34 This Really Happened: Coming of Age
The live storytelling series, This Really Happened, is back in Vancouver to present stories on that uncomfortable, fraught and oh-so-universal theme: coming of age. Sit back and listen, or shudder in recognition and laugh out loud, as some of your favourite writers talk about growing up too fast, growing up too slow, or not growing up at all. This Really Happened has played to packed houses in Vancouver, Banff, Calgary, and Montreal, with stories from award-winning authors including TJ Dawe, Susan Juby, Lisa Moore and Charlie Demers. After telling his story in Calgary, Australian crime writer Michael Robotham had this to say: "Nothing beats a night of stories, be they funny, poignant, scary or heartwarming. People turned off their phones and turned on their minds."