That Thing Called Love

Mandy Len Catron, Carrie Jenkins

That Thing Called Love

Moderator: Timothy Taylor

Event Number: 12
Tickets: $20.00

That Thing Called Love

Mandy Len Catron, Carrie Jenkins

Tuesday, October 17
6:00pm - 7:15pm
Revue Stage

1601 Johnston St.

When Bonnie Raitt sings “Are you ready for the thing called love/ Don’t come from me and you/ It comes from up above,” it could be she’s wrong. Love might indeed come from us. Vancouver writer Mandy Len Catron’s collection of candid essays, How to Fall in Love with Anyone, explores biologists’ research into dopamine triggers, looks at why we prefer certain love stories and tells of her own personal experiment using 36 key questions to create an intimate— and lasting—relationship. Carrie Jenkins, a UBC philosophy professor, examines love in all its manifestations, peppered with stories from her own experiences as a polyamorous woman, in What Love Is. You can wear your heart on your sleeve for this event!

Event Authors:

Mandy Len Catron

British Columbia

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.

@LenMandy
mandylencatron.wordpress.com

Carrie Jenkins

British Columbia

Carrie Jenkins is a writer and philosopher, with a focus on epistemology and metaphysics. She has worked in universities in the United States, Ireland, Australia and currently is a professor of Philosophy at the University of British Columbia. Jenkins is a nationally-elected Canada Research Chair and working towards an MFA in Creative Writing. She is also a member of The 21st Century Monads, a philosophy-themed musical group.  What Love Is And What It Could Be is an exploration on the nature of romantic love.

@carriejenkins
carriejenkins.net