Dr Jen Gunter, in conversation with Dr Paula James, discussing the science, medicines, and myths of menstruation.

We are delighted to welcome back KWF favourite Dr. Jen Gunter with her galvanizing new book Blood The Science, Medicine, and Mythology of Menstruation.

“Filled with piercing social analysis and enlightening science, this one’s a winner.” – Publisher’s Weekly, starred review

Join Jen, the New York Times bestselling author of The Vagina Bible and The Menopause Manifesto, for a frank and open conversation with Dr. Paula James about menstruation. Together they will discuss the importance of dispelling shame, mythology, and misinformation with scientific facts and medical expertise. “Requisite reading. A no-nonsense, educational, science-backed, in-depth title about menstruation and the impact it can have on one’s body. This title will empower readers to better understand their bodies and to advocate for themselves in medical situations.” – Library Journal, starred review

An audience Q&A and book signing will follow the onstage event. Books available for sale from Novel Idea onsite. Cash bar.

This off-season event is included in your Golden Ticket Festival Pass.

About the author

Dr. Jen Gunter is the Number 1 bestselling author of The Vagina Bible and The Menopause Manifesto. She is board-certified in OB/GYN and pain medicine. Jen Gunter writes about the intersection of women’s health, sex, science, and pop culture for the New York Times, and contributes articles to the Globe and Mail, Cosmopolitan and other publications. Jen hosts the TED Audio Collective podcast Body Stuff with Dr. Jen Gunter and is a writer and host of the show Jensplaining. She has been called a fierce advocate for women’s health, Twitter’s gynecologist, and the Internet’s most famous OB/GYN. She believes an empowered patient requires facts and she is here to fix the medical Internet and smash the patriarchy.

About the interviewer

Dr. Paula James is a Professor in the Department of Medicine, with cross-appointments to Pathology & Molecular Medicine and Pediatrics. She is a Principal Investigator in the Clinical and Molecular Hemostasis Research Group at Queen’s and is the Medical Director of the Southeastern Ontario Inherited Bleeding Disorders Program and the Women and Bleeding Disorders Clinic. She was involved in the launch of the Let’s Talk Period website and aligned social media accounts that increase knowledge about abnormal bleeding.

Join us at the Kingston Market Square Hotel on February 9th from 7:00-8:00PM for this can’t-miss event!
Ticket pricing:
  • $30 general admission ($25 if purchased before January 1)
  • $20 for arts workers and healthcare workers
  • $15 for students
Time: 7:00 pm -8:00 pm
Location: Kingston Market Square Hotel, 285 King St E, Kingston, ON K7L 3B1