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Ottawa Reads YA: Tanya Boteju

Join Tanya Boteju, acclaimed author of Kings, Queens, and In-Betweens, as she shares her latest YA novel, Bruised, and talks about the writing process. Bruised is a coming-of-age story about a teen girl navigating first love, identity, and grief as she immerses herself in the colorful, brutal, beautiful world of roller derby.

In this writing workshop led by Tanya, you are welcome to come with your questions about writing. If you're a teen looking to learn about writing, this is the workshop for you!

Tanya Boteju is an English teacher and writer living on unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations (Vancouver, Canada).

She completed her English and Education degrees at the University of British Columbia, then spent time in New York attaining her Master of Arts through Columbia University’s Teachers College.

Most recently, Tanya received a Creative Writing Certificate through Simon Fraser University’s Writer’s Studio. Her writing life has mostly consisted of teaching writing in Vancouver, where she has continually been inspired by the brilliant young people in her midst.

Register for a Zoom link.

This event will also be streamed live on Ottawa Public Library Facebook.