Thompson Rivers University

Writing, Activism and Getting Published in Turbulent Times

Award-winning local author George Johnson talks about how his long-time commitment to social justice informs his writing. His most recent publications—How Hope Became an Activist and Marisa and the Mountains—are children’s picture books which address the need for stories of empathy, hope and positive change. Johnson will talk about how he created these books and the process of publication.

This will be a virtual event on December 2 at 7 p.m. (PST): Tune in here

George Johnson is an English Professor and Chair of the English and Modern Languages Department at Thompson Rivers University. Johnson is also an award-winning screenwriter, playwright and children’s author. Johnson’s work reflects his long-time advocacy for social justice and exemplifies his belief that literature can create empathy in readers.

This is a Gift of Learning event—TRU’s gift to faculty, staff, alumni, students, parents… everyone eager to listen and learn!