Philosophers' Café

Author Bernard Cornwell popularized “wyrd bið ful aræd”, which means “fate is inexorable” or “fate is immovable.” How does this relate to our world and to us as individuals?

Co-sponsored by the Vancouver Public Library


Thu, 08 Aug 2019 7:00 PM


  • Bill Arnott

    Vancouver author, poet and songwriter Bill Arnott is the bestselling non-fiction author of Wonderful Magical WordsDromomania and Gone Viking. Bill has released an indie folk CD titled Studio 6. His work has been published in Canada, the U.S., U.K., Europe and Asia, and his column "Poetry Beat" is published by the League of Canadian Poets and the Federation of BC Writers. Bill has a 2019 poetry prize from Pandora’s Collective and is shortlisted for the Whistler Independent Book Awards 2019.

Admission: Free. Registration not required.

Duration: 90 mins

Related topic(s): Liberal Arts

About the Philosophers' Café

Philosophers’ Café is a series of informal public discussions in libraries, cafés and restaurants throughout Metro Vancouver. The cafés, which are open to everyone, have brought dialogue and discussion to thousands of people who are interested in exploring issues from the absurd to the sublime. To learn more about the Philosophers’ Café, please visit their website.

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