MECHANICS’ HALL AND THE NATIONAL BOOK FOUNDATION PRESENT SCIENCE + LITERATURE: THE GENDER DISPARITY, AN AUTHOR READING & CONVERSATION WITH RACHEL PASTAN AND WEIKE WANG.
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The National Book Foundation joins Mechanics’ Hall to celebrate the inaugural year of Science + Literature. The program identifies three books annually that deepen readers’ understanding of science and technology, and focuses on elevating the diversity of voices in contemporary science and technology writing. The three inaugural titles—all authored by women—include a memoir, a collection of essays and poetry, and a novel. Read more about Science + Literature here.
At Mechanics’ Hall we’ll focus on In the Field by Rachel Pastan, which tells the story of a female geneticist––an outsider in her pursuits, and sexuality––in the mid-twentieth century, inspired by the life of Nobel Prize-winning geneticist Barbara McClintock. Join Rachel Pastan in conversation with author and 5 Under 35 Honoree Weike Wang (Chemistry; Joan Is Okay) on the intersection of science and literature.
Science + Literature is supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.