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Manitoba-born artist Tomson Highway will serve as playwright-in-residence later this month at the University of Manitoba’s Centre for Creative Writing and Oral Culture.
Centre officials announced on Friday that Highway has signed aboard Oct. 18-23. During that time he will be performing, lecturing, visiting classrooms and offering mentorship to students.
He will deliver the Marjorie Ward Lecture in the chapel at St. John’s College on Oct. 21 at 7:30 p.m. The event is free of charge and open to the public.
As well, he will perform live with singer Patricia Cano and saxophonist Neil Watson in The Tomson Highway Cabaret, featuring new songs he has written for a forthcoming play.
These performances are at 2 and 8 p.m. Oct. 23. at Eva Clare Hall, 65 Dafoe Rd. Tickets are $20 and can be reserved by phoning 480-1068.
Also a novelist and pianist, Highway, 58, was born to Cree parents in northern Manitoba. He is best known for his 1989 play, Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing. The student troupe Black Hole Theatre will present the work in November.