YA Rising

Rachel Hartman, Uzma Jalaluddin, Kim Purcell

Moderator: Susin Nielsen

Event Number: 70

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YA Rising

Rachel Hartman, Uzma Jalaluddin, Kim Purcell

Saturday, October 20
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Studio 1398

1398 Cartwright St, Vancouver

It’s the worst-kept secret in publishing that many—if not most—fans of young adult novels are not as young as one might expect. This addictive genre not only encourages a love of reading in future generations but also captivates older minds with its riveting plot lines and immersive new worlds. Youth and adults alike have revelled in the stories from Rachel Hartman (Tess of the Road), Uzma Jalaluddin (Ayesha At Last) and Kim Purcell (This Is Not A Love Letter)—three of Canada’s coolest authors. Find out more about the inspiration behind each author’s works, their take on why the genre is in its heyday and where it will go next.