MEET THE WRITERS | Kim Senklip Harvey
During this pause in our programming due to COVID-19, we'd like to introduce the fabulous writers who are currently developing new works for young audiences with us!
Meet Kim Senklip Harvey!
Kim Senklip Harvey is a proud Syilx and Tsilhqot’in Nation member with Ancestral ties to the Dakelh, Secwepemc and Ktunaxa communities. She is an Indigenous Theorist, Cultural Evolutionist and storyteller whose work focuses on the ignition of Indigenous power and innovating methodological processes with artistic sovereignty to create joy centered narratives that nourish the spirits of peoples oppressed by the imperial state. Kim creates artistic ceremonies to protect and evolve Indigenous cultures and believes that stories are the most powerful tool we have to provide every organism the opportunity to live peacefully. Kim is currently working on a tv adaptation of her award-winning play Kamloopa, she is completing her first book entitled Interiors: Love Stories from a Salish Plateau Dirtbag and is in the creation of her next artistic ceremony Break Horizons: A Rocking Indigenous Justice Ceremony. She is in her final year of her Masters in Creative Writing at the University of Victoria and all of her work is with respect to her Ancestors and for the future generations, whom we owe so much.
Kim is currently developing The Mystics, new story for elementary school-aged young people.
Read about The Mystics on Kim's website here.
We will be highlighting each playwright we're currently working with throughout the month, but if you're eager to learn more now, click here.
March 18, 2021