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Book Launch: Girl Minus X
November 26, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join Anne Stone and guests Hiromi Goto and Emily Pohl-Weary for a riveting discussion in celebration of 𝘎𝘪𝘳𝘭 𝘔𝘪𝘯𝘶𝘴 𝘟, a new speculative fiction title published by Wolsak & Wynn.
“𝘎𝘪𝘳𝘭 𝘔𝘪𝘯𝘶𝘴 𝘟 is what happens when great writing meets a mesmeric, page-turning plot. The best speculative fiction captures what we dimly imagine but intimately feel; and this book wins in its gripping tale of intense social crises, complicated family members, dismal pressures from school and a young woman awakening to her own uncanny power. Anne Stone will captivate both teens and adults alike.” – David Chariandy, author of 𝘚𝘰𝘶𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘺𝘢𝘯𝘵 and 𝘉𝘳𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳
Signed copies of 𝘎𝘪𝘳𝘭 𝘔𝘪𝘯𝘶𝘴 𝘟 are available for purchase through @MassyBooks.
About the Speakers:
Anne Stone’s latest novel, 𝘎𝘪𝘳𝘭 𝘔𝘪𝘯𝘶𝘴 𝘟 (Fall 2020), tells the story of a girl with an eidetic memory and a traumatic past, navigating a world in which a slow creeping virus erodes memory. Publishers Weekly called the novel “a prismatic look at disaster striking people already in crisis.” www.annestone.ca
Emily Pohl-Weary is an award-winning author. Her most recent books are 𝘎𝘩𝘰𝘴𝘵 𝘚𝘪𝘤𝘬, a poetry collection about trauma and the changing Toronto neighbourhood where she grew up, and 𝘕𝘰𝘵 𝘠𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘖𝘳𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘢𝘳𝘺 𝘞𝘰𝘭𝘧 𝘎𝘪𝘳𝘭, a young adult novel about a rockstar who gets bitten by a giant dog and
starts to change. Her previous books include a ghost love story, a female superhero anthology, a biography, and a girl pirate comic. She teaches writing for teens and speculative fiction in the UBC Creative Writing Program, and is working on a new teen novel.
Hiromi Goto is a writer and editor who can’t stop writing across genres. She’s published 7 books for both adults and youth. Recently she moved from Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-waututh Territories to Lekwungen Territory. Her first graphic novel, 𝘚𝘩𝘢𝘥𝘰𝘸 𝘓𝘪𝘧𝘦, with artist Ann Xu, will be published in early 2021 with First Second Books.
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