Adventures in Longform Writing with Eva Holland

Adventures in Longform Writing with Eva Holland

Adventures in Longform Writing with Eva Holland

May 23 @ 10 AM - 11:15 AM MT 
Memorial Park Library, 2nd Floor
1221 2 St SW

Join us for a Saturday morning masterclass with Yukon-based journalist Eva Holland, whose freelance features are always must-reads in Outside, Esquire, The Walrus and many other top magazines. Presented in partnership with the Alberta Magazine Publishers Association, this event features an on-stage interview with Calgary journalist Christina Frangou, followed by an audience Q&A.

Indulge in the full Nerve-racking Weekend Experience by adding her Friday evening book-focused event to your ticket order. 

About Nerve: A Personal Journey Through The Science Of Fear

In 2015, Eva Holland was forced to confront her greatest fear when her mother had a stroke and suddenly passed away. After the shock and grief subsided, Holland began to examine the extent to which her many fears had limited her, and wondered whether or not it was possible to move past them.

This sent Holland on a deep dive into the science of fear, digging into an array of universal and personal questions: Why do we feel fear? Where do phobias come from and how are they related to anxiety disorders and trauma? Can you really smell fear? (Yes.) What would it be like to feel no fear? Is there a cure for fear? Or, put differently, is there a better way to feel afraid?

On her journey, Holland explores the lives of the few individuals who suffer from a rare disease that prevents them from ever feeling fear, and she immerses herself in her own fears including hurling herself out of a plane for her first skydive.

Fear is a universal human experience, and Nerve answers these questions in a refreshingly accessible way, offering readers an often personal, sometimes funny, and always rigorously researched journey through the science of facing our fears.

About Eva Holland

Eva Holland is a freelance writer based in Whitehorse. 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 many more.


Longform Features:

  • “Exposure Therapy and the Fine Art of Scaring the Shit Out of Yourself On Purpose” — Esquire
  • “When a Fatal Grizzly Mauling Goes Viral” — Outside Magazine
  • “The Rise and Fall of Ski Ballet” — Grantland
  • "Saving Baby Green"Wired
  • "I Would Walk 100 Miles"The Globe and Mail
  • "The Wildest Party on Earth"Outside

Articles about Nerve:

  • “A Single Pill May Be The Key To Overcoming Many Paralyzing Fears” — CBC
  • “Yukon writer to face her fears in new book” — CBC


Books will be available for purchase at the event by local bookseller, Owl's Nest Books.

If you want to purchase the book in advance: 

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