The Vancouver International Writers and Readers Festival takes place in October however throughout the year they also organize a series of special events with internationally-acclaimed authors. Coming in March, they will be presenting bestselling author Jodi Picoult (My Sister’s Keeper, Handle with Care). Picoult will read from her new novel, Sing You Home, accompanied by guitarist Ellen Wilber.
“Popular author Picoult tackles the controversial topic of gay rights in her latest powerful taleâ€¦Told from the perspectives of all three major characters, Picoultâ€™s gripping novel explores all sides of hot-button issue.” – Booklist
The reading will take place at St Andrewâ€™s-Wesley United Church (Nelson at Burrard) at 7:30pm, Sunday March 13, 2011. Tickets are $21 general/$19 students and are available online or by calling (604) 629-8849.
In addition to the special event with Jodi Picoult, this spring the VIWF will present 2010 Man Booker Prize winner Howard Jacobson, bestselling author Simon Winchester and two of Canadaâ€™s most acclaimed writers, Elizabeth Hay and Miriam Toews. The VIWF has also recently launched Incite, a free regular reading series in partnership with Vancouver Public Library.
If you would like to win tickets to Picoult’s reading March 13, please leave a comment naming your favourite book or one that you love to read over and over again. I will draw one winner at 12:00pm March 1, 2011.
Update The winner is Lia – have a great time at the reading!