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K Jane Watt Signs
Ladner, Sep 7

Cole and Watt Talk about their New Book, The Girl Who Writes

Join artist and book designer
Richard Cole and writer K. Jane Watt at
Black Bond Ladner on September 7th at 2:00 pm
as they read their new book, and talk about their previous book, The Boy Who Writes (2013) shortlisted for the national Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book award and the Chocolate Lily award.  

These books are richly textured and appeal to a range of readers.  Watt notes, "We have workshopped them in schools from K to 12 and are humbled and inspired by the amazing responses we get from students as we talk about the power of perseverance and the wonder of language."




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Judy McFarlane
Q&A

Tuesday August 26th at 6:30 pm
Reading, Q&A, and book signing with Judy McFarlane, author of Writing with Grace
Book Warehouse on Main Street
4118 Main Street, Vancouver
604 879 7737

“I don’t know how to describe me as a real person.”—From “My Real Truth,” a poem by Grace Chen

“Put her away and forget about her.” This was the blunt advice Grace Chen’s grandfather gave Grace’s parents when she was born with Down syndrome.

Twenty-four years later, Grace writes, “I always dream to be a famous writer.” When Judy McFarlane is asked if she will help Grace, she realizes she holds deep, unacknowledged fears—that Grace will be a dull-eyed young woman who can’t read, let alone write, that she might become agitated, even lash out. But the idea that Grace wants to be a writer, a dream McFarlane gave up when she was young, captures McFarlane. She helps Grace write her book and travels with Grace when she gives a copy of it to her grandfather.

Writing with Grace is the inspiring and informative story of the journey Grace and Judy have taken together. It relates the often dark history of Down syndrome, something the Canadian Down Syndrome Society maintains is “not a birth defect or illness” but “a naturally occurring chromosomal arrangement that has always been part of the human condition.” It also tells a universal story of moving from a deep fear of the ‘other,’ to seeing the world through the eyes of the ‘other’, to Judy truly understanding when Grace says, “my real truth is too scary. I like to hide my real truth.”

With honest introspection and keen insight, McFarlane delves into what it takes to face one’s own prejudice, what it means to live a full life and believe you are worthy. From a young woman who is marginalized by society, McFarlane learns how much courage it takes to follow a dream when everyone tells you it’s impossible.




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Caroline Adderson
September 9

Caroline Adderson's new book
will launch on
Tuesday, September 9, at 7pm
Book Warehouse on Main Street
4118 Main Street, Vancouver

For more information please call 604 879 7737




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Online Newsletter   20th August, 2014