The Vancouver Writers Fest presents
21. Goodreads: YA Edition
TANYA BOTEJU, BRIAN FRANCIS, SARAH HENSTRA
Moderator: Shannon Ozimy
YA superstars entertain and empower in a celebratory conversation about writing with fearless authenticity.
How do stories help us discover our own authenticity? Compassionate and intelligent, these three YA authors share the difficult—but undoubtedly rewarding—journey of finding yourself. Drag queen Miss Dee Dee La Bouche helps Nima Kumara-Clark come out of her shell in Tanya Boteju’s Kings, Queens and In-Betweens. In Brian Francis’ Break in Case of Emergency, Toby Goodman grapples with upsets in her family to create community on her own terms. Sarah Henstra’s We Contain Multitudes is an exhilarating and emotional novel about the growing relationship between two teen boys, told through letters. Witty and empowering, join these authors for a candid conversation that proves the hottest books for young adults are those that don’t shy away from tough questions.
Suitable for grades 9-12 and adults.
Wednesday, October 23 at 1:00pm
Waterfront Theatre, 1412 Cartwright St
$20 - Regular
$18 - Members/Seniors
$15 - Youth (under 30)
(not including GST and $3.50 service charge per ticket)
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