Tenille K. Campbell
Tenille Campbell is a Dene/Metis author and photographer from English River First Nation in Northern Saskatchewan. She completed her MFA in Creative Writing at UBC and is currently starting her fourth year of PhD studies at the University of Saskatchewan, focusing on Indigenous Literature.
She is the owner and artist behind sweetmoon photography, a successful photography business that specializes in photographing Indigenous people. She has published poetry in Sing: Poetry from the Indigenous Americas, and photography in Urban Tribes: Native Americans in the City and Dreaming in Indian. Current creative projects include #KissingIndigenous, a photography series focusing on the act of intimacy within Indigenous couples. She is also the creator of tea&bannock, an online collective blog featuring the photographs and stories of Indigenous women photographers throughout Canada. Storytelling – be it with ink, voice or photographers – is the life for her.
Sunday, July 23
Tenille talks with UMFM's Jesse A. Thistle for At The Edge Of Canada: Indigenous Research.
Click the link to listen to the podcast!
(MP3 file, 29 minutes)
Tenille K. Campbell is the first guest for the new CBC radio podcast "New Fire" with Lisa Charleyboy. In this radio segment she answers interview questions while reading a few poems from her book.
(MP3 file, )
Posted on: Monday, June 11, 2018
Signature Editions has thee titles shortlisted for the 2018 Manitoba Book Awards
We hope to see our Winnipeg peeps at the Manitoba Book Awards this Friday, June 15 to cheer on our 3 shortlisted titles:
Tenille K. Campbell's#IndianLovePoems up for the Mary Scorer Best Book by a Manitoba Publisher
Ted Landrum's Midway Radicals & Archi-Poems up for the Lansdowne Prize for Poetry
Jim Nason's Spirit of a Hundred Thousand Dead Animals up for the Manuela Dias Book Design Award
Awards will be handed out this Friday, June 15 at the Manitoba Book Awards Gala
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM at Robert B. Schultz Lecture Theatre 91 Ralph Campbell Rd., Winnipeg
Tickets available online through eventbrite.ca
Posted on: Friday, May 25, 2018
A big congratulations to Tenille Campbell on her selection as a finalist for the inaugural Emerging Indigenous Voices prizes! And a hearty congratulations to all the deserving finalists.
Posted on: Friday, May 18, 2018
Inaugural Emerging Indigenous Voices award finalists revealed
The finalists for the inaugural Emerging Indigenous Voices prizes have been announced. In its first year, $25,000 will be distributed to winners in seven categories, as selected by jurors Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm, Gregory Scofield, Jean Sioui, and Richard Van Camp. A gala event will take place on May 29 in Regina.
Most Significant Work of Prose in English by an Emerging Indigenous Writer • Carleigh Baker, Bad Endings (Anvil Press)
• Dawn Dumont, Glass Beads (Thistledown Press)
• Aviaq Johnston, Those Who Run in the Sky (Inhabit Media)
• Joanne Robertson, The Water Walker (Second Story Press)
Most Significant Work of Prose in French by an Emerging Indigenous Writer
• Naomie Fontaine, Manikanetish (Memoire d’Encrier)
• J. D. Kurtness, De Vengeance (L’Instant Meme)
Best Unpublished Poetic Piece in French
• Marie-Andrée Gill, “Uashteu”
Most Significant Work in an Alternative Format by an Emerging Indigenous Writer
• Keith Barker, This is How We Got Here (Playwrights Canada)
• Cliff Cardinal, Huff & Stitch (Playwrights Canada Press)
• Mich Cota, Musical Selections o Heather Igloliorte, Sakkijâjuk (Goose Lane Editions)
• Mika Lafond, Nipê Wânîn (Thistledown Press)
Most Significant Work of Poetry in English by an Emerging Indigenous Writer
• Billy-Ray Belcourt, This Wound is a World (Frontenac House)
• Tenille K. Campbell, #IndianLovePoems (Signature Editions)
• Joshua Whitehead, full-metal indigiqueer (Talon Books)
Unpublished Poetic Piece(s) by an Emerging Indigenous Writer
• David Agecoutay, “Poetic Selections”
• Brandi Bird “Two Poems”
• Francine Merasty “Poetry of a Northern Rez Girl”
• Smokii Sumac, “#haikuaday and other poems”
Unpublished Prose Piece by an Emerging Indigenous Writer
• Treena Chambers, “Hair Raizing”
• Elaine McArthur, “Queen Bee”
• Tom Nazbah, “The Hand Trembler”
• Amanda Peters, “Pejipug (Winter Arrives)”
–Quill & Quire May 18, 2018
Posted on: Monday, May 7, 2018
Poet Tenille Campbell and the University of Regina Press were the big winners at this year’s Saskatchewan Book Awards, which took place April 28 in Regina.
Campbell’s debut poetry collection, #IndianLovePoems (Signature Editions), received two awards, as did breathing at dusk by Beth Goobie (Coteau Books).
The University of Regina Press swept all three publishers’ awards, and picked up a scholarly writing prize for Kathleen Carlisle’s Fiery Joe: The Maverick Who Lit Up the West.
Awards for Writers
Regina Public Library Book of the Year Award :
Extended Families by Ven Begamudré (Coteau Books)
Muslims for Peace and Justice Fiction Award :
Glass Beads by Dawn Dumont (Thistledown Press)
University of Saskatchewan Non-Fiction Award :
Islands of Grass by Trevor Herriot; Branimir Gjetvaj, photog. (Coteau)
Rasmussen, Rasmussen & Charowsky Indigenous Peoples’ Writing Award :
#Indian Love Poems by Tenille K. Campbell (Signature Editions)*
O’Reilly Insurance and The Co-operators First Book Award:
#Indian Love Poems by Tenille K. Campbell (Signature)*
Saskatchewan Arts Board Poetry Award :
breathing at dusk by Beth Goobie (Coteau Books)
Children’s Literature Award:
When the Trees Crackle with Cold by Bernice Johnson-Laxdal and Miriam Körner (Your Nickel’s Worth Publishing)
City of Saskatoon and Public Library Saskatoon Book Award :
breathing at dusk by Beth Goobie (Coteau)
City of Regina Book Award :
Islands of Grass by Trevor Herriot (photographs by Branimir Gjetvaj) (Coteau)
Jennifer Welsh Scholarly Writing Award :
Fiery Joe: The Maverick Who Lit Up the West by Kathleen Carlisle (University of Regina Press)
Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport Publishing Award :
University of Regina Press, Claiming Anishinaabe by Lynn Gehl
Publishing in Education Award :
University of Regina Press, Speaking in Cod Tongues by Lenore Newman
Saskatoon Public Library Indigenous Peoples’ Publishing Award :
University of Regina Press, Aaniiih/Gros Ventre Stories, compiled and edited by Terry Brockie and Andrew Cowell
–Quill & Quire May 7th, 2018
Posted on: Monday, April 30, 2018
The Saskatchewan Book Awards marked 25 years of excellence in
writing and publishing in this province, handing out this year’s annual
awards in 13 categories on the weekend.
Debut author Tenille Campbell, poet Beth Goobie, and previous winning author Trevor Herriot each took home two awards at the ceremony, which attracted some 300 book lovers to the Conexus Arts Centre in Regina.
–Regina Leader-Post April 30, 2018
Posted on: Sunday, April 29, 2018
Tenille K. Campbell takes home both the First Book Award and the Indigenous Peoples' Writing Award for #IndianLovePoems at the Saskatchewan Book Awards! Congratulations, Tenille!