UCN language arts festival returning to Thompson with a comedic twist

For the first time since 2014, the University College of the North’s (UCN) Thompson campus will host the school’s language arts festival, which aims to get young people excited about writing and other creative pursuits. 

Festival organizers invited a two comedians and an author to headline this two-day event April 24-25, where they will be providing keynote speeches, workshops and will even get a chance to perform.

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Just like Thompson’s last language arts festival, this year’s event will centre around the theme of humour, with guests Ryan McMahon and Gerry Barrett being two of the biggest names in Canada’s Indigenous stand-up comedy scene.

Winnipeg-based author Chadwick Ginther will also be on hand to provide insight into his career as a fantasy writer.

While this festival is primarily designed to cater to young creative minds in high school, the organizers said members of the public will also be allowed to take part in certain events, like the banquet and comedy concert that wraps up the first day of activities.

To view the full schedule for the 2019 language arts festival please visit UCN’s website.

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