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If you’re stuck in a relationship quandary, or if you’re looking for sexual harmony…da, da, da…well, there’s nothing you can’t ask – on Savage Lovecast…

Dan Savage is coming back to sex up his hometown. How could we not invite America’s favorite relationship advice columnist to this year’s Festival? He is frank, outspoken, and so funny it hurts (in a good, giving, and game way). But as one of my students rightly said, he is mainly just “wise.”

Indeed, in his long-running cult column “Savage Love” (featured in our fair city in the Chicago Reader) and his inimitable “Savage Lovecast,” he has been developing a theory and ethics of sexuality for our day. And then, there are his bestselling books: The Kid: What Happened After My Boyfriend and I Decided to Get Pregnant (2000), Skipping Towards Gomorrah (2003), and The Commitment: Love, Sex, Marriage, and My Family (2006). Amazing all!

Dan Savage
Dan Savage

So here is what’s going to happen at the festival: Dan will share the stage with his brother Bill Savage, professor of English at Northwestern and an old CHF favorite. In addition to exploring what went wrong for Bill to turn out straight, the two will discuss changes in sex education over the decades. Dan has been thinking and writing about the topic for some time – and it will be fascinating to hear his insights.

Bill Savage
Bill Savage

After that, it’s your turn! In a live version of the Lovecast, Dan will answer YOUR questions. Just like on his podcast, everything will be answered and nothing will be off limits.

So we need to hear from you – the “tech-savvy at-risk youth” (of all ages).


Special Event

Savage Love with Dan and Bill Savage

#509: Fri, Nov. 12 8:00 - 9:30 PM

Tags: sexuality, gender, ethics, The Body

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