The book that changed your life: Willie Sellars
The annual Word Vancouver festival is back again with a massively varied menu of author readings, workshops, and events, set to run at venues around town from September 24 to 28. As part of the runup, we asked some of the writers on the bill to tell us about the reading experiences that shaped them. Which books gripped their imaginations early on? Which ones showed them what words can be made to do?
Here’s what Williams Lake Indian Band member Willie Sellars told us. He’ll read from his debut book for children, Dipnetting With Dad, on September 28 at 1:40 p.m. in the Kids Words venue inside the Vancouver Public Library’s central branch.
The most influential author that really raised my eyebrows as a youth was Robert Munsch.
His stories were fun to read and each character was different. Something else that set him above the other books growing up was his unique illustrations that always gave the book a fun and interesting feel!
His books had a variety of subjects that always interested me and even today they are a big hit with my kids.