Launch: Love Me True | Vancouver
February 28 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PMFree
Join editors Fiona Tinwei Lam and Jane Silcott as they launch new anthology Love Me True: Writers Reflect on the Ins, Outs, Ups and Downs of Marriage (Caitlin Press) alongside a long list of Vancouver-local contributors! Come to The Heatley on 696 East Hastings Street and enjoy yourself in the company of sometimes funny, sometimes harrowing, and always engaging poetry and nonfiction prose.
Free admission. Books available for sale & signing. Bring friends!
Readers include: Chelene Knight; Gina Woolsey; Betsy Warland; Lesley Buxton; Monica Meneghetti; Jane Munro; Rob Taylor; Ellen McGinn; Joanne Arnott; Tana Runyan; Luanne Armstrong; as well as emcees and editors Jane Silcott and Fiona Tinwei Lam.
What keeps us together? What breaks us apart? In Love Me True, 27 creative nonfiction writers and 20 poets explore how marriage and committed relationships have challenged, shaped, supported and changed them. The stories and poems in this collection delve deep into the mysteries of long-term bonds. The authors cover a gamut of issues and ideas–everything from everyday conflicts to deep philosophical divides, as well as jealousy, adultery, physical or mental illness, and loss. There’s happiness here too, along with love and companionship, whether the long-term partnering is monogamous, polyamorous, same-sex or otherwise. From surprise proposals, stolen quickies, and snoring to arranged marriage, affairs, suicide, and much more, the wide-ranging personal stories and poems in Love Me True offer their intimate and varied insights into the complex state that is marriage.
Editors Jane Silcott and Fiona Tinwei Lam have assembled work from notable authors across Canada, both well-known and up-and-coming, including Luanne Armstrong, Joanne Arnott, Donna Besel, Ronna Bloom, Lesley Buxton, Mandy Len Catron, Kevin Chong, Lorna Crozier, Michael Crummey, Eufemia Fantetti, Jane Eaton Hamilton, Maureen Scott Harris, Maureen Hynes, Michelle Kaeser, Jagtar Kaur Atwal, Chelene Knight, Evelyn Lau, Ellen McGinn, Lauren McKeon, Monica Meneghetti, Jane Munro, Susan Musgrave, Lorri Neilsen Glenn, Juliane Okot Bitek, Susan Olding, Elise Partridge, Miranda Pearson, Toni Pieroni, Tana Runyan, Rachel Rose, Andreas Schroeder, Karen Shklanka, Anne Simpson, Kara Stanley, Chris Tarry, Rob Taylor, Yasuko Thanh, Russell Thornton, Ayelet Tsabari, Bronwen Wallace, Betsy Warland, Gina Leola Woolsey, Samra Zafar, and others.