Announcements, Announcements! First up: Michael Specter coming to Yale

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I’ve got several announcements to post over the next few days. Many eggs are beginning to hatch.

First up: New Yorker staff writer Michael Specter will be coming to New Haven to give a public talk on Monday, and then talk to my writing class Tuesday morning. Specter is the author of many important articles about science and medicine, some of which became the basis for his recent book, Denialism: How Irrational Thinking Hinders Scientific Progress, Harms the Planet, and Threatens Our Lives. You can find more about him on his web site and hear him talk briefly about denialism during his recent TED lecture.

Michael will be speaking on Monday, October 4 at 4 pm at Morse College at Yale (302 York St.). It’s a Master’s Tea, which means we’ll be gathering in a living-room-like setting, with real tea for those who want it. I organized a tea at Morse in the spring for Rebecca Skloot for her self-made book tourHere’s an article about it, complete with a photo of the comfortable furniture.

(Thanks go to the Poynter Fellowship for making Specter’s trip possible!)