The School Section is pleased to invite you to "An Evening with Don Aker," held in conjunction with the Canadian Children's Book Centre.
Don Aker is the award-winning author of 20 books, among them several bestselling novels for teens including The First Stone, The Fifth Rule, Running on Empty, and Delusion Road. The father of two daughters, Don has worked as a high school teacher, a literacy mentor, and a university instructor, and he is quick to point out that his work with teenagers shapes his realistic fiction. "Every novel I've ever written has grown out of my interactions with young people."
Don's experience as an educator not only informs his writing but also makes him ideally suited to give author talks and workshops for both students and teachers. "More than anything," he says, "I enjoy presenting to teens. I'm always floored by their courage and their honesty."
When: Monday, May 4th, at 7PM
Where: Westmount Public Library
4574 Rue Sherbrooke O, Westmount, QC H3Z 1G1
Cost: Free and open to the public.
We hope to see you there! Please feel free to bring along any teens whom you think might be interested.