The Vancouver Writers Fest presents
31. All Roads Lead to Writing
MICHAEL CHRISTIE, ROBYN HARDING, KAREN MCBRIDE, JESSE THISTLE, G. WILLOW WILSON
Moderator: Bill Richardson
Candid and refreshing reflections from five authors on their surprising career paths and the innumerable, inspiring ways we follow our passions.
Michael Christie (Greenwood) was a professional skateboarder before his Giller-longlisted debut. High school dropout Jesse Thistle (From the Ashes) struggled with homelessness, crime and addiction before he turned his life around—and channelled it into his extraordinary memoir. Between the two of them, Robyn Harding (The Arrangement) and G. Willow Wilson (The Bird King) have experimented with almost every form, from journalism to superhero comics, while Karen McBride (Crow Winter) balances her passion for novel-writing and teaching. Sharing their surprising paths to the page, this conversation offers refreshing perspective on the age-old question “What should I be?”, underlining that while we may not know what our careers will be, passion is paramount for both good writing and good living.
Suitable for grades 8-12 and adults.
Thursday, October 24 at 10:15am
Granville Island Stage, 1585 Johnston St
$20 - Regular
$18 - Members/Seniors
$15 - Youth (under 30)
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