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Writing Teen and YA Novels with Gail Anderson-Dargatz and Tanya Lloyd Kyi, moderated by Lindsay Wong

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Join the BC and Yukon Book Prizes for Storied: Discussions on Books, Publishing and the Creative Process.
On Wednesday, August 25th, 2021, BC and Yukon Book Prize finalists Gail Anderson-Dargatz, author of Ride Home and Tanya Lloyd Kyi, author of Me and Banksy will discuss writing teen and YA novels with moderator Lindsay Wong, author of My Summer of Love and Misfortune.
The event will begin at 7pm and finishes at 8pm.
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Funding for the Storied Series is thanks to Heritage Canada, Creative BC, the Government of BC and the Canada Council for the Arts.
About the panelists and moderator:

Gail Anderson-Dargatz’s international bestsellers, The Cure for Death by Lightning and A Recipe for Bees were both finalists for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. A Recipe for Bees was also nominated for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. The Spawning Grounds was nominated for the Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic, the Ontario Library Association Evergreen Award, and was short-listed for the Canadian Authors Association Literary Award for fiction. Her upcoming novel, The Almost Wife, is a thriller.
Gail also writes hi-lo books for the educational market. Her book, Iggy’s World, was a Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection and shortlisted for the Chocolate Lily Book Awards. The Ride Home was short-listed for a BC and Yukon Book Prize, the Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize. Gail taught in the UBC CW MFA optional-residency program for nearly a decade. She now offers developmental edits and mentors writers in on her online teaching forums. For more, check out her website: Or follow her on Twitter @AndersonDargatz

Tanya Lloyd Kyi is the award-winning author of more than 25 books for children and young adults, including Me and Banksy, Mya’s Strategy to Save the World, and This Is Your Brain on Stereotypes. She writes about science, social issues, and history, or a mix of the three. Tanya lives in Vancouver with her husband and two teenaged children. She’s a huge fan of street art, but hasn’t launched her graffiti career…yet.

Lindsay Wong is the author of the critically-acclaimed, award winning and bestselling memoir The Woo Woo, which won the Hubert-Evans Prize in Nonfiction in 2019. It has been optioned for TV by NBC/Escape Artists. She has also written a YA novel for Simon Pulse entitled My Summer of Love and Misfortune. Her debut collection of “immigration horror stories” (2022) and a comedic horror novel (2023) are both forthcoming from Viking/Penguin Random House Canada. She holds a BFA in creative writing from the University of British Columbia and an MFA in literary nonfiction from Columbia University. She is currently an adjunct professor of creative writing at The University of British Columbia and is based in Burnaby, B.C.
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2021-08-25 @ 07:00 PM to
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