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.
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.