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66. YA Rising
66. YA Rising

The Vancouver Writers Fest presents
66. YA Rising

Tickets will be available at the door on a first-come first-serve basis. Arrive early!
All advance reservations have been booked.


Moderator: Shannon Ozirny

Let’s be honest: everyone loves YA. In this enchanting afternoon, cherished writers share their latest YA works and their insights into why the genre transcends boundaries of age.

Full of immersive, emotional trials, young adult novels are beloved by readers of all ages for tackling issues of identity and belonging with spirit and passion. Three of YA’s most exciting voices are from our own province: Nafiza Azad (The Candle and the Flame), Sabina Khan (The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali) and Governor General’s Award winner Kit Pearson (Be My Love). In this enchanting afternoon event, these cherished writers share their newest works, the inspiration behind them, their own insights on why YA transcends boundaries to captivate diverse audiences and where the genre will go next. Together, they demonstrate the undeniable power this genre has to change hearts and empower readers.

Suitable for ages 13 and up.

Saturday, October 26 at 2:00pm
The NEST, 1398 Cartwright St

-Max 2 tickets per person
-Check in at least 15 minutes prior to showtime to claim seats

A portion of tickets are available to reserve in advance online. All events have tickets available at the door on a first-come first-serve basis. Doors open 45 minutes prior to the start time; plan to arrive early as events fill up quickly.

IMPORTANT! Reserving a free ticket online does NOT guarantee entry. You must present yourself to the venue box office AT LEAST 15 minutes before the start time in order to claim your ticket. All unclaimed reserved tickets will be given to the next in line.

A roundtrip shuttle bus service will operate from the Main Street Skytrain Station (Main/Terminal) to Granville Island from 10:00am–7pm. For more information visit

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