Love Four Ways

Dionne Brand, Kathy Page, Jordan Tannahill, Sarah Winman

Love Four Ways

Moderator: Mandy Len Catron

Event Number: 66

Free or by donation

Love Four Ways

Dionne Brand, Kathy Page, Jordan Tannahill, Sarah Winman

Saturday, October 20
10:30am - 12:00pm
Waterfront Theatre

1412 Cartwright St, Vancouver

The irresistible, binding, and sometimes elusive feeling that drives us is also the beating heart of the finest stories in world literature. Four esteemed novelists share what love is in different forms in a conversation celebrating the intricacies and complexities of various relationships. Dionne Brand’s latest novel, Theory, depicts passionate love affairs interspersing academic life. Kathy Page also follows romantic love, revealing how the romantic and platonic intermingle during a seventy-year-long marriage. Writer and actor Sarah Winman’s Tin Man is a story of friendship between genders and ages. Jordan Tannahill explores a complex, deeply loving relationship between mother and son in his lauded Liminal. This feeling drives us over all else. Come revel in it with these savvy minds.

Mandy Len Catron writes about love and love stories at The Love Story Project and teaches English and creative writing at UBC.

This event is organized in collaboration with the Canada Council for the Arts to celebrate the finalists and winners of the Governor General’s Literary Awards.

Event Participants:

Dionne Brand

Ontario

Dionne Brand is the winner of the Griffin Poetry Prize, the Governor General’s Literary Award, the Trillium Book Award, the Pat Lowther Memorial Award, the Toronto Book Award, and the Harbourfront Festival Prize for her contribution to the world of books and writing. Brand was Toronto’s Poet Laureate from 2009 to 2012. In 2017, she was inducted into the Order of Canada. This year she releases both a new novel, Theory, and a genre-bending poetry collection, The Blue Clerk.

 

Kathy Page

Kathy Page

British Columbia

Kathy Page is the author of The Story of My FaceThe Find, and Alphabet, a Governor General’s Award finalist; Dear Evelyn is her eighth novel. Her short fiction has appeared in publications that include The WalrusTNQFiddleheadNew WritingBest Short Stories, and Best Canadian Short Stories. Her fabulist short fiction collection, Paradise & Elsewhere, 2014, and her subsequent collection, The Two of Us, 2016, were both nominated for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. 

kathypage.info 

Jordan Tannahill

Ontario

Jordan Tannahill is a Canadian playwright, author, theatre director and filmmaker. His work has been presented in theatres, festivals and galleries across Canada and internationally. He has been described by The Toronto Star as being “widely celebrated as one of Canada’s most accomplished young playwrights, filmmakers and all-round multidisciplinary artists”, and by the Montreal Gazette as “the hottest name in Canadian theatre.” His first novel, Liminal, was published by House of Anansi in 2018.

jordantannahill.com

Sarah Winman

United Kingdom

Sarah Winman is the author of three novels, When God Was a RabbitA Year of Marvelous Ways and Tin Man. She grew up in Essex and now lives in London. She attended the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art and went on to act in theatre, film and television.