The Vancouver Writers Fest presents
53. Rooted in the Past
ROSETTA ALLAN, ARMANDO LUCAS CORREA, JOAN THOMA
Moderator: Tara Henley
Travel through time with three master storytellers, delving into the responsibilities and freedoms of bringing the past to life.
“What is history? An echo of the past in the future; a reflex from the future on the past.” These words from the eminent Victor Hugo are reflected in three deeply affecting novels rooted in the past. Rosetta Allan’s The Unreliable People is a moving, relevant story of intergenerational trauma following displacement of the Koryo-Saram people from Russia—and Antonina, a third generation ethnic Korean, searching for her identity. Author of the runaway bestseller The German Girl, Armando Lucas Correa explores the loss of home in The Daughter’s Tale: a sweeping family saga from 1939 Berlin to 2015 New York. Meanwhile, Joan Thomas’ Five Wives imagines the fate of Christian missionaries whose husbands were killed in the rainforest of Ecuador in the 1950s.
Suitable for grades 10-12 and adults.
Friday, October 25 at 1:00pm
Waterfront Theatre, 1412 Cartwright St
$20 - Regular
$18 - Members/Seniors
$15 - Youth (under 30)
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