By The Lake Book Club Featuring Tanya Turton
February 21 at 7:00pm
Join Tanya Turton for a conversation about her new book. Writing from multiple points of view, Turton deftly paints the portrait of Jade, a young woman grappling with the loss of her twin sister and navigating life as a young black queer woman in this comical novel that tackles relationships, race, sexuality, loss and becoming an adult.
By the Lake Book Club offers six Tuesday-night events, between February and December featuring leading Canadian authors in conversation with Humber College graduates and alumni. Each in-person event includes a reading, discussion, audience Q&A and book-signing. Virtual events are subtitled live and provide online viewing and audio.
Date: February 21 at 7–8:45pm
Where: By The Lake Book Club events are held at the Assembly Hall, in the heart of South Etobicoke. A virtual only ticket is also available.
Cost: $10 – $28
Hailing from Kingston, Jamaica, and raised in Toronto, Tanya Turton is an award-winning entrepreneur, storyteller, wellness educator, and mental health advocate. Using storytelling, safe space, and education, Tanya has created safer spaces for Black women, LGBTQ community members, and youth to feel heard, seen, and witnessed. Over the years she has launched two initiatives: Adornment Stories, a grassroots non-profit for Black women and femmes navigating mental health challenges by using beauty and digital storytelling to transform their experiences; and NiaZamar: Redefining Beauty, an educational platform where Tanya shares a wealth of knowledge in fields of self and collective care and intersectional wellness. Her writing can be found in Shameless magazine, providing safe space and guiding tools for self-love. Her work centres on early engagement mental health initiatives and intersectional frameworks of engagement.
This Assembly Hall program is presented in partnership with Humber College’s Faculty of Media & Creative Arts and the Toronto International Festival of Authors.
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