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High School

with Tegan and Sara
Hosted by Kellylee Evans

High School

with Tegan and Sara
Hosted by Kellylee Evans
6
Tuesday
Oct
7:30pm
Please RSVP for this
Free event
Sara Quin - Photo by Trevor Brady
Tegan Quin - Photo by Trevor Brady

From iconic musicians Tegan and Sara comes a nostalgic memoir about high school, detailing their first loves and first songs in a compelling look back at their origin story. 

 

Ottawa’s own musical powerhouse Kellylee Evans hosts a conversation on the tangle of discordant and parallel memories of two sisters who grew up in distinct ways even as they lived just down the hall from one another.

 

High School is the revelatory and unique coming-of-age story of Sara and Tegan Quin, identical twins from Calgary Alberta, growing up in the height of grunge and rave culture in the 90s, well before they became the celebrated musicians and global LGBTQ icons we know today. 

 

While grappling with their identity and sexuality, often alone, they also faced academic meltdown, their parents’ divorce, and the looming pressure of what might come after high school. Written in alternating chapters from both Tegan’s point of view and Sara’s, the book is a raw account of the drugs, alcohol, love, music, and friendship they explored in their formative years.

 

A limited number of signed books are available from our friends at Perfect Books.

 

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