Teen Programs

We have two exciting teen focused programs on the schedule. Join us for free presentations aimed at teens or register to join our workshop hosted by the Arts Lab!

Free Teen Sessions

10:15 - 11:45  Conference Centre, Piper's Lagoon Lobby

10:15 ~ 10:45 Roundtable Discussion

David Alexander Robertson and Scott Henderson's graphic novels deal with some tough stuff such as the smallpox epidemic of 1870, and the residential school system of the 20th century and its legacy, as well as celebrating some of the great Indigenous figures from Canadian history - some who are well known and others who deserve to be part of history. 

They will be talking about their process in the Pipers Lagoon Lobby, Conference Centre from 10.15 to just before 11.00 on Saturday May 12th – a little bit of a roundtable discussion for any teens that are interested – and it’s free!!  Please come and join us.

11:00 ~ 11:45 Teen Author Panel from Rebel Mountain Press

Free public presentations aimed at teens from the published finalists of Rebel Mountain Press' "In Our Own Teen Voice" contest. The finalists will read the short stories and poems published in the annual anthology.

David Alexander Robertson

David A. Robertson is an award-winning writer who educates as well as entertains through his writings. He has worked closely with Scott Henderson on a number of projects.

Scott Henderson

Scott Henderson has worked as an illustrator for comics, portraiture, and advertising art. Scott has worked with David on a number of graphic novels including the bestselling graphic novel series 7 Generations

Teen Author Panel

Rebel Mountain Press presents the winners of their "In Our Own Voice" contest. These teens were published in Rebel Mountain Press' anthology.

Teen Mural Project

With David A. Robertson & Scott Henderson

Youth Speak: Collaborative Teen Mural Project
 

Saturday, May 12, 11 am - 5 pm

Hosted by the Nanaimo Art Gallery Arts Lab
Ages 13 - 18
$10 supplies and pizza lunch included 

Registration required: To register call 250.754.1750. Space is limited. 

Calling local teens who are curious, creative and collaborative! In partnership with Bookfest 2018, award-winning writer David A. Robertson and illustrator Scott B Henderson are teaming up to offer a workshop. Learn to communicate ideas through writing and illustration and work together to create a vibrant graphic style mural that will be showcased downtown. 

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          Original artwork by Cale Atkinson