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Writer in Residence Reception

You’re invited to a special performance by AU’s new writer in residence

Where do people go, and what do they do, after they die? Athabasca University’s new writer in residence, Tololwa M. Mollel, will touch on this mystery in his January 26 performance of his story From Lands of the Night.

Mollel, an award-winning children’s author, playwright, actor and storyteller, and his 10-year-old co-star Maya Yohani, will both tell and perform this story about a family’s struggle to save their baby boy. From Lands of the Night is directed by respected theatre director Jan Selman and also features God, angels, and the ancestors.

The performance is part of:

Athabasca University’s Writers in Residence

A Reception in Celebration of Athabasca University’s Writer in Residence Program


  • A performance by Tololwa M. Mollel, award-winning children’s author, playwright, actor and storyteller, and AU’s 2011-12 writer in residence
  • Reflections from Joseph Boyden, award-winning novelist and short story writer, and AU’s 2010-11 writer in residence

5:00 – 7:00 p.m., Thursday, January 26, 2012
Expressionz Café, 9938 – 70 Avenue, Edmonton, AB
Food will be served, and attendees are permitted to bring guests.

Seating is limited. Please RSVP by January 19 to Amanda Demko: ademko@athabascau.ca

Students, alumni, faculty, staff, and other members of the AU community with an interest in writing are welcome to attend along with any other writers who are interested in being mentored by Mollel.

For more information about the mentoring services offered by the writer in residence, visit the AU Writer in Residence website.

AU’s 2011-12 Writer in Residence Program is funded by the Canada Council for the Arts, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, and ZoomerMedia.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Date From: 
Thu, 2012-01-26 17:00 - 19:00
Physical Location: 
Expressionz Café, 9938 – 70 Avenue, Edmonton, AB