The Afternoon Tea

Host: Amber Dawn

Event Number: 81
Tickets: $40.00 SOLD OUT

The Afternoon Tea

Sunday, Oct 27
3:30pm - 5:00pm
Performance Works

1218 Cartwright Street

For readers who love their afternoons steeped in words and favour sherry over prosecco, our Afternoon Tea offers the perfect counterpoint to The Sunday Brunch. There will be platters of scones, sandwiches and cakes, all to be helped along with tea or sherry, but layered atop the jam are readings from celebrated international and Canadian authors including Armando Lucas Correa (The Daughter’s Tale), Cherie Dimaline (Empire of Wild), Marina Endicott (The Difference), Philip Huynh (The Forbidden Purple City), Rhea Tregebov (Rue des Rosiers) and Bill Richardson (I Saw Three Ships).

Generously sponsored by the Faris family in memory of Yulanda Faris.

About the host:
Amber Dawn is a writer and creative facilitator living on unceded Coast Salish Territories. She is the author of four books and the editor of three anthologies, all of which are published with Arsenal Pulp Press.

Event Participants:

Armando Lucas Correa

Cuba / USA

Armando Lucas Correa is an award-winning journalist, editor, author, and the recipient of several awards from the National Association of Hispanic Publications and the Society of Professional Journalism. He is the author of the international bestseller The German Girl, which is now being published in thirteen languages. He lives in New York City with his partner and their three children.

Cherie Dimaline

British Columbia

Cherie Dimaline’s young adult novel The Marrow Thieves shot to the top of the bestseller lists when it was published in 2017, and stayed there for more than a year. It won the Governor General’s Literary Award, the Kirkus Prize in the young adult literature category, the Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature, was a finalist for the Trillium Book Award and, among other honours, was a fan favourite in the 2018 edition of CBC’s Canada Reads. It was also a Book of Year on numerous lists including the National Public Radio, the School Library Journal, the New York Public Library, the Globe and Mail, Quill & Quire and the CBC. Cherie was named Emerging Artist of the Year at the Ontario Premier’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts in 2014, and became the first Indigenous writer in residence at the Toronto Public Library. From the Georgian Bay Métis Community in Ontario, she now lives in Toronto.

Marina Endicott


Marina Endicott’s novel Good to a Fault won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best Book, Canada and the Caribbean, and was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. Her next, The Little Shadows, was short-listed for the Governor General’s award and long-listed for the Giller Prize, as was her last book, Close to Hugh. Endicott lives in Alberta most of the time.

Philip Huynh

British Columbia

Philip Huynh was born in Vancouver, B.C., where his parents met after fleeing Vietnam during the war.  A graduate of the University of British Columbia, Huynh is also a practicing lawyer. Huynh’s stories have been widely published in literary journals. His fiction have also been published in two editions of the Journey Prize anthology and cited for distinction in The Best American Stories. He lives in Richmond, B.C., with his wife and twin daughters.

Bill Richardson

British Columbia

Bill Richardson lives in southwestern Manitoba, in the rural municipality of Louise, and in Vancouver’s West End, which is where the eight linked stories in his new collection, I Saw Three Ships (Talonbooks) are set. This fall, he’s the writer in residence at the University of Manitoba’s Centre for Creative Writing and Oral Culture.


Rhea Tregebov

British Columbia

Rhea Tregebov is an award-winning poet and celebrated author of children’s picture books. She was born in Saskatoon and raised in Winnipeg. Her first novel, The Knife Sharpener’s Bell, was listed in the Globe and Mail‘s top 100 books. Tregebov worked for many years as a freelance writer and editor in Toronto. From 2004 to 2017 she taught in the UBC Creative Writing Program. Now an Associate Professor Emerita, she continues to live and write in Vancouver., @RheaTregebov