Festival Weekend – September 26-27

september, 2020

26sep2:30 pm3:00 pmVirtual EventThe Year Shakespeare Ruined My LifeDani Jansen, Moderator: Angela Misri2:30 pm - 3:00 pm EST

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A reading with author Dani Jansen from The Year Shakespeare Ruined My Life. For teens and young adult readers.

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Angela Misri is an award-winning journalist, author and educator. Her detective series, called The Portia Adams Adventures, is set in the 1930s, and her first middle-grade series is called Tales of the Apocalypse, and the first book, Pickles vs the Zombies and was published by Cormorant books (2019). The second book in the series is called Trip of the Dead and will be out in the spring of 2021.

Dani Jansen

Dani Jansen is a teacher and writer who lives in Montreal. She should probably also be ashamed to tell people that she named her cats after punctuation symbols (Ampersand and Em-Dash, in case you’re curious). For more information about Dani please visit danijansen.ca


The Year Shakespeare Ruined My Life

Alison Green, desperate Valedictorian-wannabe, agrees to produce her school’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. That’s her first big mistake. The second is accidentally saying yes to a date with her oldest friend, Jack, even though she’s crushing on Charlotte. Alison manages to stay positive, even when her best friend starts referring to the play as “Ye Olde Shakespearean Disaster.” Alison must cope with the misadventures that befall the play if she’s going to survive the year. She’ll also have to grapple with what it means to be “out” and what she might be willing to give up for love.

AuthorDani Jansen


(Saturday) 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm EST