Christopher Bernard | Meditations on Love and Catastrophe at The Liars' Cafe

Meditations on Love and Catastrophe at the Liar's Cafe
—"It's time… I lived past you."

No capsule summary can do justice to this text. A long meandering dream. An ambivalent, ambiguous romance between two intellectuals coming of age. Their philosophical sparrings, replete with poignant subtext, send longing awalking along the knife's edge..

Come hear author Christopher Bernard read passages from Meditations on Love and Catastrophe at The Liars' Cafe, while he recount how the work evolved from its humble beginning as a freewriting exercise.


Christopher Bernard has authored two previous novels, a play, three collections of poetry and two of short stories.

Event date: 
Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 5:30pm
Event address: 
2430 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94704

Those Halcyon Days

Even though the store takes a hiatus, it’s easy to imagine that long conversation amongst the great minds continuing around the Great Table, in our fancy, if not in Eternity, though we can agree to disagree about that.

How many can you identify?

Some are pretty obvious, others a little obscure. If educated outside the U.S. you might have an advantage in naming two or three. One makes for a fancy pose, but he’s actually a blockhead.

All have made significant contributions, even when shown demonstrably wrong. Nonetheless, we continue to argue with them because even when we argue with them, more often than not, we find them productively wrong.

We look forward to the time when you too can rejoin the conversation.

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