Facing Fear: Eva Holland, author of Nerve: A Personal Journey Through the Science of Fear in conversation with Harley Rustad

Facing our fears is understood to be one of the ways to get over and move past them. But where do our fears come from and how do our phobias relate to anxiety disorders and trauma? Most importantly, can we cure fear? In Nerve: A Personal Journey Through the Science of Fear, author Eva Holland, BA’05, confronts her greatest fear, the sudden death of her mother, along with the way her many fears have limited her. Through the book, Eva explores whether she can move past her fears and examines the many questions about fear and where fear comes from. Join Harley Rustad, BJ’12, as he talks to Eva about her book, Nerve. This event will take place on Zoom on Tuesday, October 5 at 8 p.m. (Atlantic).

Eva Holland is a freelance writer based in Whitehorse, Yukon. She is currently a correspondent at the magazine Outside, and has had her work published in WiredBloomberg BusinessweekPacific StandardNational Geographic News, The Walrus, Hazlitt, and elsewhere.

Harley Rustad is the author of Big Lonely Doug: The Story of One of Canada’s Last Great Trees and the forthcoming Lost in the Valley of Death: A Story of Obsession and Danger in the Himalayas. He has written for Outside, the GuardianGlobe and MailGeographical, and elsewhere. He is a features editor at The Walrus magazine, a faculty editor at the Banff Centre’s Mountain and Wilderness Writing residency, and the founder of the Port Renfrew Writers’ Retreat. He is originally from Salt Spring Island, B.C.