Incite: Mandy Len Catron, Kevin Chong, Fiona Tinwei Lam, Jane Silcott

Incite: Mandy Len Catron, Kevin Chong, Fiona Tinwei Lam, Jane Silcott

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Wednesday, February 14
7:30pm
Alice McKay Room - Vancouver Public Library
350 W. Georgia Street, Vancouver

What could be better than spending your Valentine’s Day with talented writers discussing the triumphs—and pitfalls—of modern marriage? On February 14, Incite will feature work from the forthcoming anthology, Love Me True: Writers Reflect on the Ins, Outs, Ups and Downs of Marriage (Caitlin Press).

Presenters will include:

    Mandy Len Catron, the acclaimed author of How to Fall in Love with Anyone, will share her perspective-shifting essay about anniversaries—including why we measure commitments the way we do.
    Kevin Chong, the celebrated author of Baroque-a-Nova and Neil Young Nation, will share his poignant piece about becoming a stepfather.
    Fiona Tinwei Lam and Jane Silcott, the esteemed editors of Love Me True, will share their own writings from the book, as well as what they learned from editing an anthology about marriage in all its complexities.

Join us for a witty, wondrous, and love-filled event that’s bound to make this Valentine’s Day more memorable than the last.

Free – Please RSVP to let us know you’re coming

Presented by the Vancouver Writers Fest with support from the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association and the Vancouver Courier.

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Incite: Mandy Len Catron, Kevin Chong, Fiona Tinwei Lam, Jane Silcott

Mandy Len Catron

Mandy Len Catron’s first book focuses on a popular and difficult subject: love. Catron’s 2015 article “To Fall in Love with Anyone, Do This” was one of the most popular articles published by The New York Times and went viral. How to Fall in Love with Anyone is a collection of essays on what it is to love, to be loved and how we show our love to others. She is currently working on the Love Story Project, which continues her research into this subject online. She teaches English and creative writing at the University of British Columbia.

Incite: Mandy Len Catron, Kevin Chong, Fiona Tinwei Lam, Jane Silcott

Kevin Chong

Kevin Chong is the author of six works of fiction and nonfiction, most recently a novel entitled “The Plague.” He teaches Creative Writing at UBC and SFU’s The Writers Studio.

Incite: Mandy Len Catron, Kevin Chong, Fiona Tinwei Lam, Jane Silcott

Fiona Tinwei Lam

Fiona Tinwei Lam has authored two poetry books and a children’s book. Her prose and poetry appear in over thirty anthologies. Her past work has been shortlisted for the Event creative nonfiction prize and City of Vancouver Book Award, and she recently won The New Quarterly’s Nick Blatchford poetry prize. She edited The Bright Well: Contemporary Canadian Poetry about Facing Cancer and also co-edited the creative nonfiction anthology Double Lives: Writing and Motherhood. Her video poems have screened at festivals locally and internationally. She teaches at SFU Continuing Studies in Vancouver, BC. www.fionalam.net

Incite: Mandy Len Catron, Kevin Chong, Fiona Tinwei Lam, Jane Silcott

Jane Silcott

Jane Silcott’s collection of essays, Everything Rustles, was a finalist for the Hubert Evans Nonfiction Prize in the BC Book Prizes. Her essays have also been recognized with a CBC Literary Award, a Room Magazine Prize, a Readers Choice Award from the Creative Nonfiction Collective of Canada, and as a finalist for both the National and Western Magazine Awards. Jane is a mentor with the University of King’s College MFA Program in CNF in Halifax and with Vancouver Manuscript Intensive.