Ottawa's Festival of Ideas Since 1997
Christ Church Cathedral 414 Sparks Street
9:00pm

Modern Love

With Jordan Tannahill and Dionne Brand
Hosted by Peter Schneider

Modern Love

With Jordan Tannahill and Dionne Brand
Hosted by Peter Schneider
26
Friday
Oct
9:00pm
Christ Church Cathedral
414 Sparks Street
Dionne Brand - Photo by Jason Chow
Jordan Tannahill - Photo by Alejandro Santiago

Join us for a taste of two stunning novels that examine love, creativity and how we make our way in the modern world, followed by a conversation between Peter Schneider and Governor General’s Literary Award Winners Jordan Tannahill and Dionne Brand.

 

Part ontological thriller, part millennial saga, Jordan Tannahill’s Liminal is a riotous and moving portrait of a young man in volatile times, a generation caught in suspended animation, and a son’s enduring love for his mother. From androids to cannibals to sex clubs, an unforgettable personal odyssey emerges, populated by a cast of sublime outsiders in search for the ever-elusive nature of self.

 

Dionne Brand’s new novel, Theory , begins as its narrator sets out, like many a graduate student, to write a wildly ambitious thesis on the past, present, and future of art, culture, race, gender, class, and politics—a revolutionary work that its author believes will synthesise and thereby transform the world. While our narrator tries to complete this magnum opus, three lovers enter the story, one after the other, each transforming the endeavour. 

 

Books available for purchase at every event: Proceeds support our free children’s literacy programs.

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