Ivan Coyote's Author Visit September 28, 2017 Huron University College is delighted to invite students, faculty and members of the broader Western University and London communities to welcome award-winning author, performer, and storyteller Ivan Coyote to our campus. As a part of Huron’s community reading program, Huron1Read, Ivan will join us on campus for a full and engaging day of dialogue and performance. Public Performance, Q & A, and Book Signing: Thursday, September 28th (2:00 – 3:30pm) The Kingsmill Room, Huron University College About Gender Failure Co-authored by Ivan Coyote and Rae Spoon, this year’s Huron1Read, Gender Failure, is a book that grapples with the complex and intensely personal issues of gender identity. Join us for a dialogue-filled day at Huron as we come together to listen and learn from Ivan, and discuss topics raised in the 2017-18 Huron1Read book (e.g., family, class, social justice, and queer liberation). About Ivan Coyote Ivan Coyote is the award-winning author of eleven books, the creator of four short films, and has released three albums that combine storytelling with music. Ivan is a seasoned stage performer and long-time road dog, and over the last two decades has become an audience favourite at storytelling, writer's, film, poetry, and folk music festivals from Anchorage to Amsterdam. The Globe and Mail newspaper called Coyote "a natural-born storyteller" and the Ottawa Xpress once said that "Coyote is to Canadian literature what kd lang is to country music: a beautifully odd fixture." Ivan often grapples with the complex and intensely personal issues of gender identity in their work, as well as topics such as family, class, social justice and queer liberation, but always with a generous heart, a quick wit, and the nuanced and finely-honed timing of a gifted raconteur. Ivan's stories remind of us of our own fallible and imperfect humanity while at the same time inspiring us to change the world.