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Victoria Freeman

Photo: Mark Fawcett 2019

Victoria Freeman is a Canadian author, theatre artist, educator and public historian. She was born in Ottawa and attended the University of Toronto, where she received her PhD in History in 2010. She is a lecturer in Indigenous History at York University in Toronto. Her first book, Distant Relations: How My Ancestors Colonized North America, was shortlisted for the 2000 Writers’ Trust Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing. Her second book, A World Without Martha: A Memoir of Sisters, Disability, and Difference, about her experience as a sibling of a child institutionalized for having an intellectual disability, was released by UBC Press on October 1, 2019. She has co-written two plays, The Talking Treaties Spectacle, with Ange Loft of Jumblies Theatre, and Birds Make Me Think About Freedom, with L'Arche Toronto Sol Express; the latter won a Patron's Pick award at the 2018 Toronto Fringe Festival. With lead artist Ange Loft of Jumblies Theatre, she also co-wrote three video scripts for By These Presents: "Purchasing" Toronto, an art installation at the 2019 Toronto Biennial of Art.

Phone number:
c/o Writers' Union of Canada

Publications

A World without Martha: A Memoir of Sisters, Disability, and Difference. Purich Press, an imprint of UBC Press, 2019
Distant Relations: How My Ancestors Colonized North America. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 2000.

Awards

Finalist: Writers' Trust Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing for Distant Relations: How My Ancestors Colonized North America.
Eligible for National Public Readings Program :
Yes

WITS

Presentation Length:
flexible
Genre:
Non-Fiction / Memoir
Grades:
6-12
Audience size:
flexible
Northern OAC WITS:
No
One session:
$200
Two sessions:
$225
Three sessions:
$300
Four sessions:
$400
One session:
$100
Two sessions:
$125
Three sessions:
$150
Four sessions:
$250
GST:
GST not applicable