Alma Van Dusen Room

Be witness to some of the most intriguing and fascinating stories of heart, wisdom and life these authors have to offer.

above the law, beneath the surface

11:30am - 12:30pm

Eve Lazarus, Murder by Milkshake (Arsenal Pulp Press)

Curt Petrovich, Blamed and Broken: The Mounties and the Death of Robert Dziekanski (Dundurn Press)

Aaron Chapman, LIQUOR, LUST, AND THE LAW: The Story of Vancouver's Legendary Penthouse Nightclub (New and Revised) (Arsenal Pulp Press)

Host: Sam Wiebe

pen canada presents: the empty chair

12:40 - 1:40pm

Deborah Campbell, A Disappearance in Damascus (Knopf Canada)

Carol Shaben, Into the Abyss: How a Deadly Plane Crash Changed the Lives of a Pilot, a Politician, a Criminal and a Cop (Random House Canada)

John Vaillant, The Jaguar's Children (Mariner Books)

Host: Scott McIntyre

surviving the memoir

1:50 - 2:50pm

Lorimer Shenher, THIS ONE LOOKS LIKE A BOY: My Gender Journey to Life as a Man (Greystone)

Yasuko Thanh, Mistakes to Run With: A Memoir (Penguin Random House)

Lindsay Wong, The Woo-Woo: How I Survived Ice Hockey, Drug-Raids, Demons, And My Crazy Chinese Family (Arsenal Pulp Press)

Host: David Geary

healing roads

2:55 - 3:55pm

Erin Davis, Mourning has Broken (Harper Collins)

Becky Livingston, The Suitcase and the Jar (Caitlin Press)

Host: Leanne Boschman

reconciling history

4:00- 5:00pm

Jean Teillet, The North-West is Our Mother (Harper Collins)

Carolyn Parks Mintz, Resolve: The Story of the Chelsea Family and a First Nation Community's Will to Heal (Caitlin Press)

Host: Jonina Kirton