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CANCELLED: Growing Room Festival presents Alessandra Naccarato

March 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Growing Room Festival presents The Struggle is Real: Writing about Mental Health, with panelists Alessandra Naccarato, author of Re-Origin of Species, Emma Hansen, Addie Tsai, and Rebecca Salazar. Moderator: Lucia Misch.

Discussions around mental health and illnesses might have become marginally less stigmatized than before, but haven’t become any less challenging to navigate. In this panel, we invite four writers who have written thoughtfully about depression, loss, grief, addiction, and childhood trauma—Alessandra Naccarato, Emma Hansen, Addie Tsai, and Rebecca Salazar—to share how they negotiate the complexities of mental health in their poetry, fiction, and memoir writing while honouring their own boundaries.

Cost: Pay What You Can (recommended: $12.50). Register here.
ASL Interpretation Available by Request Before February 15, 2020.


March 14
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Rennie Hall, Emily Carr University,
520 East 1st Avenue
Vancouver, BC
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