Desire & Defiance: Laura Lindstedt & David Pevsner

Laura Lindstedt, David Pevsner and Brian Bradley

Desire & Defiance: Laura Lindstedt & David Pevsner

Laura Lindstedt, David Pevsner and Brian Bradley

8:00pm

Sunday, September 25, 2022

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.

Ticket Info:
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.

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Conversation

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.

Ticket Info:
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.

Nordic Bridges 2022 logo  FILI - Finnish Literature Exchange

Conversation

Featured Authors

Laura Lindstedt (1976) is a Finnish author. She is a significant reformer of literary fiction and much discussed critical darling. Her first novel Sakset (“Scissors”) was published in 2007 and nominated for the Finlandia Prize, the most prestigious book award for fiction in Finland. Lindstedt’s second novel, Oneiron – A Phantasy about the Seconds after Death (2015), earned her the coveted Finlandia Prize. Among other praises, Oneiron was a candidate for the Nordic Council Literature Prize 2017. The translation rights of her latest novel My Friend Natalia (2019) have already been sold in 11 territories. Laura Lindstedt’s Festival appearance is generously supported by FILI - Finnish Literature Exchange Laura Lindstedt appears as part of Nordic Bridges 2022.

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David Pevsner is an LA-based actor and writer, with a little modeling on the side. His film appearances include Scrooge and Marley (as Ebenezer Scrooge), Spa Night, Joshua Tree 1951: A Portrait of James Dean, Role/Play, and Corpus Christi: Playing with Redemption. His guest starring roles on television include Silicon Valley, NCIS, I’m Dying Up Here, Modern Family, Grey’s Anatomy, Liz and Dick, Law and Order LA, and he starred in the popular web series Old Dogs and New Tricks.

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Brian Bradley is a Hamilton-based biographer and author of Outrageous Misfits: Female Impersonator Craig Russell and His Wife, Lori Russell Eadie. He is currently at work on two follow-up books, including a biography of a prominent Canadian activist. Brian is also a journalist at the Toronto Star where he works for the Public Editor, is a podcast producer and dabbles in feature writing.

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8:00pm

Sunday, September 25, 2022

What to read

My Friend Natalia by , Damn Shame: A Memoir of Desire, Defiance, and Show Tunes by ,
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