The Marin Showcase Theater
An education in discussion and performance.
At the WordUp Fair 2012 is the debut of the Know Speakers Series featuring Michael Krasny, in conversation with Jane Smiley, Jill Tarter, former SETI Director and Astronomer leading a STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) and girls panel discussion, children's author Mac Barnett, older kids author Katherine Applegate, and young adult author Michael Grant.
Know is a quarterly online journal that offers a compelling mix of reporting, commentary, and interviews related to lifelong learning. Know doesn’t indoctrinate readers with the value of literacy in its varied forms. Instead, it demonstrates the lasting significance of knowledge acquisition with content that is equally engaging and illuminating, promoting learning as the ultimate tool for self-advocacy. To celebrate our first issue, due online September 17th, Know will be hosting a series of speaking engagements featuring several of our esteemed content contributors.
Katherine Applegate and Michael Grant
Michael and Katherine teamed up to write the award winning series, Animorphs and, most recently Eve and Adam, an inventive saga where a group of smart teens are pitted against high-tech evil doers.
October 7th, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
STEM Panel: Inspiring and Engaging Girls in the Sciences
The STEM Panel discussion features female leaders in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, and will be led by Dr. Jill Tarter, outgoing Director of the SETI Institute. Dr. Tarter was the model for Jodie Foster’s role in the film of Carl Sagan’s book, “Contact”. The panel will also include Dr. Susan Lea, Chair and Professor of Physics and Astronomy at SFSU, Dr. Felisa Wolfe-Simon microbial geobiologist and biogeochemist and NASA Astrobiology Research Fellow, Dr. Linda S. Shore, Ed.D, Director, Teacher Institute, Exploratorium and Dr. Shannon Bennett, Cal Academy of Science, Associate Curator of Microbiology.
Ticket Price $10.00
October 7th, 2:00pm – 3:15pm
Ian Morris in conversation with Jane Smiley
Ian Morris is the Jean and Rebecca Willard Professor of Classics and Professor of History at Stanford University and a Fellow of the Stanford Archaeology Center. He is also Director of Stanford's archaeological excavation at Monte Polizzo, Sicily. Morris’s widely acclaimed book, Why the West Rules—For Now: The Patterns of History, and What they Reveal About the Future, won the 2011 PEN Center USA Literary Award for Creative Nonfiction.
Ticket Price $20.00
October 7th, 4:00pm – 5:15pm
Jane Smiley in conversation with Michael Krasny
Acclaimed novelist Jane Smiley received the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction as well as the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction her best-selling novel A Thousand Acres. Smiley has written both fiction and non-fiction, for adult and young adult readers. Her most recent book, Private Life, came out in 2010. Michael Krasny is an American radio broadcaster, who is currently the host and senior editor of KQED-FM radio's award-winning Forum, a news and public affairs program covering politics, culture, the arts, health, business and technology. He is also an author in his own right.
Ticket Price $30.00
Special Pricing for both Jane Smiley Talks $40.00
October 7th, 5:30pm – 7:00pm
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Jill Tarter Leads STEM Panel at WordUp Fair 2012
The Literacyworks STEM Panel discussion at the 2012 Word Up! Community Learning Fair featured female leaders in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, and was led by Dr. Jill Tarter, outgoing Director of the SETI Institute.
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A Discussion with Women Leaders in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Sunday, October 7th, 2pm – 3:15pm
Showcase Theater, Marin Center, San Rafael
Come join us as five distinguished scientists discuss the role women have played in the STEM subjects, the trials and triumphs of representing women in a typically male-dominated field, the sustaining joy of continuous learning that motivates them and how pursuing their interest in STEM led them to exciting and rewarding careers.
Moderator: Elizabeth Howland, Executive Director, Friends of the Petaluma River
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