14. Phoenix Gets Greater - The FOLD

14. Phoenix Gets Greater

Ages 9+

Session Description

Phoenix Gets Greater

In conversation with Joshua Whitehead, Marty Wilson-Trudeau and Phoenix Wilson will talk about writing their picture book, Phoenix Gets Greater. They’ll also touch on what it means to be Two Spirit/Niizh Manidoowag and the importance of sharing their Anishinaabe culture.

For ages 9+

 

Registration

This session and all 2022 FOLD Kids Book Fest virtual sessions will be made available on-demand until December 12 with a virtual pass. Educators who register with a board pass code will continue to have access into the New Year.

Virtual passes are $20 and allow attendees to access our Virtual Clubhouse where you can connect with exhibitors, chat with authors and attendees. You can also compete on the leaderboard and participate in our virtual scavenger hunt for the chance to win prizes.

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Featured Speaker(s)

An Indigenous teen with long dark hair, wearing a black toque.
Phoenix Wilson
Bio
An Anishinaabeg woman with dark hair, wearing a baseball cap.
Marty Wilson-Trudeau
Bio
A two-spirit Indigenous individual with long hair and a goatee, leaning against a stone wall.
Joshua Whitehead
Bio
An Indigenous teen with long dark hair, wearing a black toque.

Phoenix Wilson

Phoenix Wilson is 16 years old and the co-writer of Phoenix Gets Greater, a story he is so grateful to be sharing.

An Anishinaabeg woman with dark hair, wearing a baseball cap.

Marty Wilson-Trudeau

Marty Wilson-Trudeau is the co-author of the book Phoenix Gets Greater along with her son Phoenix. She is an art/drama secondary teacher in Sudbury, Ontario.

A two-spirit Indigenous individual with long hair and a goatee, leaning against a stone wall.

Joshua Whitehead

Joshua Whitehead is an Oji-nêhiyaw, Two-Spirit member of Peguis First Nation (Treaty 1). He is the author of full-metal indigiqueer, Jonny Appleseed, and Making Love with the Land as well as the editor of Love after the End: an Anthology of Two-Spirit and Indigiqueer Speculative Fiction. Currently, Whitehead teaches at the University of Calgary as an Assistant Professor of English and International Indigenous Studies.

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