|Whistler Public Library|
|October 17, 2015 | 11:30 am – 12:30 pm|
With Patti Laboucane-Benson and Kelly Mellings
Metis author Patti Laboucane-Benson and illustrator Kelly Mellings discuss their collaboration on the creation of their graphic novel The Outside Circle. In the story, two Aboriginal brothers surrounded by poverty, drug abuse, and gang violence, try to overcome centuries of historic trauma in very different ways to bring about positive change in their lives. Powerful, courageous, and deeply moving, the graphic novel is drawn from Laboucane-Benson’s twenty years of work and research on healing and reconciliation of gang-affiliated or incarcerated Aboriginal men.