The Bridge: Writing across the Binary with Author Keith Maillard

This spring (May 2021), Freehand Books will be publishing his memoir The Bridge: Writing across The Binary, in which local author Keith Maillard details his experiences growing up nonbinary in the 1940s, '50s, and '60s in West Virginia. His stories get at the heart of the problems of the rigid gender binary, and what it was like to grow up never knowing how or where he fit. This is an engaging, entertaining, and informative book -- Keith is a master storyteller and doesn't assume that his readers already have an understanding of gender or what "nonbinary" means. He simply shares his own experiences in this generous and engaging memoir. 

Please join us for this special event, where Keith will read from his book and discuss some of his experiences with those attending. 


Keith Maillard is the award-winning author of fourteen novels, one collection of poetry, and two memoirs -- including The Bridge. He has taught in the Creative Writing Program at UBC for over thirty years and lives in Vancouver.

This meeting will be held on Zoom. 

What you’ll need to attend: a computer with microphone (or headphones) and webcam, or your smartphone/tablet.

Registration required. Register online or call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175. Zoom link will be sent to those registered in advance of the meeting date.


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Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm


  • Teens
  • Adults