Virtual Program — It will be offered via Zoom.
Experience an entertaining and hilarious evening with six-time New York Times bestselling 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!” Roach will discuss her frank approach to science, the importance of humor, and explore the weird, wonderful world in which we live.
Mary Roach is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Stiff, Spook, Bonk, Gulp, Grunt, and Packing for Mars. Her new book, Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law, debuted in September 2021. Mary has written for National Geographic, Wired, and The New York Times Magazine, among others, and her TED talk made the TED 20 Most Watched list. She has been a guest editor for Best American Science and Nature Writing, a finalist for the Royal Society’s Winton Prize, and a winner of the American Engineering Societies’ journalism award, in a category for which, let’s be honest, she was the sole entrant.
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.