Teen fiction is all the rage these days, with series like Twilight and The Hunger Games flying off bookshelves all over town.
For a chance to meet an award-winning teen fiction writer, head over to the McGill branch of the Burnaby Public Library tonight (Nov. 14) from 7 to 8 p.m. to hear Vancouver writer Carrie Mac read from and discuss her work, as well as answer all your burning questions about youth lit.
Mac has published several teen novels, including The Opposite of Tidy, The Beckoners, The Gryphon Project and the Triskelia trilogy.
Some of her accolades include the Arthur Ellis YA award, the Stellar Book Award, several CLA Honour books and the Sheila A.
Egoff Children's Literature Prize, which she was awarded for The Gryphon Project. Mac is also a paramedic with the B.C. Ambulance Service. For more information about the reading event, call 604297-4803, or email julia.nel email@example.com. The library is located at 4595 Albert St.
Burnaby group Spoken INK welcomes guest author Linda Svendsen on Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 8 p.m. at La Fontana Caffé, to read from her latest novel, Sussex Drive.
Svendsen is a professor in the creative writing program at the University of British Columbia, who has won numerous awards for her work and been published in The Atlantic, Saturday Night, O. Henry Prize Stories, Best Canadian Stories and The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction. She is also the co-producer/writer of the miniseries Human Cargo, which garnered seven Gemini Awards and a George Foster Peabody Award.
Meet other writers and literary aficionados and hear some excerpts from Svenden's "startlingly funny and deeply satisfying satirical novel that makes the Canadian political scene accessible from the female perspective, behind the scenes at the top of the hill."
For more information, visit www.BurnabyWritersNews.blog spot.com or email bwscafe@gmail. com. The cafe is at 101-3701 East Hastings St., and the open mike signup starts at 7: 30 p.m.