Taking Responsibility

Andrew Larsen, Heather T. Smith

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.