Step into the new year with one of January’s most-anticipated releases: Gutter Child by literary powerhouse and FOLD Artistic Director Jael Richardson. In conversation with the Globe and Mail’s West Coast Arts Correspondent, Marsha Lederman, this will be an evening in appreciation of the compelling, oftentimes harrowing power of the dystopian novel, and the real-world devastations it manifests and deconstructs. Called “cinematic and triumphant” and a novel of “unquenchable hope,” Richardson’s Gutter Child is a testament to our innate humanity in dark times, and the will of our spirits to never truly be vanquished. Join us for a rallying and extraordinary affair. Incite is presented by the Vancouver Writers Fest in partnership with the Vancouver Public Library.