High School with Tegan and Sara

Host: Baharak Yousefi

Tickets: Pay What You Can

High School with Tegan and Sara

Friday, Oct 23
8:00pm
Live on Zoom

Arguably two of the coolest Canadians, Tegan and Sara Quin have provided a soundtrack for nights out, loves found and loves lost since the mid-90s. In this intimate conversation, the identical twins, global LGBTQ icons and award-winning rock stars talk High School, sharing their unique coming-of-age story during the height of grunge and rave culture. While grappling with their identity and sexuality, often alone, they also faced academic meltdown, their parents’ divorce, and the looming pressure of what might come after high school. Their memoir is a raw account of the drugs, alcohol, love, music, and friendship they explored in their formative years. Transcendent—just like their music—their stories will offer self-reflection for those whose high school days are long gone, and solace for those still in them. It’s not every day you get to hear the origin story of icons. This is a conversation you won’t want to miss.

Presented in partnership with SFU Masters of Publishing Program.

BAHARAK YOUSEFI has been peddling books in Vancouver for the past twenty-two years. She is a bookseller-turned-librarian and a refugee-turned-settler. Baharak is co-editor of Feminists Among Us: Resistance and Advocacy in Library Leadership.

Event Participants:

Tegan Quin

British Columbia / United States

During the course of their twenty-year career, Tegan and Sara Quin have sold well over one million records and released eight studio albums. They have received three Juno Awards, a Grammy nomination, a Governor General’s Performing Arts Award, and the 2018 New York Civil Liberties Union Award. They have performed on some of the world’s biggest stages, from Coachella to the Academy Awards. Outspoken advocates for equality, in 2016 Tegan and Sara created the Tegan and Sara Foundation, which fights for health, economic justice, and representation for LGBTQ girls and women. Their memoir, High School, was published in 2019. The sisters currently split their time between Vancouver, BC and Los Angeles, CA.

Sara Quin

British Columbia / United States

During the course of their twenty-year career, Tegan and Sara Quin have sold well over one million records and released eight studio albums. They have received three Juno Awards, a Grammy nomination, a Governor General’s Performing Arts Award, and the 2018 New York Civil Liberties Union Award. They have performed on some of the world’s biggest stages, from Coachella to the Academy Awards. Outspoken advocates for equality, in 2016 Tegan and Sara created the Tegan and Sara Foundation, which fights for health, economic justice, and representation for LGBTQ girls and women. Their memoir, High School, was published in 2019. The sisters currently split their time between Vancouver, BC and Los Angeles, CA.