Taking Responsibility

Andrew Larsen, Heather T. Smith

Taking Responsibility

Moderator: Anne Flemming

Event Number: 23
Tickets: $20.00

$9.50 for student groups

Taking Responsibility

Andrew Larsen, Heather T. Smith

Wednesday, October 17
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Studio 1398

1398 Cartwright St, Vancouver

Learning that our actions have consequences is a lifelong lesson and an essential part of growing up for every child. Join two veteran children’s writers for a meaningful conversation about what taking responsibility really means, as told through two engaging stories of friendships, family relationships and summertime. Governor General’s Award–nominee Andrew Larsen’s latest work, Dingus, shares the journey of Henry, a likeable boy who nevertheless needs to pay attention to how his actions affect others. Heather T. Smith’s captivating story of betrayal and forgiveness experienced by Jett is written in free verse and has been hailed as “nearly note perfect.” Stories like these are an ideal conversation starter about personal responsibility, empathy and courage.

Anne Fleming is an author of five books, including a book of short stories, a collection of poems, two novels, and a children’s book. She served on the jury of the Dayne Ogilvie Prize alongside Amber Dawn and Vivek Shraya in 2013.

Grades 4–7.

Event Participants:

Andrew Larsen

Andrew Larsen

Ontario

Andrew Larsen lives in a neighbourhood in Toronto with tall trees and lots of stories. He was inspired to become an author when he became a dad. As his kids grow older he keeps writing. His books include The Imaginary Garden, In the Tree HouseA Squiggly StoryDingus and his latest is The Bagel King. He believes we all have stories to tell and our own ways of telling them. 

andrewlarsen.ca, @larsenesque

Heather Smith

Heather Smith

Ontario

Originally from Newfoundland, Heather Smith now lives in Waterloo, Ontario, with her husband and three children. She is the author of The Agony of Bun O’Keefe, which was named one of The Globe & Mail‘s 100 Best Books of 2017. Her middle grade novel, Ebb & Flow, has received starred reviews from both Quill & Quire and School Library Journal. Her East Coast roots inspire much of her writing.

heathertsmith.com@Heather_T_Smith