Incite: Forged in Fire
Presented by the Vancouver Writers Fest and Vancouver Public Library
Tickets(price does not include service charge)
Free – RSVP to let us know you’re coming
181 Roundhouse Mews
Often it is in the stories of individuals who have transformed their lives that we find a greater sense of possibility for ourselves—and an increased understanding of the often-fraught worlds of others. This Incite promises a fascinating, warm evening with three talents who share their turbulent yet inspiring journeys. Yasuko Thanh documents life from a Victoria slum to teen years as a sex worker to, finally, her emergence as an award-winning author in Mistakes to Run With. Acclaimed public speaker and author of The Lonely Section of Hell, Lorimer Shenher now shares his journey of gender transition in This One Looks Like a Boy. Catherine Porter shares the poignant story of A Girl Named Lovely: a young Haitian caught in the 2010 earthquake—and the fraught, messy realities of international aid that follows. These are stories you don’t want to miss. This event will be moderated by author and creative facilitator Amber Dawn.
*PLEASE NOTE: This event takes place at Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, NOT Vancouver Public Library.*
Presented by the Vancouver Writers Fest in partnership with the Vancouver Public Library and support from the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association.