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Library and Archives Canada395 Wellington street
6:30pm

A Life in Pictures

with Christina Wong, Daniel Innes and Tessa Hulls
Hosted by Kim Quiogue Andrews

A Life in Pictures

with Christina Wong, Daniel Innes and Tessa Hulls
Hosted by Kim Quiogue Andrews
3
Friday
May
6:30pm
Library and Archives Canada
395 Wellington street
Christina Wong
Daniel Innes
Tessa Hulls

Join the University of Ottawa’s Kim Quiogue Andrews for a deep dive into two remarkable books that combine written language with illustrated storytelling: Canada Reads finalist, Denison Avenue and the graphic memoir, Feeding Ghosts . Christina Wong and Tessa Hulls will be here in person and Daniel Innes will join the conversation virtually from Japan.

 

Bringing together ink artwork and fiction, Denison Avenue by Daniel Innes (illustrations) and Christina Wong (text) follows the elderly Wong Cho Sum in Toronto’s gentrifying Chinatown–Kensington Market. A poignant meditation on loss, aging, gentrification, and the barriers that Chinese Canadian seniors experience in big cities, Denison Avenue beautifully combines visual art, fiction, and the endangered Toisan dialect to create a book that is truly unforgettable.

 

In her evocative, genre-defying graphic memoir, Feeding Ghosts, Tessa Hulls tells the story of three generations of women: her grandmother, Sun Yi; her mother, Rose; and herself. Extensively researched and gorgeously rendered, it is a vivid journey into the beating heart of one family, set against the dark backdrop of modern Chinese history.

 

Books are available from our friends at Perfect Books.

 

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