New Series to Sink Your Teeth Into

Moderator: France Perras

Event Number: 19
Tickets: $20.00

Youth under 30: $15.00
Student Groups: $9.50

New Series to Sink Your Teeth Into

Wednesday, Oct 23
10:15am - 11:45am
The Revue Stage

1601 Johnston Street

What’s better than a great book? A whole series of page-turning adventures. An empowering mystery series described as “Hardy Boys meets the rez,” Michael Hutchinson’s The Case of Windy Lake introduces The Mighty Muskrats: four intrepid cousins working to solve a suspicious disappearance. Those Who Dwell Below draws from the Inuit mythology of author Aviaq Johnston’s childhood to create a rich, other-worldly journey, as young Pitu continues on his quest as a shaman. Almost Epic Squad: Mucus Mayhem author Kevin Sylvester shares his hilarious, unconventional superhero: Jessica Flem, a girl who can turn her snot-filled tissues into magical helpers to fight evil. Engaging and charming, young readers will be drawn into new worlds they won’t ever want to leave.

About the moderator:
France Perras is a creative gatherer by nature. An actor, first and foremost, she has been seen on screen, stage and behind the microphone. She is the recipient of two Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards in the Outstanding Performance category, with Théâtre la Seizième. A lover of books/avid reader, her favourite time of year is The Vancouver Writers Fest, where she has had the pleasure of moderating for the past 10 years or so… 

Event Participants:

Michael Hutchinson


Michael Hutchinson is a member of the Misipawistik Cree Nation, north of Winnipeg. Hutchinson ‘s career has taken him from Director of Communications for the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs to host of APTN’s National News television show. He currently works in communications for the Assembly of First Nations in Ottawa. Spring 2020 will see the publication of his new Mighty Muskrats mystery, The Case of the Missing Auntie. His greatest accomplishments are his two lovely daughters.



Aviaq Johnston


Aviaq Johnston‘s debut novel, Those Who Run in the Sky, won the Indigenous Voices Award for Most Significant Work of Prose in English by an Emerging Indigenous Writer in 2018, was a finalist for the 2017 Governor General’s Literary Award for Young People’s Literature, and a 2017 Honour Book for the Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Young Adult Literature. She is also the author of the bestselling picture book, What’s My Superpower?


Kevin Sylvester


Kevin Sylvester is an award-winning illustrator, author and broadcaster. Mucus Mayhem is part of the Almost Epic Squad series–along with books by Ted Staunton, Richard Scrimger and Lesley Livingston. All four books are illustrated by Britt Wilson. His latest picture book is Gargantua (Jr.): Defender of Earth. He is also the author and illustrator of the Neil Flambé Capers, the MINRs trilogy, Basketballog, Follow Your Stuff and many others., @kevinarts