Caltech Public Programming is excited to announce our new series, Behind the Book.

Join us in conversation with authors who explore the intersection of arts, science, and society through the lens of their family histories. An audience Q&A will follow each event.

Events are free, but reservations are required.

Blake Hill-Saya

Blake Hill-Saya
Monday, February 1, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. PST

Author of Aaron McDuffie Moore: An African American Physician, Educator, and Founder of Durham's Black Wall Street

Blake Hill-Saya is a classical musician and creative writer living in Los Angeles. Born the biracial child of two literature professors, her love affair with books began at age four when her father found her reading one to herself out loud and upside down. She is the CEO of Tenacity Communications in Los Angeles.

Indre Viskontas

Indre Viskontas
Monday, April 12, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. PDT

Author of How Music Makes Us Better

Indre Viskontas combines a passion for music with scientific curiosity. Professor of Sciences and Humanities at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of San Francisco, she is also a working opera singer and serves as the Creative Director of Pasadena Opera.

Cindy Weinstein

woman in green top with glasses and short cropped hair
Date and time to be announced

Author of Finding the Right Words: Alzheimer's, Literature, Science

Cindy Weinstein is Eli and Edythe Broad Professor of English and Vice Provost at Caltech, and serves as the Institute's Chief Diversity Officer. Her academic work is informed by the notion that literature and the interpretive tools of literary criticism contribute to an understanding of the world outside of literature. Finding the Right Words is being published by Johns Hopkins Press in 2021.

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Vroman's Bookstore in Pasadena is a proud partner of our Behind the Book series. Help preserve a Pasadena treasure and shop local!