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Roger Housden - Tuesday, June 7 at 7 PM
Matt Richtel - Thursday, June 9 at 7 PM
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Saved by Beauty ROGER HOUSDEN
Saved by Beauty
Tuesday, June 7 at 7 PM

“The image of Iran as a dark and scary place remains a difficult one to dislodge from the collective imagination. I wanted to see if the Iran of today could give substance and value to the images I had cherished for decades.” (excerpt from Saved by Beauty)

Join us for an evening with Roger Housden, author of Chasing Rumi and Ten Poems to Change Your Life. Housden has written a deeply poetic and perceptive appreciation of a culture that has endured for over three thousand years, while also portraying the creative and spiritual cultures within contemporary Iran rarely mentioned in the West. “Elegantly Soulful and uplifting.” — Kirkus Reviews

Devil's Plaything MATT RICHTEL
Devil's Plaything
Thursday, June 9 at 7 PM

Meet Pulitzer Prize-winning author and technology writer Richtel, who creates amazing fiction around cutting-edge science.

Journalist Nat Idle, nearly gunned down in Golden Gate Park, quickly learns it was no random attack. Suddenly, he's running for his life through the shadows of Silicon Valley, a human lab animal caught in a deadly maze of neurotechnology and institutional paranoia. And his survival rests entirely in the hands of his 85-year-old grandmother, who's suffering from dementia and can't remember the secret at the heart of the world-changing conspiracy.

“Richtel's singular gift is his ability to convey the human components of technological change. This is an utterly absorbing read - gripping, exciting, touching and terrifying.” — David Liss

More upcoming events:

  • State of Wonder ANN PATCHETT
    State of Wonder
    Tuesday, June 14th at 7 PM

  • A Split Second of Light STEWART FLORSHEIM and DIANE FRANK
    Read from Their Recent Work
    Thursday, June 16th at 7 PM

  • When Gadgets Betray Us ROBERT VAMOSI
    When Gadgets Betray Us
    Tuesday, June 21st at 7 PM

  • To Drink the Wild Air WNBA PRESENTS
    Birgit Soyka and Teresa LeYoung Ryan
    Tuesday, June 28th at 7 PM

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