From facilitating international artist residencies in South Africa, Hawaii, India, Belize, the UK and Costa Rica, to being heralded as a YWCA Woman of Distinction in the Arts, the creative endeavors of African-Jamaican d’bi.young anitafrika are globally celebrated. A triple Dora award-winning playwright-performer, dub poet and arts-educator, d’bi is also the creator of the intersectional creative leadership praxis, the Anitafrika Method. She is the founding Artistic Director of the Watah Theatre and the Anitafrika Retreat Centre where she life-coaches artists from around the world. d’bi addresses issues of gender, sexuality, race, class and the human experience through her vast field of artistic knowledge, and is currently writing her first autobiography entitled Memoir of an Ugly Duckling. Join her for an ongoing artist retreat in Costa Rica.
An opening ceremony to mark the official beginning of the Canadian Writers’ Summit will be performed by Whabagoon, an Ojibway Elder of the Lac Seul First Nation. Whabagoon is an Ojibway Elder of the Lac Seul First Nation, a Keeper of Sacred Pipes, active community member, speaker, and a land defender and water protector. Whabagoon’s […]