LIVE presentation via ZOOM followed by a Q&A
Social activist, feminist, and sensational debut talent on the literary stage, Jen Ferguson knows a lot about the power of words. In her multi-award-winning breakout novel, The Summer of Bitter and Sweet, she lends keen insight into the emotional journey of self-discovery as told through Lou, a young adult seeking to understand her past, her family, and her sexual identity.
Jen Ferguson joins us virtually to talk about her experience as an emerging novelist and her passion to add her unique voice as a storyteller and force for positive change.
Selected accolades for The Summer of Bitter and Sweet
2022 Governor General's Literary Award for Young People's Literature - Winner
2022 Cybils' Award for Young Adult - Winner
2023 Stonewall Honor Book
Ontario Library Association Best Bet Book of 2022
About Jen Ferguson
Jen Ferguson is Michif/Métis and white and has a PhD in English and creative writing. Her debut novel, The Summer of Bitter and Sweet, received great acclaim. She lives in Cedar Rapids, IA, and teaches at Coe College.
Presented in partnership with Harper Collins Canada.
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