11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
In this panel, authors Kathy Kacer and Jordana Lebowitz, Nina Berkhout, and Samya Kullab engage with the everyday realities of those that live(d) through the tragedies of our world, no matter what side they are on.
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
“Some heroes are born, some are made,” but what if you were born a hero and never had to be one till now? Our heroes answer this question in the stories by Kate Blair, Sarah Raughley, and Cherie Dimaline.
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
In these stories, the heroines’ alliances are tested as well as their physical and mental strengths in worlds wonderfully created by Lesley Livingston, Elly Blake, and Kristen Ciccarelli. Basically, #queens.
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
Whether fighting alone to get back to family or fighting with family to protect the people you call home, Aviaq Johnston and Rick Revelle’s books explore the ways we fight for what we love.
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
At younger ages than most, the characters in Heather T. Smith and Danielle Younge-Ullman’s books leave home and, from this, discover themselves and how they function in the world around them.
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
What happens when you know the truth about someone (perhaps that person being yourself) but everyone else doesn’t see this truth? Or vice versa? Jennifer Gold, S.K Ali, Liane Shaw, and M-E Girard show us the difference between perception and…
5:15 PM - 6:00 PM
BAM! Toronto Youth Slam is Toronto’s only monthly youth poetry slam providing a platform for young spoken word poets, rhyme-slingers, and wordsmiths across Toronto and the GTA. From a collection of spoken word poetry workshops in schools, to monthly local…