CANCELLED – Incite: Radical Acts of Love

CANCELLED – Incite: Radical Acts of Love
Wednesday, April 22
Alice MacKay Room - Vancouver Public Library
350 W. Georgia Street, Vancouver

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Radical Acts of Love: Powerful Perspectives on Grief, Loss and Dying 

Frequently relegated to the isolation of private life, discussions on grief have long been avoided, sidestepped or utterly ignored. In a deeply intimate and open conversation, authors Janie Brown (Radical Acts of Love, Penguin Random House), Liz Levine (Nobody Ever Talks About Anything But the End, Simon & Schuster) and Alison Acheson (Dance Me to the End, Brindle & Glass) untangle the complexities of death through healing, personal narratives of caretaking, loss, grief and recovery which run the gamut of human emotion. Moderated by actress and avid reader France Perras, this will be an uplifting and reaffirming event of life––especially after death. 

About the moderator:

France Perras is a creative gatherer by nature. An actor, first and foremost, she has been seen on screen, stage and behind the microphone. She is the recipient of two Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards in the Outstanding Performance category, with Théâtre la Seizième. A lover of books/avid reader, she has had the pleasure of moderating events for the Vancouver Writers Fest for the past 10 years. 

Presented by the Vancouver Writers Fest in partnership with the Vancouver Public Library with support from the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association.

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CANCELLED – Incite: Radical Acts of Love

Alison Acheson is the author of Dance Me to the End, a memoir of her time caregiving her spouse through ALS. She is the author of ten other books, including the short story collection Learning to Live Indoors (Porcupine’s Quill), which was praised by the Globe and Mail for its “arresting and crystalline clarity”. She teaches creative writing at the University of British Columbia, and lives in Vancouver, BC.

CANCELLED – Incite: Radical Acts of Love

Janie Brown was born in Epsom, England, raised in Glasgow, Scotland, and emigrated in 1984 to become a nurse at the BC Cancer Agency in Vancouver. She has a Master’s in Psychology from St. Andrews University and a Master’s in Nursing from the University of British Columbia. She has worked as an oncology nurse and counsellor for over thirty years and in 1995 founded the Vancouver-based Callanish Society, a grassroots non-profit organization for people living with, and dying from, cancer. She presents nationally and internationally, has published in professional journals and writes a widely-read blog.

CANCELLED – Incite: Radical Acts of Love

Liz Levine is an award-winning producer whose credits include Kyra Sedgwick’s directorial debut, Story of a Girl, and Douglas Coupland’s television series jPod. She completed her master of journalism degree at the University of British Columbia and has written for the National Post, The Walrus, Playback magazine, and The Vancouver Sun. She divides her time between Toronto, Vancouver, and Los Angeles.