Scrivener's Monthly: Dory Nason Talking About Pauline Johnson and Indigenous Feminist Performance

Dec 9, 2015

Talk, Screening


Grand Luxe Hall, Western Front


7:00 p.m.


This iteration of Scrivener’s Monthly featured a talk by Dory Nason that focused on the work and legacy of writer E. Pauline Johnson in relation to ongoing Indigenous feminist performance, writing, and activism. Nason’s talk was followed by a conversation with Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers and a screening of her short film A Red Girl’s Reasoning (2012). The evening concluded with a spoken word performance by JB the First Lady of a new work titled “I Am the Land.”

Scrivener’s Monthly was a series of public presentations that explored the space between material practices and spoken words. Set alongside exhibitions at Western Front, this experiment in “not publishing” involved readings, performances, and other articulations.

Video documentation of this event is available upon request.


Western Front is a non-profit
artist-run centre in Vancouver.

We acknowledge the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations as traditional owners of the land upon which Western Front stands.