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Laisha Rosnau: The Lives of Girls & Women

  • Performance Works 1218 Cartwright Street Vancouver, BC, V6H 3R8 Canada (map)

Laisha Rosnau at Vancouver Writers Fest

The Lives of Girls & Women

The relationships we interweave with women as women are affirming, complex, life-giving. The deep histories of shared secrets and experiences with mothers, sisters, cousins, friends become enmeshed with our sense of self, as demonstrated in these novels—four of the hottest books of 2019 and already tipped for award lists. Mona Awad’s spellbinding Bunny shares ever familiar woes of close friendships in an unexpected form; Nazanine Hozar’s Aria has been praised by literary heavyweights from John Irving to Margaret Atwood for its haunting depiction of motherhood; Alix Ohlin delves into a poignant portrait of two sisters in the luminous Dual Citizens; and Laisha Rosnau’s Little Fortress asks how female bonds can be cemented and tested in isolation. Bring your favourite women for an evening that celebrates just that.

Earlier Event: October 19
Wine and Food Book Social with Becky Blake
Later Event: October 24
Laisha Rosnau: Prose Under Pressure