Fan Fiction

Cherie Dimaline, Ashley Little, Raziel Reid

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.