Serena Anderlini-D'Onofrio: Reading and book signing 9/15/09
Serena Anderlini-D'Onofrio @ 8pm.
Il Trapezio Cafe/Gallery on 09/15/09
120 Franklin Ave., (near Harrison St.), Nutley, NJ 07110
Gaia and the New Politics of Love: Notes for a Poly Planet by Serena Anderlini-D'Onofrio, PhD
"A world where it is safe to live is a world where it is safe to love"
A Reading Hosted by Daniel P. Quinn, Producer Early-Bird Special includes book and standard order
Gaia and the New Politics of Love explains how to practice the arts of loving as a form of the arts of healing, which includes creating and sustaining amorous communities through shared amorous resources. Practicing the arts of loving activates the cycle of oxytocin in the human brain (the so-called "cuddling" hormone) that enables people to trust each other, display amorous behavior with one another, and cooperate in solving problems, thereby creating sustainability in their environments and communities. Through the practice of these new politics of loving we can transform hatred into love, fear into hope, and scarcity into abundance.
Serena Anderlini-D'Onofrio gave the keynote address at the 2007 Loving More and World Polyamory Association conferences.
She is a writer, educator, healer, activist, scholar and cultural theorist. She has been interviewed on Italian public TV about her books on practices of love that include bisexuality and polyamory. her numerous titles include Gaia (2009), Lambda finalist Eros (2007), Plural Loves (2005), Women and Bisexuality (2003), and a forthcoming collection on bisexuality and queer theory. She leads classes and lectures on Gaia, Eros, Sacred Erotic Energy, and Sharing Amorous Resources, and Narrative Healing.
She has been published in and peer-reviews for several journals.
She is a University of California PhD and a professor of humanities at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez. She lives in Cabo Rojo, Western Puerto Rico.
Daniel P Quinn has hosted earlier events, book signings and exhibitsat the Trapezio Cafe since 2004 including Francesco Cenci's inner sanctum in THE CENCI by Damien Grey, John J. Trause's LATTER-DAY LITANY, Tu-Be Blue with various artists and poetry events.ArtsPRunlimited is a sponsored program of The Field, Inc/NYC. Prior exhibits have included La Follia which was the opening chapter in the Newark/Italy cultural exchange project for 2009-2012.
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Praise for Gaia
"In her clear, intelligent voice, Serena Anderlini-D'Onofrio demonstrates that . . . the more we love, the safer we are and the more love we receive. . . . A serious, scholarly antidote to the lovelessness that makes us miserable on this liveliest of planets."
-Lynn Margulis, winner of the National Medal of Science, author of Symbiotic Planet: A New Look at Evolution
"This book is a must-read for all those who want the human species to . . . flourish in harmony with the earth."
-C.T. Butler, founder of Food Not Bombs
"Don't miss this superb read."
-Ricci Joy Levy, executive director of the Woodhull Freedom Foundation