book launch Kingston, writersfest kingston


Feb 09 2024


7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Blood The Science, Medicine, and Mythology of Menstruation

Prepare to be enlightened and inspired at the Kingston Market Square Hotel on February 9th from 7:00-8:00PM, where acclaimed author Dr. Jen Gunter will be discussing her latest groundbreaking book, “Blood: The Science, Medicine, and Mythology of Menstruation.” This live reading and Q&A session, featuring a conversation with the esteemed Dr. Paula James, promises to be a captivating exploration into the world of menstruation. Gunter, a returning favorite at KWF and the New York Times bestselling author of “The Vagina Bible” and “The Menopause Manifesto,” is renowned for her piercing social analysis and enlightening science. Her newest work, lauded by Publisher’s Weekly with a starred review, delves deep into the science and medicine of menstruation while dismantling myths and misinformation.

This event offers a unique opportunity for attendees to engage in a frank and open conversation about a topic often shrouded in shame and mythology. Dr. Jen Gunter, alongside Dr. Paula James, will discuss the critical importance of understanding menstruation through scientific facts and medical expertise, a theme echoed in the praise from the Library Journal, which heralds the book as “requisite reading” and a powerful tool for self-empowerment and advocacy in medical situations. Following the discussion, the audience will have the chance to participate in a Q&A session and a book signing, with copies of Gunter’s work available for sale on-site from Novel Idea. This off-season event, complete with a cash bar, is included in the Golden Ticket Festival Pass, offering a unique and enriching experience for all attendees. Join us for an evening that promises to be both informative and transformative, led by two trailblazers in women’s health.


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