2021 BC Writers Series presents Melanie Siebert

Updated 2021/09/07

2021/10/16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Mel Edgar
604-485-4796 ext 213
2021 BC Writers Series presents Melanie Siebert @ Virtual

Featuring real-life stories of people who have found hope and meaning in the midst of life’s struggles, Heads Up: Changing Minds on Mental Health is the go-to guide for teenagers who want to know about mental health, mental illness, trauma and recovery. 

Brought to you by the Powell River Friends of the Library, the Powell River Public Library presents author Melanie Siebert speaking about Heads Up: Changing Minds on Mental Health. Heads Up covers a lot of territory – from the troubled history of asylums to modern-day psychiatry. The book highlights the often overlooked impact of trauma and oppression. And it features diverse paths to healing, including Indigenous cultural approaches, trauma-informed yoga and hip hop, peer support and many others. But the heart of this book is the true stories of young people finding their way to understanding and hope.

Melanie Siebert is a therapist in Victoria, BC who works with youth and families. Heads Up: Changing Minds on Mental Health is a non-fiction guide to all things mental health, trauma and recovery for youth and the people who care about them. Melanie has a Master of Social Work and a Master of Fine Arts. Heads Up was finalist for the 2021 BC and Yukon Book Prizes, Sheila Egoff Children’s Literature prize.

The Powell River Public Library is thrilled to announce the third year of the BC Writers Series. This year, four virtual events in which four writers, and one illustrator highlight some of the best work in the province: youth fiction & non-fiction, adult non-fiction and picture books. Presenters will read from their works, share their process and answer your questions. Jordan Scott,  Sydney Smith, Sara Cassidy and Wendy Wickwire will be part of this series offered in partnership between the Powell River Friends of the Library and the Powell River Public Library.

To register for this talk or any talk in the series please complete this ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM

or email edgar@prpl.ca.

More about the BC Writers Series:

From poetry to memoir and historical fiction, the BC Writers Series aims to showcase the wide variety of work being published in the province.

The BC Writers Series includes readings and presentations as well as school visits for children and teens.

The Powell River Public Library is excited to add these four wonderful presenters to the list of the many we’ve been fortunate to host in the past, including Grant Lawrence, Mike McCardell, John Vaillant and Kyo Maclear.

These engaging and fun Library events are open to people of all ages, and are free.

For more information about all the events offered at the Library, visit our website at prpl.ca.