All About Oliver: Lawrence Weschler in Conversation with Dr. Brian Goldman

Moderator: Brian Goldman

Event Number: 77
Tickets: $26.00

Youth under 30: $15.00

All About Oliver: Lawrence Weschler in Conversation with Dr. Brian Goldman

Sunday, Oct 27
11:00am - 12:30pm
Waterfront Theatre

1412 Cartwright Street

“The most incredible thing in the Universe” is how neurologist, naturalist and author Oliver Sacks thought of the brain—and thanks to his internationally-bestselling titles, such as The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, countless others agreed. In this delightful event as charming as it is cerebral, New Yorker contributor and one of Dr. Sacks’ closest friends, Lawrence Weschler, speaks with CBC White Coat, Black Art host, Dr. Brian Goldman, about the legacy of the beloved doctor, as told in Weschler’s lyrical biography, And How Are You, Dr. Sacks?, completed at the entreaty of the man himself who “poured out a stream of glorious, ribald, hilarious, and often profound conversation that establishes him as one of the great talkers of the age.”

About the moderator:
Dr. Brian Goldman is one of Canada’s most trusted voices of modern medicine. He is a practising emergency physician at Sinai Health System in Toronto. Since 2007, Brian has hosted White Coat, Black Art, a multi award-winning show on CBC Radio One about the patient experience in the culture of modern medicine. He is the author of three Canadian bestselling non-fiction books. His latest — The Power of Kindness: Why Empathy is Essential in Everyday Life — was featured at the 2018 Vancouver Writer’s Festival.

Event Participants:

Lawrence Weschler


Lawrence Weschler, a longtime veteran of the New Yorker magazine and a regular contributor to NPR, is the director emeritus of the New York Institute of the Humanities at NYU, and the author of nearly twenty books, including Seeing is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees, Mr. Wilson’s Cabinet of Wonder, Everything That Rises, and Vermeer in Bosnia.