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Return from Vancouver Writers Fest

Photo of Benjamin Lefebvre, a forty-something white man with dark hair, dark glasses, and a grey beard, wearing a blue coat and beige pants, smiling for the camera and holding a purple pen in his left hand as he signs a copy of his book, /In the Key of Dale/, surrounded by piles of books and flanked by a leafy plant behind him.
Photo courtesy of Book Warehouse

I had a wonderful time last week at the Vancouver Writers Fest, where I participated on a discussion panel with Malinda Lo (moderated by Tanya Boteju), met three groups of Grade 10 students at a North Vancouver high school (the earthquake drill halfway through my visit will make that experience unforgettable!), and got acquainted with fellow writers of all ages.

Thanks so much to Book Warehouse on Granville Island for asking me to sign copies of In the Key of Dale (Arsenal Pulp Press), for taking this photo of me, and for everything it does to support writers, especially those participating at this festival.

Judging by the amount of books I bought and lugged home, all I can say is I’m grateful that the festival tote bag is made of reinforced material!

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