2012.
Richard Van Camp is a proud Tlicho Dene from Fort Smith, NWT. A recipient of the Order of the NorthWest Territories, Richard has published 27 books these past 27 years in just about every genre. His novel, The Lesser Blessed, and his graphic novel, Three Feathers, with Krystal Mateus are both now feature films. You can visit Richard on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and at his official site: www.richardvancamp.com.