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Parlor Tricks! Physics! Palmistry! with Kate Greene

Join poet, essayist, and former laser physicist (and Ruby member), Kate Greene, for three short physics lessons interspersed with an introduction to palm reading. Charm yourself into and out of any social situation with brief but fascinating tidbits about the expanding universe, the Higgs particle (or is it a field?), and the thermodynamics of death. Entertain friends at parties by assuring them that fame, fortune, and love may or may not be written in their palms. The format is as follows: lecture, discussion, and practice with a partner. You’ll receive a pamphlet on the material covered as well as notes for further resources. Poems too, probably.

About Kate Greene

Kate Greene is an essayist, journalist, poet, and former laser physicist whose work has appeared in Aeon, the AtlanticDiscover, The Economist, Harvard Review, the New Yorker, Pacific Standard, Slate, and WIRED, among others. Her essays have been featured on NPR’s All Things Considered and Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!, CBS News Radio, and the BBC World Service. She has taught writing at Vanderbilt University, San Francisco State University, and the Tennessee Prison for Women. In 2013, Greene was the crew writer and second-in-command on a four-month simulated Mars mission for the NASA-funded HI-SEAS project. Her book inspired by the experience, ONCE UPON A TIME I LIVED ON MARS AND OTHER STORIES, is forthcoming from St. Martin’s Press. She currently lives in New York City where she is an MFA candidate in poetry at Columbia University.

Earlier Event: August 8
Resource Party & Barn-Raising
Later Event: August 14
Feminist Reading Club