A talk with Laura Mucha, award-winning author of Love Factually: The Science of Who, How and Why we Love
Event Date: 20th November
Time: 6.30pm (join us for a free glass of bubbly at 6.30pm with the talk starting at 7pm)
Location: Barclays Eagle Lab (head up to the first floor of the library, turn left and then walk straight ahead to the Eagle Lab).
NB. The main library doors shut at 7pm so you will need to be inside by this point!
Local arts organisation ArtHouse Jersey, with the support of Jersey Library, is delighted to be welcoming Laura to Jersey this November through its Artist Residency Scheme.
Poets, philosophers and artists have been trying to explain romantic love for centuries, but it remains one of the most complex and intimidating terrains to naviagate. Most people are afraid to be open and honest about their relationships…until now.
For Love Factually, Laura Mucha has interviewed hundreds of strangers, from the age of 8-95 in more than 40 countries, asking them to share their most personal stories, feelings and insights about love. These intimate and illuminating conversations raised important questions, such as:
How does your upbringing influence your relationships?
Does love at first sight exist? Should you ‘just know’?
What should you look for in a partner?
Why do people cheat?
How do you know when it’s time to walk away?
Drawing on psychology, philosophy, anthropology and statistics, Love Factually combines evidence, theory and everyday experience and is the perfect read for anyone who is curious about how we think, feel and behave when it comes to love.
Laura will be talking about her book as welll as what provoked her career change – from solicitor-advocate at an international law firm to award-winning poet, writer and speaker.