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Love Without Borders: An evening of storytelling (March 27)

If you’re in Toronto and free on Friday evening, March 27, I’ll be facilitating a great panel of writers and musicians discussing love and ideas of home, belonging, and identity in a globalized world.

Hosted jointly by Ryerson International Student Services Office and Ryerson’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Office, the event will showcase readings and performances by Shani Mootoo, Casey Mecija, and Vivek Shraya. It’s a free event and open to the public.

Here’s the official blurb:

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LOVE WITHOUT BORDERS: AN EVENING OF STORYTELLING

In a world of intense global mobility, the idea of “home” becomes difficult to name. Who are we, and where do we belong? How do the many aspects of our identities-culture, race, gender, language, sexuality, and ability-among others-interact and intersect to make us feel at home or alone in our bodies, or in particular places or spaces? What does it mean to fall in love or to experience desire across boundaries-of place, gender, or culture?

Join four of Toronto’s most celebrated storytellers for a free evening of reading and music. Shani Mootoo, Vivek Shraya, and Casey Mecija will read and perform from their work and will engage the audience in a discussion on home, sexuality, identity, and what it means to experience love and belonging across borders. Pushcart + Journey Prize nominated Canadian writer Trevor Corkum will moderate the discussion.

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To learn more about the event and to RSVP, visit the Facebook event page. Hope to see some of you there.

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