Roach will discuss her frank approach to science, the importance of humor, and explore the weird, wonderful world in which we live.
Experience an entertaining and hilarious evening with New York Times best-selling science author, Mary Roach - despite her claim that “people call me a science writer, though I don't have a science degree and sometimes have to fake my way through interviews with experts I can't understand”! Dubbed “America’s funniest science writer” by the Washington Post, Roach has explored topics from the curious lives of human cadavers, packing to visit space, the afterlife, the alimentary canal, and more. Roach claims to have no hobbies, but enjoys bird-watching, hiking, playing scrabble, and watching late-night Animal Planet.
Annalee Newitz will join Mary Roach in conversation. Newitz has a Ph.D. in English and American Studies from UC Berkeley and is one half of the hilarious podcast, Our Opinions are Correct. On their show, Newitz delves into the weird, wonderful, and nerdy framework of science in pop culture.
This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration among public libraries offering premier events. ILP is funded in part by a grant awarded by the Illinois State Library, a department of the Office of Secretary of State, using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). ILP is committed to inclusion and accessibility. To request accommodations, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Participant Zoom instructions:
AGE GROUP: | Adults |
EVENT TYPE: | Virtual Program | Registration Required | Lectures |
|Mon, Mar 20||9:00AM to 9:00PM|
|Tue, Mar 21||9:00AM to 9:00PM|
|Wed, Mar 22||9:00AM to 9:00PM|
|Thu, Mar 23||9:00AM to 9:00PM|
|Fri, Mar 24||9:00AM to 9:00PM|
|Sat, Mar 25||9:00AM to 5:00PM|
|Sun, Mar 26||1:00PM to 5:00PM|