In 2016, Residential Schools: With the Words and Images of Survivors won the Golden Oak Award. Now in its 2nd Edition, this comprehensive history of Canada’s Indian Residential School System is also available on iTunes as a deluxe Apple iBook…. Read More ›
Posts on books I or others have written. This category includes book reviews, promotions and downloads.
I’ve been working away these past months at the 2016 Ottawa Book Awards reading list. One of three jurors in the non-fiction category, I drew up my list of finalists this past week, along with my colleagues. I’m pleased to say… Read More ›
Residential Schools: with the Words and Images of Survivors is a finalist for the Golden Oak Award! This award is sponsored by the Ontario Library Association (OLA) and is part of The Forest of Reading, Canada’s largest recreational reading program. Winners will… Read More ›
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Above, l. to r., authors Wayne K. Spear, Constance Brissenden, and Larry Loyie, and Jeff Burnham, President, GoodMinds & Indigenous Education Press Lovely reviews are arriving daily of my latest book, Residential Schools, co-authored with Larry Loyie and editor Constance… Read More ›
Full Circle: the Aboriginal Healing Foundation & the Unfinished Work of Hope, Healing & Reconciliation
An excerpt from my book Full Circle: the Aboriginal Healing Foundation & the Unfinished Work of Hope, Healing & Reconciliation, Chapter 3, “Long-Term Visions & Short-Term Politics.” THE MANDATE of the Aboriginal Healing Foundation was conceived as two related components:… Read More ›
LATER THIS MONTH, I’ll be releasing a special 20th anniversary edition of my 1994 hit collection of stories entitled Real Things Real People Are Really Doing. Available as a download at waynekspear.com—for a limited time only!—this 20th anniversary edition will… Read More ›
GREETINGS, Friends and Comrades. The last two weeks have been on the quiet side, here at this little website of mine. This is not due to any lack of activity, industry or interest. I am busily at work on finishing… Read More ›
A PILLOW BOOK is an open-ended and spontaneous collection of fragments, and as such may include lists, observations, poems, short personal essays and diary entries. A precursor of the genre zuihitsu (random jottings – the more literal meaning to proceed,… Read More ›