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Meet the Author




$30/drop-in + GST


7:30 PM to 10:00 PM 


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This is an opportunity to interact with a diverse line-up of exciting, contemporary authors in an intimate setting. An open-ended discussion format embraces the interests of all participants. Be prepared for a series of evenings rife with intellectual stimulation and social camaraderie!

Robyn Harding
The Drowning Woman

June 6th, 2024
7:30 pm to 9:30 pm


Do not miss out – register soon and pick up your complimentary copy of The Drowning Woman at the Lyceum!

Plan a night out with a friend and engage with one of Vancouver’s most celebrated authors, while sipping wine from Sage Hayward’s Vineyard. No need to book dinner beforehand; let us tempt you with a lovely spread of local delectables.

The time: 𝗧𝗵𝘂𝗿𝘀𝗱𝗮𝘆, June 6th, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The price: $30 + 𝗚𝗦𝗧 ($33.28 𝘁𝗼𝘁𝗮𝗹)

The Location: Christianne’s Lyceum of Literature and Art, 4433 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver, BC

* A copy of The Drowning Woman is included with each ticket (Retail Value $25 + GST)


While Kellie Quinn describes this novel as “one you can’t put down,” and Miranda Deis professes that it is her favourite Robyn Harding novel yet, reading the book is not mandatory. If you wish to participate but haven’t read the book yet, don’t hesitate to RSVP; everyone is welcome.


About the author:

Robyn Harding is the author of numerous international bestsellers, including The Party, The Arrangement, The Swap, and The Drowning Woman. As a speaker, she is a Lyceum favourite - her presentation style is fluid so that she can meet the needs of everyone in her audience. Robyn has also written and executive produced an independent film, The Steps. 


She lives in Vancouver, BC, with her family and two cute but deadly rescue chihuahuas.


Visit her at or follow her on Twitter and Instagram @RHardingWriter or Facebook @AuthorRobynHarding.


About the book:

The Drowning Woman is a deliciously twisted story of friendship, retribution, and betrayal. The protagonist, Lee Gulliver, never thought she’d find herself living on the streets—no one ever does—but when her restaurant fails, and she falls deeper into debt, she leaves her old life behind with nothing but her clothes and her Toyota Corolla. In Seattle, she parks in a secluded spot by the beach to lay low and plan her next move. Early one morning, she sees a sobbing woman throw herself into the ocean. Lee hauls the woman back to the surface, but instead of appreciation, she is met with fury. The drowning woman, Hazel, tells her that she’s trapped in a toxic, abusive marriage and that she’s a prisoner in her own home. Lee has thwarted her one chance to escape her life.


Out of options, Hazel retreats to her gilded cage, and Lee thinks she’s seen the last of her until her unexpected return the next morning. Bonded by disparate but difficult circumstances, the women soon strike up a close and unlikely friendship. And then, one day, Hazel makes a shocking request…



With deceitful characters who are not what they seem, a myriad of unexpected twists and turns, and a story that moves along at high speed, “The Drowning Woman” is everything I love in a thriller. Robyn Harding keeps readers hooked until the end.”

-Mary Kubica, New York Times bestselling author of “Local Woman Missing”

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