The Vancouver Writers Fest presents
ALEKSANDAR HEMON, LAUREN MARKHAM
Host: John Freeman
Two riveting perspectives on the contemporary immigrant experience, hosted by beloved author and critic John Freeman.
Pressing societal issues and intricate discussions on writing about them: Freeman’s is always a delight for readers interested in expansive conversation they’ll continue to ponder long after the lights go up. This event is no different, featuring two undeniably powerful voices in contemporary writing, each providing a different perspective on the immigrant experience. Aleksandar Hemon’s parents immigrated from Bosnia to Canada when their lives were upended in the Siege of Sarajevo. The Lazarus Project author shares memories and observations in the intimate My Parents. Named one of the best books of the year by The New York Times Book Review, Lauren Markham’s The Far Away Brothers follows identical twins escaping El Salvador’s violence to build new lives in California. Prepare for a warm, riveting evening hosted by author, critic and eponymous journal editor, John Freeman.
Friday, October 25 at 8:30pm
The NEST, 1398 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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