Author Events

Aug 1, 2014 7:00 PM

5233 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60640

Peggy Shinner, Christine Sneed, and Sarah Hollenbeck will read at the Women and Children First Bookstore. Sponsored by The Northwestern University MA/MFA in Creative Writing and the Summer Writers' Conference.

For more information see the Summer Writers' Conference events calendar and the Women and Children First Bookstore website.

Aug 1, 2014 8:00 AM - Aug 3, 2014 8:00 PM

North Byron Beach Resort
(Various Venues)

Lisa Anne Gershwin, author of Stung!: On Jellyfish Blooms and the Future of the Ocean, will be a featured speaker at the Byron Bay Writers' Festival in Australia (Session: 17, 41, 68).

See the Byron Bay Writers Festival website to download the full program and to purchase festival passes.

Aug 6, 2014 Time TBD

at University Press Books, Berkeley

2430 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94704

Join author Matthew Warner Osborn for a discussion of his new book Rum Maniacs–an insightful examination of the medical and societal fascination two centuries ago with heavy drinking and drinkers.

For more information see the University Press Books website.

Aug 11, 2014 10:00 AM

Baillie Gifford Main Theatre
Charlotte Square Gardens
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams joins New York University professor of anthropology Angela Zito for a discussion titled "The Principle of Religion" – part of a series of events selected by Richard Sennett exploring key ideas that have shaped humanity. Chaired by former Bishop of Edinburgh Richard Holloway.

For more information ad to purchase tickets see the Edinburgh International Book Festival website.

Aug 21, 2014 7:00 PM

2526 East Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80206

Aug 28, 2014 12:14 PM - Jan 15, 2015 12:14 PM

2101 Constitution Ave., N.W.
Washington D. C. 20001

Rachael Sussman, author of The Oldest Living Things in the World will have photographs included in the “Imagining Deep Time” exhibit at the National Academy of Sciences.

For more information see the event description at the Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences website.

Aug 30, 2014 2:00 PM

1400 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60605-2496

In conjunction with the new Field Museum exhibition, Extinct Madagascar: Picturing the Island’s Past, join Steve Goodman, PhD, for a lecture and book signing of his new publication of the same title. Steve and co-author Bill Jungers will speak about their collaboration with illustrator Velizar Simeonovski to reconstruct the vanished habitats and species of Holocene-era Madagascar.

For more info navigate to the Field Museum website.