Writers Fest Presents: Nowhere to Grow But Up

  • October 18, 2016
  • Times: Starting:10:00 AM
  • Location: Granville Island Stage
  • Address:
  • 1585 Johnston St
  • Vancouver, BC V6H 3R9
  • Admission: $17 / 9.50
  • Phone: 604.681.6330

We all have to grow up, but it’s not often easy. Four authors present their views on the challenges teens face. Ann Y.K. Choi’s novel tackles the struggles of being caught between two cultures: from the protagonist’s Korean mother’s traditional expectations to learning what it means to be Canadian. With wry humour, Ivan Coyote’s memoir recounts growing up as a tomboy in Canada’s Yukon. In Ashley Little’s novel, Tucker’s mom is a touring stripper and he’s sent to live in a youth group home. Lisa Moore talks about her first novel for young adult readers, in which 16-year-old Flannery’s mother can’t pay the heating bills and young love is a potent and potentially damaging experience. You’re not as alone as you may think through the highs and lows of your teen years.

Suitable for Grades 10-12 and adults
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Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Granville Island Stage
$17 / 9.50

Writers Fest Presents: Nowhere to Grow But Up
1585 Johnston St