Three-Degrees-from-Normal

Kevin Chong, Claudia Dey, Rabindranath Maharaj, Waubgeshig Rice

Moderator: Claudia Casper

Event Number: 49
Tickets: $20.00

Three-Degrees-from-Normal

Kevin Chong, Claudia Dey, Rabindranath Maharaj, Waubgeshig Rice

Friday, October 19
10:00am - 11:30am
Waterfront Theatre

1412 Cartwright St, Vancouver

A North American metropolis held quarantine at gunpoint. A small town in the fields with cult-like behaviour. A remote Anishinaabe community faced with urban refugees. An adjacent land full of misfits. These places three-degrees-from-normal press us to ask questions of our own environment, zero in on the fragility of society, and probe what it means to be a good person in the face of isolation and disintegration. Kevin Chong (The Plague), Claudia Dey (Heartbreaker), Waubgeshig Rice (Moon of the Crusted Snow) and Rabindranath Maharaj (Adjacentland) are four deeply imaginative authors who can answer these fascinating queries—and how building fictional worlds can hold a mirror to our own.

Claudia Casper is the author of three novels including The Reconstruction, and has been short-listed for the Ethel Wilson BC Book Prize.

Also suitable for grades 10–12.