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Spring 2019 Events

Best-Selling Authors

Andre Dubus III | Tuesday, February 5th at 6:45pm

[Photo by John Hauschildt]

Author of Gone So Long, Dirty Love, The Garden of Last Days, House of Sand and Fog (a #1 New York Times bestseller, Oprah’s Book Club pick, and finalist for the National Book Award), and Townie, winner of an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature. Mr. Dubus’ writing has received many honors, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, a National Magazine Award, and two Pushcart Prizes.

André Aciman | Wednesday, February 20th at 6:45pm

[Photo by Sigrid Estrada]

Our Writer-in-Residence is a memoirist, essayist, New York Times bestselling novelist, and Whiting Award winner for his memoir Out of Egypt, which details his childhood growing up as Jewish in post-colonial Egypt.  In 2017, his novel Call Me by Your Name was adapted into a widely acclaimed film and named one of the top ten films of the year by the American Film Institute. His work has also been published in The New Yorker, Condé Nast Traveler, and The Paris Review, among other publications.

Blair Hurley | Thursday, March 14th at 6:45pm

[Photo by Andrea Stenson]

An author and essayist whose work has been published or is forthcoming in The Georgia Review, Ninth Letter, Guernica, West Branch, and elsewhere. She received a 2018 Pushcart Prize, as well as scholarships from Middlebury Bread Loaf School of English, Hawthornden Castle, and the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts. Her debut novel, The Devoted, was published in 2018 with W.W. Norton & Company.

Linda Fairstein | Thursday, April 18th at 6:45pm

[Photo by Katherine Marks]

Former prosecutor and chief of the Sex Crimes Unit at Manhattan’s District Attorney’s office for more than two decades and America's foremost legal expert on sexual assault and domestic violence. She is a regular contributor on criminal justice issues to magazines, journals, and online publications like The Daily Beast, and does on-air commentary for all the major television network and cable news shows. Her Alexandra Cooper novels are international and New York Times bestsellers and have been translated into more than a dozen languages.


Great Thinkers

Thomas Lin | Tuesday, April 2nd at 6:45pm

[Photo by Thomas Lin]

Former member of the science desk of The New York Times and the founding editor of Quanta Magazine, a unique online magazine whose mission it is to “enhance public understanding of research developments in mathematics and the physical and life sciences.” As such, Quanta is an editorially independent and award-winning nonprofit publication funded by the Simons Foundation. In this publication, Mr. Lin and his staff elucidate brilliant, cutting-edge scientific theories so that both scientists and interested lay readers can understand and appreciate their findings.

Marla Geha | Thursday, April 11th at 6:45pm

[Photo by Hadar Goren]

A professor and astrophysicist at Yale University with joint appointments in the Departments of Astronomy and Physics, Professor Geha utilizes the world’s largest telescopes to study the smallest galaxies in the Universe. She has received various honors including Popular Science magazine's “Brilliant 10” young scientists (2009), an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow (2010), a John S. Guggenheim Fellowship (2015), and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professorship (2018). 


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