Date : November 4, 2020
Where : Virtual
Time : 7:30 p.m.
Prices : Starting at $25

Logo Read for the CureRead for the Cure is an inspiring annual literary event where book lovers come together with bestselling authors for an incredible evening to support cancer research.



  • Receive three books by the featured authors, compliments of Penguin Random House Canada, delivered right to your door!
  • Q&A session with the authors & exclusive giveaways during our virtual event this fall
  • Enjoy connecting with your favourite authors from the comfort of your own home


This edition of Read for the Cure features:



Cherie Dimaline is the author of Empire of Wild, a national bestseller and Indigo’s #1 Best Book of 2019. Her young adult novel The Marrow Thieves shot to the top of the bestseller lists when it was published in 2017, and has remained there for three years. Cherie was named Emerging Artist of the Year at the Ontario Premier’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts in 2014, and... + Read more


LARA PRESCOTT received her MFA from the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas, Austin. She was previously an animal protection advocate and a political campaign operative. Her stories have appeared in The Southern Review, The Hudson Review, Crazyhorse, Day One,and Tin House Flash Fridays. She won the 2016 Crazyhorse Fiction Prize for the first chapter of... + Read more


IAN WILLIAMS is the author of Personals, shortlisted for the Griffin Poetry Prize and the Robert Kroetsch Poetry Book Award; Not Anyone’s Anything, winner of the Danuta Gleed Literary Award; and You Know Who You Are, a finalist for the ReLit Prize for poetry. He was named as one of ten Canadian writers to watch by CBC... + Read more


MI-JUNG LEE is a veteran investigative journalist and co-anchors CTV News at Six Vancouver with Scott Roberts. Before this role, her reporting won numerous awards for excellence. In 2017, she won a RTDNA award for her coverage of the opioid crisis in Vancouver. In 2016, Lee broke stories on Sexual Harassment Claims at WestJet – stories that earned her a Webster Award for best TV reporting. Her investigative reports have also won numerous RTDNA awards for excellence in journalism. The hidden camera investigations included stories on the underground world of massage parlours that sell sex, a “natural health doctor” claiming to cure cancer and how casinos fail to protect problem gamblers. Born in South Korea, she has lived in Vancouver since she was four. She graduated from the University of British Columbia with an English Literature degree and Ryerson University with a degree in Journalism. Lee is also a cancer survivor and has spoken numerous times for charities raising money to fund cancer research. She lives in Vancouver with her husband and two sons.

Useful info

  • Tickets are available in two formats:
    • Digital Event + Books: provides you with the three books of the authors above, delivered straight to your doorstep, as well as a ticket to our digital event, hosted by a superstar emcee.
    • Digital Event Only: provides you with a ticket to our digital event where you can experience a unique discussion between the authors and the emcee about their experiences and stories.
  • We also have a VIP Ticket option for exclusive access to all five 2020 Read for the Cure events available with or without the books.
  • More information is available directly on our Eventbrite page.


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