Daniel Allen Cox launches I Felt the End Before It Came at Toronto Public Library

In conversation with Rachel Giese

Toronto Public Library, Yorkville branch

Daniel Allen Cox - daniel@danielallencox.net - 5146555816

Daniel Allen Cox joins us to discuss his new memoir, I Felt the End Before It Came: Memoirs of a Queer Ex-Jehovah's Witness. Daniel grew up with firm lines around what his religion considered unacceptable: celebrating birthdays and holidays; voting in elections, pursuing higher education, and other forays into independent thought. Their opposition to blood transfusions would have consequences for his mother, just as their stance on homosexuality would for him. In conversation with award-winning author and journalist Rachel Giese.

With great candour and disarming self awareness, Cox takes readers on a journey from his early days as a solicitous door to door preacher in Montreal to a stint in New York City, where he's swept up in a scene of photographers and hustlers blurring the line between art and pornography. The culmination of years spent both processing and avoiding a complicated past, I Felt the End Before It Came reckons with memory and language just as it provides a blueprint to surviving a litany of Armageddons.

Question and answer session and book signing to follow.

Event Details

Start Date June 06, 2023
End DateJune 06, 2023
Time6:30pm - 7:30pm
Location Toronto Public Library, Yorkville branch (Accessible)
Address Toronto Public Library, Yorkville branch, 22 Yorkville Avenue, Toronto , Ontario