This evening takes place as part of the literary event Read for the Cure. Find out more about this event.
GURJINDER BASRAN’S debut novel, Everything Was Good-bye, was awarded the 2011 Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize. Gurjinder was named by the CBC as one of "Ten Canadian women writers you need to read". Gurjinder studied Creative Writing at Simon Fraser University. She lives in Delta, BC.
Photo: Karolina Turek
WAYNE JOHNSTON was born and raised in the St. John's area of Newfoundland. His #1 nationally bestselling novels include The Divine Ryans, A World Elsewhere, The Custodian of Paradise, The Navigator of New York and The Colony of Unrequited Dreams, which has been made into a stage play and is being developed as a TV series. Johnston is also the author of the Charles Taylor Prize-winning and bestselling memoir, Baltimore's Mansion. He lives in Toronto.
Photo: Mark Raynes Roberts
TIMOTHY TAYLOR Now recognized by both reviewers and readers as one of Canada’s prose masters, Timothy Taylor took a somewhat unexpected route in establishing his writing career. After completing an economics degree at the University of Alberta and an MBA at the Queen’ s School of Business, Taylor worked for four years in commercial banking, during which time he arranged to transfer from Toronto to his childhood home of Vancouver, where he still lives. However, Taylor had known since he was a child that he wanted to write, so he made the decision to leave his job and try to make a go of it, establishing his own Pacific fisheries consulting practice in order to give his new freelance writing career some stability. His first novel, Stanley Park, was shortlisted for the Giller Prize, the City of Vancouver Book Award, the Ethel Wilson Award and the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize.
Photo: David Middleton
Early bird: $95 - Until August 3, 2018
Regular: $115 - From August 4, 2018
Minimum number of tickets: 4
Early bird: $105 - Until August 3, 2018
Regular: $125 - From August 4, 2018
Until August 3, you can have your books shipped to you by paying an additional shipping fee of $10. Books will be mailed to you by the beginning of September.
75% of the funds raised at the Vancouver event will be donated to the Cancer Research Society. 25% will be donated to the BC Cancer Foundation.
How does it work? Two rates are available for the Read for the Cure tickets. A “Reserved Seating” rate, which guarantees priority seating at the event. We recommend purchasing “reserved seating” tickets to any group of four or more wishing to be seated together. The second rate is General Admission. By purchasing a General Admission ticket, your position in the room is not pre-established. Therefore, we suggest that you arrive early to choose your seat among those available.
What's included? Ticketholders receive three books by the authors involved, compliments of Penguin Random House Canada. They also get access to a nice cocktail, exciting raffle and an auction table to have a chance to bid on one or more of our great prizes. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres are served and a cash bar service is available. A Q&A session and a book signing with the authors complete the event.