April

WSHU's 'Join the Conversation' Presents Bestselling Author Joshua Foer

News Story: April 1, 2011

Bestselling Author Joshua Foer
Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering
Talk, Q & A, and Book Signing Event
Wednesday, May 4, 2011, 7:00pm
Sacred Heart University, University Commons,
5151 Park Avenue, Fairfield, CT

Joshua Foer

WSHU invites you to “Join the Conversation” with Joshua Foer on May 4th at 7:00 pm in Fairfield, CT, where he will discuss his New York Times bestseller Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering.  A book signing will follow. 

Foer studied the quirky subculture of “mental athletes,” who can memorize almost anything—number sequences, poems, entire books—at super-human speeds.  After a strange odyssey learning the art and science of memorization, he won the U.S. Memory Championship. 

In his talk, Foer will reveal ancient methods for memorizing, and the fascinating ways in which our brains are wired to remember, or forget, a vast array of information and experiences. He proves an old but vital human truth: in every way that matters, we are the sum of our memories.

Books will be available for purchase at the event.  Seating is limited; please make your reservations at www.wshu.org.  This event is free, but there is a suggested $5.00 donation at the door to benefit WSHU.

About the series
The WSHU “Join the Conversation” lecture series puts you together with prominent speakers and your fellow public radio listeners for engaging and thought-provoking discussions.  We look forward to seeing you at this, and many other events in our series!