Building New Worlds

Cherie Dimaline, Susin Nielsen, Kenneth Oppel

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Moderator: Anna Ling Kaye

Event Number: 17
Tickets: $20.00

$9.50 for student groups

Building New Worlds

Cherie Dimaline, Susin Nielsen, Kenneth Oppel

Wednesday, October 17
10:15am - 11:45am
Performance Works

1218 Cartwright St, Vancouver

The worlds depicted in fiction for children are often rich and deeply imaginative, suspending traditional rules of politics, environment… and even physics. In these worlds, despite their hardships, young protagonists grow during their quests for adventure and justice. Three of the most recognizable names in Canadian children’s fiction—Cherie Dimaline (The Marrow Thieves), Susin Nielsen (No Fixed Address) and Kenneth Oppel (Inkling)share how they write these worlds. Each author will read briefly from their latest work before discussing the tools they use to create sustainable places for beloved storytelling, from present-day Canada to dystopian futures. Cherie Dimaline also envisioned this event, and three others, as the Festival’s inaugural Guest Curator.

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

Grades 5 – 7.