Meet Canada’s Newest Literary Star and Support Children’s Literacy

Special event Tuesday March 21 hosted by JJ Lee

Photo by Rawi Hage

Book Clubs, Friends, Neighbours, #canlit Aficionados, Supporters of Children’s Literacy – get your tickets now before it’s too late! 

New Westminster writer JJ Lee presents a literary salon evening with acclaimed novelist Madeleine Thien.

The event is a fundraiser for a wonderful organization, the One To One Literacy Society. One hundred per cent of the proceeds will go to their work tutoring children in elementary school who face reading challenges. Currently, they in talks to provide tutoring in New Westminster schools. Madeleine Thien will read selections from her latest book, Do Not Say We Have Nothing.

The New York Times describes the novel as “a beautiful, sorrowful work”. It’s going to be a lovely evening, in a lovely space with an incredible writer, who won the Governor-General’s and Giller prizes. Madeleine Thien is indeed, as the CBC says, “Canada’s newest literary star”. And now you can meet her in an exclusive, intimate literary event. There will be wine, cheese, beer, charcuterie, a roaring fire (only IN the fireplace, JJ promises), and book talk. Organizers thank Fresh St. Market and the Arts Council of New Westminster for their generous support.

Tickets are sold only in advance. Visit Eventbrite and get them NOW.

The event happens at 6:30 PM, Tuesday, March 21, at Centennial Lodge in Queens Park. 

If you’re unable to make it but would like to donate to One to One, please visit their website.  

Jen Arbo

Jen Arbo is the editor and co-publisher of Tenth to the Fraser. She's been writing for the site since 2007 and lives in Sapperton with her family. A project manager at heart, she also operates Hyack Interactive, a digital communications company. Find her on Twitter or Instagram.

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