2024 Festival:
October 21–27

Sarah Leavitt

SARAH LEAVITT has been developing and teaching comics classes in the UBC School of Creative Writing since 2012; in 2021 she became the school’s first Assistant Professor of Graphic Forms. Her first book, Tangles: A Story About Alzheimer’s, My Mother, and Me, was the first comic to be nominated for a Writers’ Trust Award, and has become a widely-studied work in the growing field of comics and medicine. Her second book, Agnes, Murderess, won a Vine Award for Canadian Jewish Literature (fiction) and an Alberta Book Publishers Award (speculative fiction).

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