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Ottawa launch of Lindsay Nixon’s nîtisânak

November 18, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


How do you honour blood and chosen kin with equal care? A groundbreaking memoir spanning nations, prairie punk scenes, and queer love stories, Lindsay Nixon’s nîtisânak is woven around grief over the loss of their mother. It also explores despair and healing through community and family, and being torn apart by the same. Using cyclical narrative techniques and drawing on Nixon’s Cree, Saulteaux, and Métis ancestral teachings, this work offers a compelling perspective on the connections that must be broken and the ones that heal.
Join Lindsay and special guests (TBA!) for a night of readings in honour of the book’s much-anticipated release by Metonymy Press.
LINDSAY NIXON is a Cree-Métis-Saulteaux curator, award-nominated editor, award-nominated writer, and McGill Art History PhD student. They currently hold the position of Editor-at-Large for Canadian Art. Nixon has previously edited mâmawi­-âcimowak, an independent art, art criticism, and literature journal, and their writing has appeared in Malahat Review, Room, GUTS, MICE, esse, Inuit Art Quarterly, Teen Vogue, and other publications. nîtisânak is their first book.
Access Info: Venus Envy is a physically accessible space. We have an automatic door, no steps and a gender inclusive bathroom big enough for most mobility devices.
We use foldable, plastic chairs for our events. We have three softer chairs that we’re happy to reserve if you get in touch with us before the launch.
We do sell some scented products so we’re unfortunately not able to make this a scent-free space. However, we do ask that guests refrain from wearing strongly scented products.
Questions? Comments? Get in touch with us by phone at 613-789-4646 or by email at


November 18, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Venus Envy Ottawa
226 Bank Street
Ottawa, ON K2P 1X1 Canada
(613) 789-4646
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Metonymy Press
438 338 4591