The Vancouver Writers Fest presents
ANNAHID DASHTGARD, ANNA MEHLER PAPERNY, LORIMER SHENHER
Moderator: Carol Shaben
Tackling systemic prejudice, mental illness and gender transition, three authors speak to the rewards and challenges of writing honestly and authentically to tough issues.
Annahid Dashtgard dedicates Breaking the Ocean, her powerful memoir on race, rebellion and reconciliation, to “anyone who has struggled to belong.” Indeed, often the most fascinating lives are forged in hardship. These deft authors bravely interweave their own experiences into insights on our most pressing social issues. Prepare to be surprised, moved and entertained by Dashtgard, alongside award-winning Reuters reporter, Anna Mehler Paperny, whose darkly funny memoir Hello I Want To Die Please Fix Me depicts both her own struggle with depression and a deeply flawed healthcare system; and former VPD detective, Lorimer Shenher, who shares a deeply honest portrayal of his mid-life coming of age and gender transition, in his acclaimed memoir, This One Looks Like a Boy.
Tuesday, October 22 at 6:00pm
Waterfront Theatre, 1412 Cartwright St
$20 - Regular
$18 - Members/Seniors
$15 - Youth (under 30)
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