I received this from Margaret Downey recently, about their meeting next Tuesday:
Science, Society and Sex:
An Evening Conversation With Faye Flam
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE APRIL 10, 2014
PHILADELPHIA — Popular science writer, reporter and journalist Faye Flam will participate in a live “actor’s studio-style” interview involving all things science, society, sex and so much more. The Tuesday, April 29, 2014, highly anticipated event starts at 7:00 PM in the large meeting room of the Ludington Library and is sponsored by The Freethought Society (FS).
FS President Margaret Downey will moderate and interview Flam on a wide variety of subjects relative to today’s science and social interaction in what will be an evening of conversation no one will want to miss. Audience participation will also be incorporated.
“We are excited to present Faye Flam in this unique setting,” Downey said from the FS offices. “This setup allows a casual conversation to flow, and with Faye’s extensive science and research background and down-to-earth approach to knowledge, it’ll be a fantastic evening. It is sure to be a fun, educational and enjoyable time.”
Flam is well-known in the Philadelphia area for her past science, evolution and contemporary columns in The Philadelphia Inquirer. She currently teaches science writing at Ursinus College and also holds the respected position of Writer in Residence. She has also written for WHYY/NewsWorks, The Washington Post, Science, The Economist, and Science News. She was recently awarded the National Center for Science Education’s “Friend of Darwin Award” for her Philadelphia Inquirer column “Planet of the Apes.” Flam is also a critic for the Knight Science Journalism Tracker.
The Tuesday, April 29, 2014 presentation starts at 7:00 PM in the large meeting room of the Ludington Library, located at 5 South Bryn Mawr Avenue, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.
Don’t miss this exciting evening, which is free and open to the public.
I’m hoping to make it (I have not been to too many Freethought Society events recently, but I hope to change that in the future, being back in Philadelphia). If you are in the Philadelphia area and are free Tuesday night, come join us.
In the past, I have been convinced (or convincing) to go to a nearby bar for a drink or two after, and may do so again. If any of that sounds good to you, I hope to see you there.