Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Canadian Children's Book Week Author Patrick Weekes. Victoria Children's Roundtable

People Who Aren't You: Writing Diversity
Canadian Children’s Book Week Touring Author: Patrick Weekes

Monday, May 6, 2019 at 7:30 pm

Saanich Centennial Branch, Greater Victoria Public Library, 3110 Tillicum Road (by Pearkes Arena)
Browse books for sale from School House Teaching Supplies and Children’s Bookstore.

Author will be available for book signing.
Drop-in; $7, Members; free. Doors open at 7 pm

In this presentation, Patrick will talk about creating characters whose race, culture, gender and/or sexual orientation differ from his own. Patrick addresses the process of designing a character, determining their motivations and mannerisms, and seeing the world through their eyes. He discusses his use of “sensitivity readers” to avoid stereotypical thinking, and how to recognize and avoid cultural appropriation.



Patrick Weekes, originally from California, moved to Alberta in 2005 to join the BioWare writing team. Since then, he has written for the first three games of the Mass Effect series, as well as Dragon Age: Inquisition. Patrick's novels include fantasy and science fiction for teen and adult readers. 
He is the author of the Rogues of the Republic fantasy series, as well as the modern-day science-fiction novel Feeder.

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