Author and illustrator Rene Meshake has announced the launch of his second children’s book Moccasin Creek.
"I am probably the only Ojibwe language speaker in Guelph and the only Aboriginal author and illustrator,” he said. “Moccasin Creek is unique for several reasons: I wrote the story, did the illustrations, did the graphic design and included some Ojibwe language within the English text. We need more Aboriginal publishers in Canada. For now, I will continue to publish independently."
The book will be launched in and around Guelph at:
– Hillside Festival, Saturday July 25 at 1pm;
– Turtle Dove Native Gifts, in St. Jacobs, Aug.2, noon to 5pm; and
– Eden Mills Writers Festival, Sept. 20, (at the Adisokaun stage).