Festival Weekend – September 26-27

september, 2020

26sep1:00 pm1:30 pmVirtual EventLove YourselfKelli Korducki, Michelle Parise1:00 pm - 1:30 pm EST

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Join Michelle Parise and Kelli Korducki in conversation about romantic partnerships, breaking social contracts, and learning to love yourself after romantic tragedy strikes.

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Kelli Korducki

Kelli María Korducki is a journalist and cultural critic. Her byline has appeared frequently in the Globe and Mail and National Post, as well as in the New Inquiry, NPR, the Walrus, Vice, and the Hairpin. A former editor-in-chief of the popular daily news blog Torontoist, Korducki is based in Brooklyn and Toronto.

Michelle Parise

Michelle Parise is an award-winning journalist, writer, and performer. She has worked for the CBC for more than two decades, in everything from children’s television to music programming and documentary making, as well as at the helm of many national radio programs. The daughter of Italian immigrants, she lives in Toronto.


Alone: A Love Story

A memoir of falling in love, the fallout of infidelity, and everything messy in between — and the inspiration behind the hit CBC podcast.
“A lyrical tribute to the intoxicating, dramatic, destructive and ultimately empowering nature of love.” — Anna Maria Tremonti
Love, marriage, baby. Michelle Parise bought into the dream. But one day, her husband drops The Bomb and she’s suddenly alone. Michelle documents from falling in love to the fallout of infidelity and everything messy in between, finally finding life and hope in the aftermath.

AuthorMichelle Parise

Hard To Do

In Hard To Do, Kelli María Korducki turns a Marxist lens on the relatively short history of romantic partnership, tracing how the socio-economic dynamics between men and women have transformed the ways women conceive of domestic partnership. With perceptive, reported insights on the ways marriage and divorce are legislated, the rituals of twentieth-century courtship, and contemporary practices for calling it off, Korducki reveals that, for all women, choosing to end a relationship is a radical action with very limited cultural precedent.

AuthorKelli Korducki


(Saturday) 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm EST