Author's Talk at West Vancouver Secondary School
As part of his recent North American tour, which took in parts of the West Coast and Missouri, Tyler had the privilege of doing a guest talk at West Vancouver Secondary School, with students from grades 10-12. This represented something of a homecoming for Tyler, who grew up on the North Shore. Excitingly, his debut coming-of-age novel, Fireball, is now being taught as part of the English 12 curriculum at West Van. The novel is set largely on the North Shore, and has had particular resonance and impact there: the students in attendance were perceptive, engaged, and had some incredibly astute observations to make about the text. Tyler has actually told us at his publicity team that it 'was one of the best events I've ever been part of', and full credit is due to the students for that, as well as their teacher and event host, Matthew Muselius. Here's hoping these drop-in talks will become something of a tradition!