The Interviews with Amber Dawn

Daemon Fairless, Dr. Brian Goldman, Vivek Shraya

The Interviews with Amber Dawn
Event Number: 71

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The Interviews with Amber Dawn

Daemon Fairless, Dr. Brian Goldman, Vivek Shraya

Saturday, October 20
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Revue Stage

1601 Johnston St, Vancouver

Three compelling authors showcase their new non-fiction works that, in different ways, focus on the need for acceptance and empathy in consecutive on-stage interviews with local author and teacher, Amber Dawn. Rupi Kaur writes, “it is a gift to dive into Vivek Shraya’s heart and mind.” The multidisciplinary trans artist explores how masculinity was imposed on her as a boy—and how it continues to haunt her as a woman in I’m Afraid of Men. Daemon Fairless investigates the fear of men further with Mad Blood Stirring: an examination of where men’s violent impulses stem from. CBC White Coat, Black Art host, Dr. Brian Goldman, travelled the world to find the origins of kindness, as shared in The Power of Empathy.

Event Participants:

Amber Dawn

Vancouver

Amber Dawn is a writer and creative facilitator living on unceded Coast Salish Territories (Vancouver, Canada). She is the author of four books including the Vancouver Book Prize-winning How Poetry Saved My Life: A Hustler’s Memoir and the novel Sub Rosa which won the Writers’ Trust of Canada Dayne Ogilvie Prize. She has also edited two anthologies of queer literature. Her latest novel, Sodom Road Exit, probes themes of systemic poverty, trauma, vengeful ghosts and lesbian desire.

amberdawnwrites.com

Daemon Fairless

Ontario

Daemon Fairless is a writer and journalist with a master’s degree in neuroscience, who has worked as a producer on CBC Radio’s flagship current affairs show As It Happens, and as a print journalist for the science journal Nature. His book, Mad Blood Stirring: The Inner Lives of Violent Men, looks at the fascinating historic and sociological insights into male violence told from the perspective of someone who fights those base instincts himself.

 

Brian Goldman

Dr. Brian Goldman

Ontario

Dr. Brian Goldman is an ER physician in Toronto and host of White Coat, Black Art, an award-winning show on CBC Radio One about modern medicine’s impact on patients and families. He is the author of three bestselling books including The Power of Kindness which was published in 2018.

doctorbriangoldman.com, @NightShiftMD

Vivek Shraya

Vivek Shraya

Ontario

Vivek Shraya is an artist whose body of work includes several albums, films and books. Her first book of poetry, even this page is white, won a 2017 Publisher Triangle Award and was longlisted for CBC’s Canada Reads. A four-time Lambda Literary Award finalist, she has received honours from the Toronto Arts Foundation and The Writers’ Trust of Canada. She is the founder of the publishing imprint VS. Books and an Assistant Professor at University of Calgary.

vivekshraya.com, @vivekshraya