November 12, 2019, 6:30 pm–8:00 pm
1201: Elebash Recital Hall
The Graduate Center at CUNY, New York, NY
Lawrence Weschler’s And How Are You, Dr. Sacks? is a biographical memoir of his 35-year friendship with the late neurologist and writer Oliver Sacks. Upon its publication, Weschler joins in a discussion about “the poet laureate of medicine” (The New York Times) with Laura J. Snyder (author of Eye of the Beholder), who, as the first Sloan/Levy Fellow, is working on a biography of Sacks, and Kai Bird, executive director of the Leon Levy Center for Biography. Weschler’s many books include Mr. Wilson’s Cabinet of Wonder.
Presented with the Leon Levy Center for Biography.
June 21, 2018
National Archives, New York, NY
A return engagement to speak to sixty-five New York City public school teachers about The Philosophical Breakfast Club in the National Archives at the US Custom House.
I so enjoyed the panel discussion on “Brave New Word” at the Science and Story program of the World Science Festival. Physicist Leonard Mlodinow, journalist and novelist Bob Reiss and I spoke with Rick Karr about the craft of science writing. It was a stimulating session!
I was delighted to join over a hundred best-selling and award-winning authors at one of the nation’s top and most charming literary events, in Olde Towne Gaithersburg, Maryland. Luckily the rain and hail waited until the end of the day and we had a full tent for my talk. I enjoyed meeting readers and signing books afterwards.
May 9, 2015, 5:00pm
179 Maplewood Ave., Maplewood, NJ
I really enjoyed my visit to this terrific Indie Bookstore. They have such a lovely space dedicated to author talks. If you are in the area, you should go visit. They might still have a few signed copies of Eye of the Beholder!
May 7, 2015, 4:00pm to 6:00pm
History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Science and Medicine
Social Science Research Building, Room 105
1126 E. 59th Street
It was a real pleasure for me to return to University of Chicago, where I had the honor of guest teaching early in my career. I gave the annual lecture to the graduating seniors in History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Science and Medicine. It was a great audience—and a fun dinner afterwards!
I faced my toughest audience to date, a room of fifth-graders and their teachers, as I talked about how scientists and artists use technology to see the world in new ways. We used magnifying glasses to examine flowers and make our own Dutch-style botanical studies.
Voices of the SAJ
May 1, 2015, 8:15pm
15 W. 86th St., New York, NY
I was delighted to join a talented group of poets, memoirists and short story writers for this annual reading event!
April 29, 2015, 6:30pm
53 East 79th St., New York, NY 10075
I spoke on The Philosophical Breakfast Club at the New York Society Library in 2011 and so I was especially delighted to return and speak about Eye of the Beholder. It was a sold-out house with an enthusiastic and smart audience—what more could an author want? Details are here.
April 8, 2015, 7:00pm–8:30pm
125 Arborway, Hunnewell Building, Boston, MA
I spoke on The Philosophical Breakfast Club at the Arnold Aboretum in 2012 and was delighted to come back for a talk on Eye of the Beholder. We had a large group unfazed by April hail and a very lively Q & A.
April 7, 2015, 6:00pm–7:00pm
10½ Beacon Street, Boston
It was so much fun to speak to a sold-out house at the Boston Athenaeum. What an engaged and intelligent audience!