Desire & Defiance: Laura Lindstedt & David Pevsner
September 25 at 8pm
This scintillating conversation between award-winning Finnish author Laura Lindstedt and long-time actor and writer David Pevsner will take a bold, close look at society’s suppression of gay-sex and female pleasure, alongside the miscomprehension of the ageing body, sex and sexuality. Lindstedt will present My Friend Natalia (translated by David Hackston), which follows sex-addict Natalia’s unorthodox therapy journey, narrated by an unnamed, ungendered therapist who leaps at the chance to employ experimental methods. David Pevsner offers up his funny, daring, honest memoir Damn Shame, a passionate and poignant look at Pevsner’s journey from thin, shy boy to defiant, fearless everyman. In his pursuit of self-esteem and validation, Pevsner fights against homophobia, body shaming and ageism.
This event will be moderated by Brian Bradley.
Date & Time: September 25 at 8pm ET
Where: Lakeside Terrace at Harbourfront Centre
Duration: 60 minutes
Ticket prices: $17 – Regular; $12 – Youth; or Get a TIFA Pass
*This event will be followed by a book signing
This event appears as part of Nordic Bridges 2022. Presented with support from FILI – Finnish Literature Exchange.