I have a couple of events coming up that I’d like everyone to know about. Back to back, this coming Thursday and Friday.
The first one will be at the Missouri River Regional Library, Thursday, February 6th, at 7:00 PM. I’ll be there with Tom Dillingham, good friend and educator. Here’s the announcement on the MRRL calendar:
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What Science Fiction Can Teach UsThursday, February 6
Mark Tiedemann, author of numerous science fiction novels and short stories, and Dr. Thomas F. Dillingham, retired professor of English, who has taught science fiction courses at Stephens College and the University of Missouri-Columbia, will take part in a “conversation” about science fiction as significant literature.
|Location: MRRL Art Gallery|
Tom and I will conduct a dialogue about science fiction and its implications, with a Q & A for the audience.
Next, the following evening I will be at the St. Louis Science Center for their First Friday event. Again I will be paired with an educator, Mr. Keith Miller from UMSL.
Center Stage (Main Building, Lower Level)
8pm Humans, Cyborgs, and Robots: Who Is a Person and Who Is Not?
Join in this conversation between scientist Keith Miller and science fiction writer Mark W. Tiedemann as they bring a historical context to the question of persons and non-persons and speculate as to how St. Louis will be different in the future, due to a new category of non-humans — robots.
– See more at: http://www.slsc.org/february-first-friday-st-louis-2264#sthash.uDo65pUN.dpuf
I’m jazzed about both and it would be cool to see some of my friends there.
Starting in March, I will be conducting a reading group at the Pulitzer Art Foundation once a month in conjunction with their newest exhibit, Art of its Own Making. They have selected five classic SF titles to go along with the exhibit. This is being done in cooperation with Left Bank Books.
As well, I’m conducting an ongoing reading group at Left Bank Books—Great Novels of the 22nd Century. Here’s the FaceBook page. I enc0urage those interested to like the page and come to the discussions.
That’s all for now. Thank you.