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Jan. 23, 2015

Join the SciFri Book Club LIVE in NYC

by Annie Minoff

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UPDATE: Due to inclement weather in the New York City area, the Science Friday Book Club's discussion of The Lost City of Z has been re-scheduled. Our make-up date will be Thursday, February 5th. All other details concerning the event remain the same, including our start time of 6:30 p.m. We hope to see you there!
 
If you are unable to make the re-scheduled event, please let us know by emailing reservations@explorers.org so that we can refund your ticket.
 
 
Attention New York-based Book Clubbers! Join Ira and The Lost City of Z author David Grann LIVE, for our first in-person meeting at The Explorers Club in Manhattan. Details for the event are below.
 
Date: This event has been rescheduled from January 27th to February 5th
Time: Doors open at 6:00 p.m.; discussion is at 6:30 p.m. 
Location: The Explorers Club Headquarters, 46 E 70th Street, New York, NY 10021 (phone: 212-628-8383)
Description: Join Ira and best-selling author David Grann in an intimate, in-person discussion of the Sci Fri Book Club’s latest pick, Grann’s non-fiction exploration epic, The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon. The story begins in 1925, when famed Victorian-era explorer Percy Fawcett disappears into the Amazonian wilderness in search of an ancient, advanced civilization: the “Lost City of Z.” He's never heard from again. In a book that’s part mystery, part history, Grann retraces Fawcett’s steps into the jungle in search of Z.” Will he find it?

To participate, first pick up a copy of The Lost City of Z and get reading! Then join your fellow Science Friday fans as we speak with Grann about Fawcett, as well as his own travels into the heart of the Amazon. We’re expecting a lively discussion, so please come prepared with questions and comments! 

Audience members should note that their comments and questions will be recorded for possible broadcast on Science Friday.

This Book Club meeting will take place inside the library of The Explorers Club, a meeting place for scientists and explorers since 1904.

Refreshments will be available at a reception hosted by The Explorers Club following the conversation.
 
Ticket Price: $20
 
Go behind the scenes at The Explorers Club in the video below:
About Annie Minoff

Annie Minoff is Science Friday’s SciArts producer. She's visited Olympic ski jumps and a nuclear reactor in the name of science.

The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Science Friday.
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