Hiram College

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Teva Harrison

  • Award-Winning Artist, Writer, Cartoonist
  • Guest Judge for the Graphic Medicine Competition

Thursday, March 15, 2018

“Drawing Forward: Using Art to Cope with a Terminal Diagnosis”

7 p.m. Public Lecture, KC Ballroom
Graphic Medicine Competition Entries and Winners will be on display


Teva Harrison is the author of the bestselling, award-winning, critically-acclaimed hybrid graphic memoir, In-Between Days, published by House of Anansi Press. The book won the Kobo Emerging Writer Prize for Non-Fiction and was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Non-Fiction and the Joe Shuster Award for Cartoonist/Auteur.

Teva is a Canadian Magazine Award and National Magazine Award finalist whose writing and/or comics have appeared in The WalrusQuill & Quire, Huffington PostCarte BlancheThe Humber Literary Review, and The Globe and Mail, and more. She is a regular commentator on CBC Radio, in the Toronto StarThe Globe and Mail, and has appeared on programs including Canada AMThe Agenda with Steve Paikin, Space TV’s InnerSpaceThe Morning Show, in Maclean’sChatelaineRabble, and Quill & Quire.

In-Between Days and Teva’s adult colouring book The Joyful Living Colouring Book are available in stores across Canada and the United States, and can be ordered directly from House of Anansi’s website.

Teva was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer at age 37. Health organizations regularly invite Teva to speak publicly on behalf of the metastatic cancer community. She also speaks on creativity and leads workshops on telling life stories.

Born and raised in rural Oregon, Teva currently lives in Toronto with her beloved husband.