The Vancouver Writers Fest presents
4. Love Sucks
BRIAN FRANCIS, SABINA KHAN, MARIKO TAMAKI
Moderator: Susin Nielsen
Three beloved YA novelists speak frankly to the ins and outs of teenage romance and relationships, uncovering the unexpected, hard-won lessons of heartbreak.
High school is tough enough as it is, but throw in on-againoff- again relationships, arranged marriages and family tragedy, and you’ve got a whole new world of heartbreak. In Sabina Khan’s The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali, seventeen-yearold Rukhsana’s relationship with her girlfriend is turned upside-down when her conservative family tries to find her a husband. In Canada Reads finalist Brian Francis’ YA debut, Break in Case of Emergency, Toby Goodman must pick up the pieces after the loss of her mother, while Freddy Riley learns how to ditch toxic relationships in Mariko Tamaki’s Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me. These authors speak to the diversity and messiness of love—and finding the strength to build the relationships we need.
Suitable for grades 9-12 and adults.
Tuesday, October 22 at 10:15am
Revue Stage, 1601 Johnston St
$20 - Regular
$18 - Members/Seniors
$15 - Youth (under 30)
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