Looking forward to being at a session with Aislinn Hunter, Valerie Patrick, and Meghan Savage at the BC Library Conference this Thursday from 11:00am to 12:15pm. The Session is titled Reading for Change: how reading leads to action:
Far from being a solitary activity, reading has the power to transform our communities and our lives—to make us more engaged citizens and to spur us to action. In a world where global events have effects and consequences that impact our local communities, we need to consider how reading contributes to the dialogue surrounding global issues including human rights, refugees, war, terrorism, politics, racism, violence, and immigration. Reading is not just for fun. Books are often the catalysts for change and have great influence on our actions and our opinions.
To discuss this important topic, join panelists Renée Sarojini Saklikar, award-winning author of children of air india and Surrey Poet Laureate; Dr. Aislinn Hunter, award-winning author of The World Before Us and Kwantlen Polytechnic University Creative Writing Instructor; Valerie Patrick, moderator of the Vancouver Amnesty International Book Club and Information Services Librarian at Surrey Libraries; and moderator Meghan Savage, Information Services Librarian at Surrey Libraries and member of the BCLA Readers’ Advisory Interest Group. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and participate in the discussion.”