Moderator: Carol Shaben
Youth under 30: $15.00
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Annahid Dashtgard dedicates Breaking the Ocean, her powerful memoir on race, rebellion and reconciliation, to “anyone who has struggled to belong.” Indeed, often the most fascinating lives are forged in hardship. These deft authors bravely interweave their own experiences into insights on our most pressing social issues. Prepare to be surprised, moved and entertained by Dashtgard, alongside award-winning Reuters reporter, Anna Mehler Paperny, whose darkly funny memoir Hello I Want To Die Please Fix Me depicts both her own struggle with depression and a deeply flawed healthcare system; and former VPD detective, Lorimer Shenher, who shares a deeply honest portrayal of his mid-life coming of age and gender transition, in his acclaimed memoir, This One Looks Like a Boy.
About the moderator:
Carol Shaben is an award-winning author and journalist. Her first book, Into the Abyss, was a national bestseller and national nonfiction award winner, and her most recent book, The Marriott Cell, co-written with journalist Mohamed Fahmy, was long listed for the 2018 RBC Taylor Prize and named one of The Globe & Mail’s 100 Best Books of the Year. She is the recipient of two National Magazine Awards including a Gold Medal for Investigative Journalism.