An Evening with Bif Naked

Friday, April 22, 2016 at 7:00 pm Archived

In the Atrium, McNally Robinson - Grant Park, 1120 Grant Avenue

In conversation & signing I Bificus: A Memoir (HarperCollins Canada). Co-presented by The Winnipeg International Writers Festival as part of our collaborative Spring Literary Series.

Bif Naked was born in secret to a teenager living in India, the product of a Canadian girl and a British boy. She was rejected by both families, hidden away in a mental hospital and adopted by missionaries and then moved to North America. There she spent many of her formative years in Winnipeg. Targeted by girl gangs and facing other abusive situations, she escaped by joining a punk rock band and leaving on tour, where she married the drummer and hit a downward spiral that found her on the floor of a Vancouver drug den.

Through it all, her creative personality and unstoppable humour were her weapons of self-defence. Bif had a unique ability to transform her true life stories into song lyrics and quickly found her voice as a solo artist, started her own record company and at twenty-three years of age became an international recording artist. She embarked on seemingly endless international tours, several feature films and multiple television roles (including appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Buffy the Vampire Slayer), only to be struck down with breast cancer at the age of 37. Bif would discover her passion for advocacy, as a triumphant survivor and someone who helps others first. This is Bif Naked’s story so far…