Books, Booze & Brains

At long last, three of our favorite things—books, booze and science—are coming together in a new monthly book club for the scientifically curious!

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Books, Booze & Brains

All events are free and open to the general public; drinks and snacks from Ash and Elm Cider Co. are available for purchase. Find the book at your nearest library or bookstore and join us! Additional dates, almost always the last Tuesday of the month, and titles will be added in the future. Book club participants can opt to donate their gently used books to Indiana Humanities’ Novel Conversations program following each discussion. 

 This Quantum Leap experiment is a partnership between Indiana Humanities, Da Vinci Pursuit and March for Science-Indianapolis.

Fall 2019 Schedule

July 30, 2019
Book: Breaking the Chains of Gravity: The Story of Spaceflight before NASA by Amy Shira Teitel
Scientist: Caitlin Fendley, Purdue University

Aug. 27, 2019
Book: Stuff Matter: Exploring Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made World by Mark Miodownik
Scientist: Matt Sauers, Roche Diagnostics

Sept. 24, 2019
Book: Pleased to Meet Me: Genes, Germs and the Curious Forces that Make Us Who We Are by Bill Sullivan
Scientist: Bill Sullivan, Ph.D., Indiana University School of Medicine

Oct. 29, 2019
Book: Do Zombies Dream of Undead Sheep?: A Neuroscientific View of the Zombie Brain by Timothy Verstynen
Scientist: Dr. Anne Need, Pearl Pathways, LLC

Nov. 26, 2019
Book: When Death Becomes Life: Notes from a Transplant Surgeon by Joshua D. Mezrich
Scientist: Jonathan A. Fridell, MD, Indiana University School of Medicine

Questions? Suggestions?

Is there a book you think we should read? Are you a scientist who’d like to help lead a future session? Contact facilitator Krista Hoffmann-LongtinIUPUI School of Liberal Arts and IU School of Medicine.

If you’re interested in starting a local Books, Booze & Brains chapter outside Indianapolis, contact Leah Nahmias, director of programs and community engagement at Indiana Humanities.