An Evening with Yasuko Thanh and Carla Funk
7 p.m. Shoal Centre, 10030 Resthaven Drive, Sidney, B.C.
Tickets $10 (including refreshments) are available online and at Tanner’s Books. A package of tickets to all three events in the Spring 2020 Reading Series are available for $20 at Tanner’s Books only. All proceeds from ticket sales will go to support the 2021 Sidney and Peninsula Literary Festival.
About the Authors
Yasuko Thanh is an award-winning novelist and short story writer from Vancouver Island. The title story from her collection Floating Like the Deadwon the Journey Prize for the best story published in Canada in 2009 and one of the stories won an Arthur Ellis Award for Best Crime Short Story. Her first novel, Mysterious Fragrance of the Yellow Mountains, a historical tale set in Vietnam, won the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize in 2016. With her latest, Mistakes to Run With, Thanh turns to nonfiction for the first time, writing about her turbulent coming-of-age in B.C.
Carla Funk was born and raised in Vanderhoof, one of the earliest Mennonite settlements in British Columbia, Canada. She is the author of five books of poetry, the former poet laureate for the City of Victoria, and a recipient of the Malahat Review’s esteemed Constance Rooke Nonfiction Prize. After teaching in UVic’s Writing Department for 15 years, Carla now works as an editor and manuscript consultant and leads private writing classes in her home. Every Little Scrap and Wonder, a memoir about childhood in a small town, was published in October by Greystone Books. She’s currently at work on a follow-up coming-of-age memoir, due out in 2021.