The Weird and Wonderful World with Mary Roach
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!” Roach will discuss her frank approach to science, the importance of humor, and
explore the weird, wonderful world in which we live.
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
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Zoom Event Attendee Registration Link:
- Wednesday, March 1, 2023
- 7:00pm - 8:00pm
- Time Zone:
- Central Time - US & Canada (change)