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The new Centre for Community-Engaged Narrative Arts or CCENA supports community initiatives, priorities and needs, and seeks to collaborate with those communities, in Hamilton and beyond, to work in the service of shared memory, sustainability, and creativity. CCENA hosts regular public events open to all members of the community. One recent event was featured in a recent McMaster Daily News article. For a list of upcoming events, please view the Centre’s website at:  http://ccena.ca/upcoming-events/

CCENA has partnered with Bryan Prince Bookseller to launch a new “Writing Life” event series that will feature a Canadian writer in conversation with a McMaster University PhD candidate. At each event, a guest author will discuss their latest book and specific social and cultural components that inform their work, as well as their life as a writer.

The series’ inaugural guest was Eden Robinson who was in Hamilton to talk about her new novel, Son of a Trickster. Robinson is an award-winning novelist and short-story writer, and is the recipient of the 2016 Writers’ Trust Engel/Findley Award for her body of work. She is a member of the Haisla and Heiltsuk First Nations. Watch a video of the event below.