Fan Fiction

Cherie Dimaline, Ashley Little, Raziel Reid

Fan Fiction

Moderator: Shannon Ozirny

Event Number: 37
Tickets: $20.00

$9.50 for student groups

Fan Fiction

Cherie Dimaline, Ashley Little, Raziel Reid

Thursday, October 18
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Performance Works

1218 Cartwright St, Vancouver

Each of these authors has built a loyal following for their riveting fiction that speaks truthfully about teenage life in all its messy complexities. Cherie Dimaline’s celebrated The Marrow Thieves imagines an environmentally disastrous world in which Indigenous children are persecuted for their bone marrow. Ashley Little won a BC Book Prize for Anatomy of a Girl Gang and continues to explore adolescent life in Confessions of a Teenage Leper, in which a popular cheerleader must face her previous cruelty when the tables turn on her. Raziel Reid’s When Everything Feels Like the Movies won a Governor General’s Award for its bold depiction of high school. Reid returns to school with Kens, which follows uncool gay teen Tommy as he tries to fit in with the popular kids.

Shannon Ozirny is the Head of Youth Services at the West Vancouver Memorial Library and reviews young adult literature for Globe Books.

Grades 10–12 & adults.

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

Event Participants:

Cherie Dimaline

Ontario

The Vancouver Writers Fest is pleased to announce Cherie Dimaline as our first annual Guest Curator, programming four events throughout festival week. A Métis writer, editor and coordinator of the annual Indigenous Writers’ Gathering, Dimaline’s fiction has been anthologized internationally. Her latest YA novel, The Marrow Thieves, won a 2017 Governor General’s Award, the American Kirkus Prize, and was shortlisted for numerous other awards. It was also a selection for CBC’s 2018 Canada Reads.

@cherie_dimaline

Ashley Little

Ashley Little

British Columbia

Ashley Little writes from the Okanagan Valley. Her fifth novel, Confessions of a Teenage Leper, was released this fall with Penguin Random House. Her work has won the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize, the Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize, The Vancouver Writers Festival Short Story Prize and has been a finalist for the ReLit and the City of Vancouver Book Award as well as longlisted twice for the International Dublin Literary Prize.

ashleylittle.com

Raziel Reid

Raziel Reid

British Columbia

Raziel Reid‘s debut novel, When Everything Feels like the Movies, won the 2014 Governor General’s Award for Young Readers making him, at 24 years old, the youngest ever winner of the award. The book has been optioned for film by Random Bench Productions. Reid lives in Vancouver and has taught creative writing at the University of British Columbia. His latest works from Penguin Teen are Kens and Super Rich Kids With Nothing But Fake Friends (forthcoming 2019).

razielreid.com@razielreid