All Roads Lead to Writing

Billy-Ray Belcourt, Dave Bidini, Kate Harris, Sarah Selecky

All Roads Lead to Writing
Event Number: 22
Tickets: $20.00

$9.50 for student groups

All Roads Lead to Writing

Billy-Ray Belcourt, Dave Bidini, Kate Harris, Sarah Selecky

Wednesday, October 17
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Waterfront Theatre

1412 Cartwright St, Vancouver

Award-winning writer and musician Dave Bidini (Midnight Light) first began writing through his passion for rock music, interviewing bands he admired. Billy-Ray Belcourt (This Wound Is a World), Kate Harris (Lands of Lost Borders) and Sarah Selecky (Radiant Shimmering Light) likely didn’t realize what celebrated talents they would become when penning their first works. Each share reflections of first jobs and their journey to the writing life. Their conversation offers an original perspective on the age-old question “What should I be?” and underlines that while we may not know what our careers will be, passion is paramount for both good writing and good living.

Grades 8–12 & adults.

Presented in partnership with SFU’s Faculty of Communications, Art & Technology.

Event Participants:

Billy-Ray Belcourt

Alberta

Billy-Ray Belcourt is from the Driftpile Cree Nation. He is a PhD student in the Department of English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta. This Wound is a World is his first book and won the 2018 Griffin Poetry Prize, among others.

billy-raybelcourt.com@BillyRayB

 

Dave Bidini

Ontario

Musician, author, and filmmaker Dave Bidini is one of the founding members of Canadian rock group the Rheostatics and currently performs with Bidiniband. He is the only Canadian to have been nominated for a Genie, Gemini, Juno, as well as CBC’s Canada Reads. He has published twelve books, including Tropic of HockeyBaseballissimoOn a Cold RoadWriting Gordon LightfootKeon and Me and the forthcoming title Midnight Light: A Personal Journey to the North.

@hockeyesque

Kate Harris

Kate Harris

British Columbia

Kate Harris is a writer with a knack for getting lost. Her work has been featured in The WalrusCanadian Geographic, and Arc Poetry Magazine, among others, and cited in Best American Essays and Best American Travel Writing. A Rhodes and Morehead-Cain scholar, she was named one of Canada’s top modern explorers. She lives off-grid in Atlin, British Columbia. Her first book is the national bestselling Lands of Lost Borders.

kateharris.ca, @kateonmars

Sarah Selecky

Sarah Selecky

Ontario

Sarah Selecky is the author of the novel Radiant Shimmering Light. Her first book, This Cake Is for the Party, was shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Commonwealth Prize for Best First Book, and longlisted for the Frank O’Connor Award. She is also the creator of the internationally-acclaimed Sarah Selecky Writing School, which has become a creative community for more than 10,000 writers from around the world. She lives in Prince Edward County, Ontario.

sarahselecky.com, @sarahseleckyWS