Alternate Realities

Rachel Hartman, Ashley Little, Paula Morris, David A. Robertson

Moderator: Anna Ling Kaye

Event Number: 21
Tickets: $20.00

$9.50 for student groups

Alternate Realities

Rachel Hartman, Ashley Little, Paula Morris, David A. Robertson

Wednesday, October 17
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Performance Works

1218 Cartwright St, Vancouver

Four young adult novelists share their brave new worlds with students and ponder how they both create and sustain these wildly creative locations. Celebrated award-winner Ashley Little’s depiction of high school in Confessions of a Teenage Leper may feel familiar… but there’s a bizarre, deadly disease at its heart. In David A. Robertson’s supernatural tale, Monsters, set on the Wounded Sky Nation reserve, teenager Cole Harper struggles to fit in. Further afield, Rachel Hartman shares a tale of knights in armour—and brave girls bucking gender roles—in Tess of the Road. Finally, Paula Morris reimagines Rome as a place for duelling gods and goddesses in The Eternal City. Students will be enthralled by these charismatic writers sharing their techniques for world-building.

Anna Ling Kaye is a fiction writer who has been short-listed for the Journey Prize, former editor at PRIMS International and Ricepaper magazines and co-founder of Hapa-palooza Festival.

Grades 8–12 & adults.