Red Hen Press at the Leonard Nimoy Event Horizon Theater
Pope Brock and Alan Lightman, two prominent authors in the scientific and literary communities, will come together for a reading and discussion moderated by award-winning novelist Sandra Tsing Loh (“The Loh Down on Science”). The evening will showcase how discoveries of the cosmos have changed humanity’s view of itself. Brock and Lightman will share an engaging discourse on the future of space exploration, physics, and science within literary context of their books, Another Fine Mess: Life on Tomorrow’s Moon, and The Accidental Universe: The World You Thought You Knew, respectively. This event will also act as a launch for Pope Brock’s new book Another Fine Mess, which examines what life might be like if humans colonize the moon.
Tickets are $25 per person
September 25th, 2017
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About the performers:
Pope Brock is a writer, teacher and DJ living in Arlington, Massachusetts. He is the author of three books: Indiana Gothic (Doubleday), Charlatan: America’s Most Dangerous Huckster, The Man Who Pursued Him, and the Age of Flimflam (Random House), and Another Fine Mess: Life on Tomorrow’s Moon (Red Hen Press, forthcoming in 2017). His articles have appeared in GQ, Esquire, Rolling Stone, London Sunday Times Magazine and many other publications. Since 2005 he has taught in the low-residency MFA Writing Program at the University of Nebraska.
Alan Lightman has been a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences since 1996 and is currently Professor of the Practices of Humanities at MIT. He is the author of several books on science, including Ancient Light: Our Changing View of the Universe (1991) and Origins: The Lives and Worlds of Modern Cosmologists (with R. Brawer, 1990). His works of fiction include the international bestseller Einstein’s Dreams (1993), The Diagnosis (2000), which was a finalist for the National Book Award, Screening Room (2015), The Accidental Universe: The World You Thought You Knew (2015), chosen by Brain Pickings as one of the best ten books of the year. and his most recent title, an illustrated verse narrative, Song of Two Worlds (2017).
Sandra Tsing Loh is the author of six books, including The Madwoman in the Volvo: My Year of Raging Hormones (W.W. Norton, 2014), which was selected as one of the New York Times’ s100 Most Notable Books. Her short story “My Father’s Chinese Wives” won a Pushcart Prize in 1996, and is featured in the Norton Anthology of Modern Literature. She has been a regular commentator on NPR’s “Morning Edition,” and on PRI’s “This American Life” and “Marketplace”; currently, her weekly segment “The Loh Life” is heard on KPCC. A Pushcart Prize winner, MacDowell Fellow and three-time National Magazine Award nominee, she is a contributing editor for The Atlantic Monthly and adjunct professor of visual art and science communication at the University of California, Irvine.
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