Foster Care Readings

A Literary Presentation on Fostering, Foster Care, and Aging Out of Care


Nicola Harwood

David Ferguson

Beth Wilks

Christine Lowther

7pm on Monday, January 16

at Historic Joy Kogawa House

1450 West 64th Avenue, Vancouver


Nicola will read from Flight Instructions for the Commitment Impaired (Caitlin, 2016).

David will read from Era of a Foster Child (CreateSpace Independent Publishing, 2013).

Christine will read from her current work in progress while in residence at Historic Joy Kogawa House.

Beth will read from her article “Excuse Me, Lord: Religious Coercion in Foster Care.”

Readings will be followed by a question and answer period.

Books will be available for sale and signing.

Light refreshments will be served.

Admission by donation.

Please email to reserve a seat.

Also save the date, Sunday, January 29, for an event celebrating trees with Christine Lowther, Heidi Greco, and Mary-Lou Zeitoun.

Heidi Greco is a poet, novelist, editor, an arts activist, and an occasional instructor. Her writings have appeared in books, magazines and anthologies in Canada and the United States. In 2011, she won Ken Klonsky Award for her novella Shrinking Violets (Quattro, Toronto 2011). A longtime resident of Surrey, she has made valuable contributions to the city’s literary and cultural life; most recently, she successfully initiated Surrey’s Poet Laureate program.

Mary-Lou Zeitoun  is an author journalist and writing teacher. Her novel 13 (Porcupine’s Quill, 2002) won the New England book award for young adults and was voted best book of the year by the Globe and Mail and Now Magazine. She currently addresses cultural Middle Eastern and feminist issues in her work and, at Historic Joy Kogawa House, is finishing another young adult novel (I’m Not as Pretty as I Look) and an essay on the story of her Palestinian family’s move to Canada. She lives in Toronto.