Caretakers of History Ethics and Storytelling with Writer in Residence

March 1, 2021

This interactive session will allow participants to ponder questions of equity and inclusion in historical storytelling through Darrin's experiences in the Edmonton region. His invitational style, sharp wit and seemingly unending well of stories ensures this will be an engaging and thought-provoking session.

Darrin Hagen is an award-winning playwright, author, composer, performer and Queer historian. He has created over 40 plays and dozens of published essays and articles, many dealing with the history of sexual minorities in Alberta. In 2005, he was named one of 100 Edmontonians of the Century. In 2013, he was inducted into the Q Hall of Fame Canada for his contribution to Queer Canadian culture. He was recently named by the AFA as one of the 25 Most Influential Alberta Artists in the last 25 years. He has received seven Sterling awards for his work in Edmonton theatre. He is a renowned Drag performer whose famous dresses are currently on display in the Mitchell Art Gallery. Darrin is MacEwan's Writer in Residence for 2021.


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This event is part of Pride Week 2021, where MacEwan University recognizes and celebrates the diversity of our LGBTQ2S+ students, faculty, staff and allies.

MacEwan’s Pride Week 2021 is proudly supported in collaboration with the MacEwan Centre for Sexual and Gender Diversity, NAIT, NorQuest College, Concordia University of Edmonton and TD Bank Group.


Pride Week 2021

Centre for Sexual and Gender Diversity

Writer in Residence

Event Details

Date March 1, 2021
Start Time 1:00 p.m.
End Time 2:30 p.m.
Location Online
Event Type Lecture/speaker/presentation
Contact Person Jessica Scalzo
Contact Phone 780-974-7239
Contact Email
Event Website Visit Site