This event is free, and will take place on THURSDAY, 24 NOVEMBER 2022 in the Peña Room at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre (UBC Library, Vancouver Campus) between 7PM-8:30PM. Refreshments will be served!
Join Thistledown Press & Annick Press for a double author reading featuring Tanya Bellehumeur-Allatt, author of Peacekeeper’s Daughter, and Michelle Barker, author of My Long List of Impossible Things.
This event was made possible through the financial assistance of the Canada Council through The Writers’ Union of Canada.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Born in Germany to French-Canadian parents, Tanya Bellehumeur-Allatt grew up on various army bases across Canada, from Quebec’s North Shore to Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. When she was twelve years old, her family moved to Tiberius, Israel, where her father served as a United Nations peacekeeper on the Golan Heights. When war broke out with Lebanon, Tanya and her family moved to Beirut, where they lived for seven months, at the height of the Lebanese civil war. Tanya’s journal from 1982-1983 became the seeds of her memoir, Peacekeeper’s Daughter. Tanya holds an MA in English Literature from McGill University and an MFA in Creative Writing from UBC. She lives in Quebec’s Eastern Townships with her husband and four children. Find out more about Tanya and her writing at https://tanyaallattbellehumeur.com
Michelle Barker is an award-winning author who lives in Vancouver, BC. Her newest novel My Long List of Impossible Things, came out in 2020 with Annick Press. She is the author of The House of One Thousand Eyes, which was named a Kirkus Best Book of the Year and won numerous awards including the Amy Mathers Teen Book Award. She’s also the author of the historical picture book, A Year of Borrowed Men, as well as the fantasy novel, The Beggar King, and a chapbook, Old Growth, Clear-Cut: Poems of Haida Gwaii. Her fiction, non-fiction and poetry have appeared in literary reviews around the world. Michelle holds an MFA in creative writing from UBC and works as a senior editor at The Darling Axe.