Nov 08 2021
Ten Evenings with Lawrence Wright, Presented by Pi...

Ten Evenings with Lawrence Wright, Presented by Pi...

Presented by Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures at Online/Virtual Space

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Lawrence Wrightwhose best-selling novel The End of the October all but predicted our current pandemic, brings his momentous account of COVID-19: its origins, its repercussions, and the fight to contain it.

Wright takes us inside the CDC, where the first round of faulty test kits cost America precious time; inside the halls of the White House, where Deputy National Security Advisor Matthew Pottinger's early alarm about the virus was met with great skepticism; into a COVID ward in a Charlottesville hospital, with an idealistic young woman doctor from Little Africa, South Carolina; into the precincts of prediction specialists at Goldman Sachs; and even inside the human body, diving deep into the science of just how the virus and vaccines function, with an eye-opening detour into the history of vaccination and of the modern anti-vaxxer movement.

Lawrence Wright is a staff writer for The New Yorker, a playwright, a screenwriter, and the author of ten books of nonfiction, including The Looming Tower, Going Clear, and God Save Texas. His books have received many honors, including a Pulitzer Prize for The Looming Tower. He and his wife are longtime residents of Austin, Texas.

Admission Info

Tickets $15

Ticket holders will receive a link to view the virtual lecture on Monday, November 8.


Dates & Times

2021/11/08 - 2021/11/08

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Copies of Plague Year: America in the Time of Covid with signed bookplates are available from White Whale Bookstore

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Online/Virtual Space

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