The Sunday Brunch

Kevin Chong, Jackie Kai Ellis, Uzma Jalaluddin, Deborah Levy, Maureen Medved, Joanna Streetly

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Host: Tamara Taggart

Event Number: 78
Tickets: $38.00

The Sunday Brunch

Kevin Chong, Jackie Kai Ellis, Uzma Jalaluddin, Deborah Levy, Maureen Medved, Joanna Streetly

Sunday, October 21
11:00am - 12:30pm
Performance Works

1218 Cartwright St, Vancouver

What could be a more blissful way to spend a Sunday morning than sipping mimosas and eating freshly baked pastries with good friends? Why, listening to internationally acclaimed authors read to you live, of course. This year we offer another all-star collection of authors to provide musings with your muffins, including CanLit favourite Kevin Chong (The Plague), entrepreneur and food writer Jackie Kai Ellis (The Measure of My Powers), novelist Uzma Jalaluddin (Ayesha At Last), Booker nominee Deborah Levy (The Cost of Living), acerbic wit Maureen Medved (Black Star) and adventurous author Joanna Streetly (Wild Fierce Life). This year we introduce a new selection of light breakfast treats that include a vegetarian option.

Tamara Taggart is an award-winning news anchor well-known for her years as a lead anchor on CTV News at Six.

Presented in partnership with Kidsbooks.

Event Participants:

Kevin Chong

Kevin Chong

British Columbia

Kevin Chong is the author of six books, including the novel Beauty Plus Pity and the biography Northern Dancer. He has published widely as a journalist with work recently appearing in The Rumpus and The Guardian. He lives in Vancouver with his family and teaches creative writing at UBC and SFU.

thatkevinchong.wordpress.com@KevinChong1975

 

Jackie Kai Ellis

Jackie Kai Ellis

British Columbia

Jackie Kai Ellis is the author of national bestselling memoir The Measure Of My Powers. She is also the founder of Vancouver’s Beaucoup Bakery, the owner of The Paris Tours, and a travel and lifestyle writer. She lives in Vancouver and Paris.

jackiekaiellis.com, @JackieKaiEllis

 

Uzma Jalaluddin

Uzma Jalaluddin

Ontario

Uzma Jalaluddin writes “Samosas and Maple Syrup,” a culture and parenting column for The Toronto Star. Her debut novel, Ayesha At Last, is a revamped Pride and Prejudice set in a close-knit Toronto Muslim community. It features outspoken, hijab-wearing poet Ayesha (aka Lizzie Bennet) who falls for traditional, white-robe wearing, fan-of-arranged-marriage Khalid (aka Mr. Darcy). Together, they face family drama, community scandal, and professional scrutiny on their path towards love. Jalaluddin lives in Toronto with her family.

uzmajalaluddin.com, @UzmaWrites

Deborah Levy

United Kingdom

Deborah Levy is a British playwright, novelist and poet. She is the author of several award-winning novels including Swimming Home that was shortlisted for the 2012 Man Booker Prize and Hot Milk that was shortlisted for the 2016 Man Booker Prize. She has also written for the Royal Shakespeare Company and the BBC. Her latest work is The Cost of Living, the audacious and elegiac second installment in her ‘living autobiography’ on writing and womanhood.

Deborah Levy is presented thanks to the donors of the Hal Wake Legacy Fund.

Maureen Medved

Maureen Medved

British Columbia

Maureen Medved‘s writing has been published, produced, and adapted internationally, garnering nominations and awards. Her novel Black Star was published in 2018. Her screen adaptation of her first novel, The Tracey Fragments, opened the Panorama program of the 57th annual Berlinale, winning the Manfred Salzgeber Prize, and featuring at the Museum of Modern Art and film festivals internationally. Maureen is Associate Professor in the Creative Writing Program at the University of British Columbia.   

Joanna Streetly

Joanna Streetly

British Columbia

Joanna Streetly is the author of Wild Fierce Life: Dangerous Moments on the Outer Coast. A westcoaster for 30 years, she is the inaugural Tofino Poet Laureate and is deeply attached to her community, its landscape and cast of characters. Other titles include This Dark, Silent Inlet and Paddling Through Time. Her work has been published in anthologies, periodicals and in Best Canadian Essays 2017.

joannastreetly.com, @JoannaStreetly