Music. Movies. Celebrity crushes. Pop culture permeates all levels of our lives, from the entertainment we consume (or abhor) to the memes we make and share with friends. Jen Sookfong Lee has been at the centre of this commentary for years, as author, lifestyle commentator, podcaster, and now memoirist of Super Fan: How Pop Culture Broke My Heart, a searing, revelatory and intimate collection exploring the ways in which pop culture has shaped—and unshaped—Lee throughout her life.
Joined by longtime Festival friend and Globe and Mail columnist Marsha Lederman, this special Incite event will celebrate Lee's debut memoir-in-pieces, and explore all the ways in which pop culture intersects with the reality of so many, how our collective obsessions make and break us, and why our fascinations persist in spite of it all.
This event is accessible two ways: by attending in-person at the Vancouver Public Library, or by tuning in to the online livestream.
Please register here and indicate whether you will be attending in-person or online.
Incite is a free reading series presented in partnership with the Vancouver Writers Fest, offering conversations with celebrated authors and emerging talents every two weeks from January to June.