Vancouver Writers Fest

73. Adam Gopnik in Conversation with Marsha Lederman

The Vancouver Writers Fest presents
73. Adam Gopnik in Conversation with Marsha Lederman


Interrogating why liberalism has come under attack from the left and the right, the New Yorker writer and bestselling author discusses the future of democracy.

“Adam Gopnik is one of the greatest thinkers and wordsmiths of our age,” says On Being’s Krista Tippett. Veteran New Yorker contributor and NYT-bestselling author, Adam Gopnik is an acclaimed essayist, known for his fierce intellect and signature wit. Who better to take on one of modern democracy’s most pressing issues? In A Thousand Small Sanities, Gopnik interrogates the crisis of liberalism. Interrogating why liberalism has come under attack from both the left and the right, he stages a rousing defense of liberal ideology. In eye-opening conversation with Globe & Mail Western Arts Correspondent Marsha Lederman, Gopnik engages in a fierce defense of a maligned ideology, making it a must-see for anyone concerned with our contentious moral and political futures.

Saturday, October 26 at 8:30pm
Waterfront Theatre, 1412 Cartwright St

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When & Where

Waterfront Theatre
Last tickets
Saturday, October 26
8:30 PM