What is love? How do we define it? Join us for a lively panel discussion with three Vancouver authors who challenge our perceptions and understanding of romantic love.
Mandy Len Catron, originally from Appalachian Virgina, now lives in Vancouver where she teaches English and creative writing at the University of British Columbia. Her first book, How to Fall in Love with Anyone, is a series of personal essays that explore what it means to love someone, to be loved, to fall in love and how we present that love to the world. Her article "To Fall in Love with Anyone, Do This" was one of the most popular articles published by the New York Times in 2015.
Carrie Jenkins is a writer and award-winning public philosopher based in Vancouver. Her book What Love Is and What It Could Be presents her new theory on the nature of romantic love that brings together its humanistic and scientific components and explains how our acceptance of non-traditional relationships - including homosexual, interracial and non-monogamous ones - will continue to evolve in the future. She is Canada Research Chair in philosophy at the University of British Columbia, Principal Investigator on the multi-year inter-disciplinary Metaphysics of Love project, and the host of a new podcast, "Labels of Love."
Zoey Leigh Peterson's fiction has appeared in the Journey Prize anthology and Best Canadian Stories. Zoey's first novel, Next Year, For Sure is the story of a relationship that stumbles into the world of polyamory forcing both partners to reconsider their past and what they thought they knew about love. Zoey calls Vancouver home, but is currently living in Austin, Texas.
Program is free but space is limited. Please register online or by calling 604-436-5410.