Welcome to WITF’s Local Events Calendar!
This August, the Midtown Scholar Bookstore is pleased to welcome award-winning author Charles King to Harrisburg as he presents his new book, Gods of the Upper Air: How a Circle of Renegade Anthropologists Reinvented Race, Sex, and Gender in the Twentieth Century. This event is free and open to the public.Find out more »
A dazzling group portrait of Franz Boas, the founder of cultural anthropology, and his circle of women scientists, who upended American notions of race, gender, and sexuality in the 1920s and 1930s--a sweeping chronicle of how our society began to question the basic ways we understand other cultures and ourselves. Gods of the Upper Air is a page-turning narrative of radical ideas and adventurous lives, a history rich in scandal, romance, and rivalry, and a genesis story of the fluid…Find out more »
A hard-hitting expose that shines a light on the powerful conservative forces that have waged a multi-decade battle to hijack the meaning of free speech -- and how we can reclaim it. There's a critical debate taking place over one of our most treasured rights: free speech. We argue about whether it's at risk, whether college students fear it, whether neo-Nazis deserve it, and whether the government is adequately upholding it.Find out more »
Celebrated cultural psychologist Michele Gelfand takes us on an epic journey through human cultures, offering a startling new view of the world and ourselves. This August, the Midtown Scholar Bookstore is pleased to welcome cultural psychologist Michele Gelfand as she presents her new book, Rule Makers, Rule Breakers: How Tight and Loose Cultures Wire Our World. This event is free and open to the public.Find out more »
This September, Fear No Lit, Midtown Scholar Bookstore, and the Ware Center are pleased to welcome author Bassey Ikpi to Lancaster as she presents her new essay collection, I’M TELLING THE TRUTH BUT I’M LYING. The event will include: - a reading from Ikpi - a live conversation between Ikpi and Donna Talarico of Hippocampus Magazine - short performances by: Jamie Beth Cohen, Maria James-Thiaw, and Jonny Teklit Books will be available for purchase prior to the book signing portion…Find out more »
Within days of taking office, President Donald J. Trump published or announced changes to immigration law and policy. In Banned, Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia offers a passionate reminder of the responsibility we all have to protect America’s identity as a nation of immigrants. In partnership with Penn State Harrisburg’s Diversity and Educational Equity Committee, the Midtown Scholar Bookstore is pleased to welcome Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia as she presents her new book, Banned: Immigation Enforcement in the Time of Trump. This event…Find out more »
New York Times bestselling author Sean Carroll shows that there are multiple copies of you. And everyone else. Really. This September, the Midtown Scholar Bookstore is thrilled to welcome physicist Sean Carroll to Harrisburg as he presents his new book, Something Deeply Hidden: Quantum Worlds and the Emergence of Spacetime. This event is free and open to the public.Find out more »