Fri. Oct. 19

10:30 AM

10:30 AM - Noon
Old Town Library
201 Peterson St.

How to Self-Publish Successfully

by Teresa Funke 

Space limited. Please sign up in advance for this workshop by calling the Poudre River Public Library District Answer Center: 970-221-6740. Are you interested in becoming a published author? In this workshop, Teresa Funke shares insight into the complex process and varying options for publishing your work. Includes author book signing.

10:30 AM

10:30 AM - Noon
Old Town Library
201 Peterson St.

Writing About Science & Other Everyday Wonders

by John Calderazzo 

Space limited. Please sign up in advance for this workshop by calling the Poudre River Public Library District Answer Center: 970-221-6740. My dog is a physicist.  Whenever I eat, my miniature dachshund Otto slips beneath the kitchen table and sits, staring at the floor, waiting for scraps of food to fall.  He understands that the cosmic power of gravity is on his side. In ways small and very large, science affects our everyday lives, the stories we tell about our lives.  So as writers, let’s try our hand at bringing to life these forces that can profoundly affect us or our real or imagined characters.  Germs, volcanic blasts and hurricanes, depression-causing rain, climate change, the chemistry of food or the brain, the nature of time—these and more can inspire stories or metaphors that can enrich our writing.  Whether you’re a scientist or a science-phobe, this workshop will help you explore these everyday wonders. Instructor: John Calderazzo.

12:30 PM

12:30 - 2:00 PM
Old Town Library
201 Peterson St.

Poetry: This is My Letter to the World

by Jenny Browne 

While Congress and the U.S. Postal Service debate ending Saturday delivery and many mourn the lost art of letter writing, contemporary poets continue to explore and expand the artful possibilities of writing in the epistolary mode. If the earliest epistolary poetry of Ovid and Horace framed many of the debates about “letter poems” that persist today, more experimental epistolary writing both remains in conversation with the history of the form, and breaks from it. This workshop, led by Jenny Browne, will provide a chance to read (and write) our way through a range of questions about letter poems, including: What do the differences between epistles that suggest themselves as communication to an actual person and those that are obviously fiction mean for both writers and readers? Does an epistolary poem have to be an actual letter? How does the understanding of an external audience affect the content of an epistle? If a poem actually wasn’t sent to someone, does it “count” as a letter? Why bother framing a poem as a letter at all? Space limited. Please sign up in advance for this workshop by calling the Poudre River Public Library District Answer Center: 970-221-6740.

12:30 PM

12:30 - 3:00 PM
Old Town Library
201 Peterson St.

Talk to Me: A Voice & Dialogue Workshop

by April Moore 

Space limited. Please sign up in advance for this workshop by calling the Poudre River Public Library District Answer Center: 970-221-6740. Our characters and their unique voices, are what make readers fall in love with a book. A protagonist’s voice is all he or she has to communicate to the reader, so it’s crucial to give your character a unique and compelling voice. Voices shine through dialogue, which done correctly, will create tension, propel the plot, and give vital insight into our character’s head, heart, and soul. Body language and gestures are also ways to convey voice. Through lecture, instruction, examples, and exercises, participants will learn what it takes to create unique and memorable character voices that will speak volumes to readers. Instructor: April Moore

1:00 PM

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
30-minute sessions
Old Town Library
201 Peterson St.

Publishing One-on-One Consulting

by Teresa Funke 

Space limited. Please sign up in advance by calling the Poudre River Public Library District Answer Center: 970-221-6740. Are you interested in getting your writings published? Sit down with author and consultant Teresa Funke to find out the next steps for you in your publishing adventure. Consultations are 30 minutes long and spaces are available Friday only from 1:00 to 5:00 PM at Old Town Library.

2:30 PM

2:30 - 4:30 PM
Old Town Library
201 Peterson St.

Making the Strange Believable: Vital Secrets for Writing Sci-Fi & Fantasy

by Todd Mitchell 

Space limited. Please sign up in advance for this workshop by calling the Poudre River Public Library District Answer Center: 970-221-6740. Join award-winning novelist Todd Mitchell for an interactive session focusing on vital techniques writers use to make sci-fi and fantasy writing engaging and believable. Several practical tips will be given for avoiding common pitfalls, developing compelling fictional worlds, and getting readers to accept incredible occurrences. We’ll also explore how current research and critical social issues can be effectively integrated into thrilling narratives. Bring a notebook—writing will be part of this!

8:00 PM

8:00 - 9:30 PM
Downtown Artery
Dazzle Room (upstairs)
254 Linden St.

All-Star Poets Reading

by Aby Kaupang  , David Axelrod  , Kimiko Hahn  ,

Join us for a stellar evening of poetry and discussion featuring two award-winning and innovative poets, Kimiko Hahn and David Axelrod. Moderated by Aby Kaupang. In the Dazzle Room (upstairs) at Downtown Artery.
Sat. Oct. 20

9:00 AM

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Old Town Library
201 Peterson St.

Science Fiction Used Book Sale

Poudre River Friends of the Library are hosting a special science fiction book sale as part of the 2018 Fort Collins Book Festival: The Big Think. All sale proceeds benefit public library programs like the Book Festival and the Summer Reading Challenge.

9:30 AM

Opening Keynote
9:30 - 10:45 AM

Block One Events
428 Linden St.

The Energy Transition in America

by Bill Ritter Jr. 

Wind, sunlight, and other sustainable resources are now the fastest growing sources of energy in the U.S. and worldwide. American families are installing power plants on their roofs and entire communities are switching to 100 percent renewable energy. The urgent need to prevent climate change is causing people around the planet to question their reliance on carbon-intensive oil, coal, and natural gas. Author Bill Ritter, Jr., the 41st governor of Colorado and one of America’s key thought leaders on this topic, discusses the forces behind the energy revolution, the new ways we must think about energy, and the future of fossil and renewable fuels. Q&A to follow as time allows. Book sales (Powering Forward) and signing to follow.

9:30 AM

9:30 - 10:45 AM
Museum of Discovery
OtterBox Digital Dome
408 Mason Ct.

Writing About the Universe, A Thousand Words at a Time

by Carolyn Collins Petersen 

Author Carolyn Collins Petersen was tasked with the awesome job of writing about astronomy and space physics in short bites for a general audience. Her successful Astronomy 101 book came from the publisher with a request to "keep it short and good." Carolyn will share some tales of the cosmos and the stories behind how they got into the book, Astronomy 101: From the Sun and Moon to Wormholes and Warp Drive, Key Theories, Discoveries, and Facts about the Universe. Book sales and signing to follow.

10:15 AM

10:15 - 11:45 AM
Wolverine Farm Publick House
316 Willow St.

Brave New Words: Readings in Science Fiction

by Carol Van Natta  , Tim Lee  , TH Leatherman  , Josh Lehman  ,

Established and up-and-coming local sci-fi authors share selections from their latest work. You'll hear from Joshua Lehman, TH Leatherman, Tim Lee, and Carol Van Natta, and maybe even leave with some new favorite authors! Book signings and sales to follow.

10:30 AM

10:30 - 11:30 AM
Block One Events
428 Linden St.

Walking & Writing Place

by Eric Magrane  , Michael McLane  ,

Walking field trip along the Poudre River. Writers have long practiced walking as a way to think, as well as a technique to get both outside and inside of one's own thoughts and experiences. Walking also can help us to pay attention to the intricacies and layers of place. Join two interdisciplinary writers - a geographer-poet and an environmental historian-poet - for a generative walk from Block One Events to the CSU Powerhouse. Eric Magrane and Michael McLane will briefly introduce their own practices in relation to walking and place, and then share some prompts to attune the group to the encounters on our walk. Dress appropriately for the outdoors.

10:30 AM

10:30 -11:45 AM
CSU Powerhouse #2
430 N. College Ave.

Erasure: Climate, Catastrophe, and After-World in Poetry & Fiction

by Jodi Varon  , David Axelrod  , Sasha Steensen  ,

Robinson Jeffers initiated an earlier era of ecological awareness in "the fate going on outside our fate." Our era of mass extinction impinges upon that duality: nothing is "outside"; rather, we are immersed in an intimacy shared by all lifeforms. David AxelrodJodi Varon and Sasha Steensen explore how writers shape the energy and argument of their work from that tension. Book sales and signings to follow.

11:00 AM

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Art Lab Fort Collins
239 Linden St.

FoCo Writers Read

Support local! Local writers take center stage to share their original writing during this open community reading. Northern Colorado Writers hosts the FoCo Writers' Reading, which includes 23 area authors from a variety of disciplines and genres.

11:00 AM

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Downtown Artery
254 Linden St.

Space Odyssey: Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke, and the Making of a Masterpiece

by Michael Benson 

When Tom Hanks describes your work as having "done the Cosmos a great service," then you know you're on to something. Author Michael Benson explains how 2001: A Space Odyssey was made, telling the story primarily through the two people most responsible for the film, Stanley Kubrick and science fiction legend Arthur C. Clarke. Enjoy a colorful presentation packed with memorable characters and remarkable incidents. Book sales and signing to follow.

11:00 AM

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
New Belgium Brewing
500 Linden St.

Caesar’s Last Breath: Decoding the Secrets of the Air Around Us

by Sam Kean 

It’s invisible. It’s ever-present. Without it, you would die in minutes. And it has an epic story to tell. Bestselling author Sam Kean takes us on a journey through the periodic table, around the globe, and across time to tell the story of the air we breathe, which, it turns out, is also the story of earth and our existence on it. With every breath, you literally inhale the history of the world. On the ides of March, 44 BC, Julius Caesar died of stab wounds on the Senate floor, but the story of his last breath is still unfolding; in fact, you’re probably inhaling some of it now. Book sales and signing to follow.

11:00 AM

11:00 AM - Noon
Museum of Discovery
OtterBox Digital Dome
408 Mason Ct.

Inside the Mind of a Science Writer Telling Tales of the Space Age

by Carolyn Collins Petersen 

When an author sits down to write a history book, the biggest challenge is not what to include, but what to leave out -- and that's what keeps us awake at night, long after the rest of the world has gone to sleep. Carolyn Collins Petersen shares some tales of the space age and the choices she made when writing her book Space Exploration: Past, Present, Future.

11:00 AM

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Block One Events
428 Linden St.

On the Same Wavelength: Science Communication

by Dr. Nik Money  , SueEllen Campbell  , Dr. Sheila Rowan  , Dr. Adam Becker  , Dr. Amanda Hendrix  ,

Not everyone consumes scientific information regularly, so what is necessary when having a dialogue about science/technology with individuals who are not regular followers in their daily lives? What does the public need to know? Scientists and authors discuss the challenges of communicating complex ideas and the opportunities for engaging the public in the fields of science and technology. With Dr. Adam Becker, Nik Money, Dr. Sheila Rowan, Dr. Amanda Hendrix, and SueEllen Campbell. Moderated by Dr. Erin Macdonald. Book sales and signings to follow.

11:00 AM

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
CSU Powerhouse #1
430 N. College Ave.

Eureka! Human Ingenuity and Invention

by Sam Houghteling  , Jennifer Spencer  , Richard Munson  , Bill Ritter Jr.  ,

What drives innovation and invention? Is scientific and technological advancement still the answer to our local, national, and global issues? Our panel of visionaries and big thinkers examines human ingenuity and innovation and its role - positive and negative - in society. Can we transform our world and ourselves? Featuring Bill Ritter Jr., Sam HoughtelingRichard Munson, and Jennifer Spencer. Moderated by Wade Troxell. Book sales and signing to follow.

11:00 AM

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Old Firehouse Books
232 Walnut St.

Disorder, NOS: Autism, Parenting and Para-disability

by Matthew Cooperman  , Aby Kaupang  ,

The diagnosis of autism involves the study of factors arrayed like suns in the code of spectrum. Many lights and no system. During the first five years of their daughter’s life, authors Aby Kaupang and Matthew Cooperman spent cumulative months in hospitals, doctor’s offices, emergency rooms, psychiatric wards, therapy clinics, and laboratories. Medical encounters became existential tremors. Their book NOS (disorder, not otherwise specified) documents the extreme present of living a life “not otherwise specified.” But the other side of disorder is advocacy, and their journey of affection, affliction, learning to love & protect a child who is Other, is also the story of para-disability, that which is next to, surrounds. Discussing the various identities and needs of those in the orbit of disability, Kaupang and Cooperman will share their experiences, and they ways they have made a difficult life work, even sing. Book sales and signing to follow.

12:00 PM

Noon - 1:30 PM
Wolverine Farm Publick House
316 Willow St.

Natural Landscapes

by Kathleen Willard  , Jodi Varon  , Michael McLane  , Kimiko Hahn  ,

Enjoy a selection of readings from poets, essayists, and authors who write about and are inspired by nature. They celebrate nature and humanity's place within it, and at the same time shine a light on the complicated connections, sometimes delivering sobering environmental messages. The multi-genre reading features Kimiko Hahn, Michael McLane, Jodi Varon, and Kathleen Willard. Book sales and signing to follow.

12:30 PM

12:30 - 2:00 PM
Downtown Artery
254 Linden St.

Journalism, Media Literacy, and the Post-Truth World

by Stephanie G’Schwind  , Stacy Nick  , Peter Waack  , Kevin Duggan  , Erin Udell  ,

With the ease in which “fake news” can be disseminated online, where do we go from here to safeguard journalistic integrity and to ensure a society that is media savvy? This panel of local journalists and media literacy specialists will discuss how journalism has evolved over the years, and the current challenges in reporting news, the opportunities they see coming, and how the libraries play a role in creating a media-savvy society. Featuring Kevin Duggan, Stephanie G'Schwind, Stacy Nick, Erin Udell, and Peter Waack. Moderated by Sara Nesbitt.

12:30 PM

12:30 - 2:00 PM
New Belgium Brewing
500 Linden St.

The Rise of Yeast

by Dr. Nik Money 

Author Nik Money argues that we cannot ascribe too much importance to yeast, and that its discovery and controlled use profoundly altered human history. In this fun and interactive presentation, Nik takes a look at yeast's role in everything from bread to beer to biodiesel. Hosted by Jeff Biegert. Book sales and signing to follow.

12:45 PM

12:45 - 2:00 PM
Museum of Discovery
OtterBox Digital Dome Theatre
408 Mason Ct.

Beyond Earth: Our Path to a New Home in the Planets

by Dr. Amanda Hendrix 

We are at the cusp of a golden age in space science, as increasingly more entrepreneurs—Elon Musk, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos—are seduced by the commercial potential of human access to space. But Dr. Amanda Hendrix is more cautious about this wide-eyed technology fantasy. Listen in as she offers an account of the research, developments, and initiatives that have transformed the dream of space colonization into something that may well be achievable. Will we be heading to Mars or somewhere else? Book sales and signing to follow

12:45 PM

12:45 - 2:00 PM
CSU Powerhouse #1
430 N. College Ave.

Where Are Our Flying Cars?

by Mike Hotka  , Carol Van Natta  , Carolyn Collins Petersen  , Michael Benson  , Todd Mitchell  ,

A combination of authors, scientists, and storytellers examine the role and impact of science fiction stories and topics in driving scientific advancement. Is science fiction still relevant in today's rapidly advancing sci-tech world? What's the next on the horizon? And where are our flying cars? With Michael Benson, Carolyn Collins Petersen, Todd Mitchell, and Carol Van Natta.

12:45 PM

12:45 - 1:45 PM
Old Firehouse Books
232 Walnut St.

Inventors and Their Stories

by Richard Munson 

Richard Munson has written books on a variety of inventors, explorers, and innovators from the eccentric millionaire George Fabyan, who worked hard to construct a levitation machine, to Nikola Tesla, Thomas Edison, and Jacques Cousteau. He'll share these entertaining - and suprising - inventor stories tied to some of the innovations that have shaped our lives.

1:00 PM

1:00 - 2:15 PM
CSU Powerhouse #2
430 N. College Ave.

The Face of the Earth: Natural Landscapes, Science, and Culture

by SueEllen Campbell 

Author SueEllen Campbell weaves scientific, cultural, and personal stories as she explores how humans have made sense of our planet's marvelous landscapes from volcanoes and glaciers, to billabongs and canyons, to prairies and rain forests. She'll illuminate subjects as diverse as the literary life of hollow Earth theories, the links between the Little Ice Age and Frankenstein’s monster, and the spiritual allure of deserts and their scarce waters. Book sales and signing to follow.

1:00 PM

1:00 - 2:00 PM
Block One Events
428 Linden St.

Gravitational Waves, Drawing Us In

by Dr. Sheila Rowan 

Since 2015, we have for the first time access to a new way to do astronomy. New observatories - the LIGO Observatories - were turned on and picked up signals from some of the most violent events in our cosmos; the collision of 'black holes'. These signals, called gravitational waves, are ripples in spacetime itself, and carry with them information about what has produced them - making them invisible messengers from the far reaches of our Universe. The quest to detect these signals was triggered over a hundred years ago by Einstein but ramped up in earnest over the last few decades, gathering together over 1000 scientists from around 14 countries to work together, and resulting in the award of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics for the first detection of gravitational waves. This story has attracted numerous authors and even a sociologist of science in attempts to describe the quest over the years. Dr. Sheila Rowan describes some of the key science of this new way to study our Universe with pointers to futher reading covering fascinating aspects of the history of this field.

1:00 PM

1:00 - 2:00 PM
CSU Powerhouse Energy Campus
430 N. College Ave.

Powerhouse Energy Campus 1:00pm Tour

The Powerhouse Energy Campus opens its doors to the public by providing guided tours of the state-of-the-art facilities and groundbreaking research. Tours are led by Colorado State University Energy Club Student Ambassadors, and give the public a chance to not only learn, but see science in action.

1:45 PM

1:45 - 3:15 PM
Wolverine Farm Publick House
316 Willow St.

Poetics of Extremity

by Matthew Cooperman  , Aby Kaupang  , Jeffrey Pethybridge  , Carolina Ebeid  ,

Being in the world means having things happen to you. Directly or indirectly, trauma happens, marking the mind, corroding the body. What can writing do to help cope & clarify the wound? Readings by Matthew Cooperman, Carolina Ebeid, Aby Kaupang, and Jeffery Pethybridge. Book sales and signing to follow.

2:00 PM

2:00 - 3:00 PM
CSU Powerhouse Energy Campus
430 N. College Ave.

Powerhouse Energy Campus 2:00pm Tour

The Powerhouse Energy Campus opens its doors to the public by providing guided tours of the state-of-the-art facilities and groundbreaking research. Tours are led by Colorado State University Energy Club Student Ambassadors, and give the public a chance to not only learn, but see science in action.

2:15 PM

2:15 - 3:30 PM
CSU Powerhouse #1
430 N. College Ave.

What is Real? The Unfinished Quest for the Meaning of Quantum Physics

by Dr. Adam Becker 

Quantum physics powers the cell phones in our pockets and the sun in our sky. It’s our most successful theory of the world. But there’s a hole at the heart of the theory: we don’t really understand what quantum physics is saying about the nature of reality. Physicists have debated this for over ninety years, and the story of that debate, — which astrophysicist and author Dr. Adam Becker tells — reveals a fascinating human side of the scientific enterprise. If you’re not a scientist, but you want to understand quantum physics, or you like reading about science and the people behind it, you won't want to miss this presentation. Book sales and signing to follow.

2:15 PM

2:15 - 3:15 PM
Museum of Discovery
OtterBox Digital Dome
408 Mason Ct.

Invention in the Time of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

by Ellen Brinks 

Travel back 200 years and explore Mary Shelley's connections to and understanding of contemporary science during the time she wrote her famous novel, Frankenstein. Dr. Ellen Brinks presents the ways that the novel has come to be a cultural myth about science that extends far, far beyond what Shelley originally conceived and then opens the discussion with a nod to some of the most important literary and aesthetic reworkings and/or revisions of the Frankenstein myth.

2:15 PM

2:15 - 3:45 PM
New Belgium Brewing
500 Linden St.

A Good Earth is Hard to Find

by Dr. Gillian Bowser  , Susan Shriner  , Eric Magrane  , Sam Kean  ,

Does the Earth need saving? With all of the discussions surrounding topics like land/water use, climate change, species extinction, and other challenges, is there reason to be optimistic about the future of Earth and our place in it? This multidisciplinary panel discussion stems from a Smithsonian series on a similar topic. With Eric Magrane, Gillian Bowser, Sam Kean, and Susan Shriner. Moderated by John Calderazzo. Book sales and signing to follow.

2:15 PM

2:15 - 3:30 PM
Downtown Artery
254 Linden St.

Tesla: Inventor of the Modern

by Richard Munson 

Born at midnight during a lightning storm, between “today and tomorrow,” Tesla’s unusual entry into the world foreshadowed a life in flux. Richard Munson asks whether Tesla’s eccentricities eclipsed his genius. Ultimately, he delivers an enthralling biography that illuminates every facet of Tesla’s life while justifying his stature as the most original inventor of the late nineteenth century. Book sales and signing to follow.

2:30 PM

2:30 - 4:30 PM
Drop in
New Belgium Brewing
500 Linden St.

Sun Spotting Experience

by Andy Caldwell 

Follow in Galileo's footsteps with FRCC astronomer and director of the Stargazer Observatory Andy Caldwell as you safely observe the sun through a unique solar telescope. Drop in anytime from 2:30 - 4:30 PM at New Belgium Brewing. All equipment provided. Weather permitting.

2:30 PM

2:30 - 3:45 PM
Old Firehouse Books
232 Walnut St.

The Meaning of Life in Ten Mushrooms

by Dr. Nik Money 

Whether they have populated the landscapes of fairytales, lent splendid umami to our dishes, or steered us into deep hallucinations, mushrooms have affected humanity from the earliest beginnings of our species. Mycologist and writer Nik Money takes us through mushroom mythology, science and more in his presentation and Q&A. Book sales and signing to follow.

2:45 PM

2:45 - 4:00 PM
CSU Powerhouse #2
430 N. College Ave.

World Building: One Fact at a Time

by Sheala Henke  , JC Lynne  , TH Leatherman  , Joe Petrone  , Josh Lehman  ,

World-building is essential to any good science fiction story. So, how exactly do writers go about building worlds in their stories whether it's an imagined world, an alternate reality, or even a real place? And how important is "getting the science right" to the success of creating an immersive experience for readers? A panel of local science fiction writers take on these questions and more. With Josh Lehman, TH Leatherman, and Joe Petrone. Moderated by JC Lynne. Book sales and signings to follow.

3:00 PM

3:00 - 4:45 PM
Block One Events
428 Linden St.

To Live on Other Planets

by Andy Weir  , Dr. Amanda Hendrix  ,

The popularity of The Martian suggests our collective space euphoria is being revitalized, even after showing just how difficult living on Mars would be. But is it truly possible? Sci-fi author Andy Weir teams up with planetary scientist Dr. Amanda Hendrix to explore the possibilities, realities, and challenges of humans living on other planets. Moderated by Erin Macdonald. Dr. Hendrix will do a book singing following the discussion. Andy Weir will sign books following, "An Evening with Andy Weir," at CSU Lory Student Center.

3:45 PM

3:45 - 5:00 PM
Fort Collins Museum of Discovery
OtterBox Digital Dome Theatre
408 Mason Ct.

The Imaginary App

by Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky 

Multimedia artist and writer Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky discusses and demonstrates how technology has shaped creativity throughout history and continues to guide how we actualize the future including how apps have changed everything. Book sales (The Imaginary App) and signing to follow his presentation.

3:45 PM

3:45 - 5:15 PM
Downtown Artery
254 Linden St.

A Paradise of Poets

by Abigail Chabitnoy  , Natalie Giarratano  , Jenny Browne  , Bill Tremblay  ,

An amazing group of poets, including the current Fort Collins Poet Laureate, combine to offer a unique selection of poetry readings from the current works. Featuring Jenny Browne, Abigail Chabitnoy, Natalie Giarratano, and Bill Tremblay. Book sales and signing to follow.

5:30 PM

Closing Keynote
Doors at 4:30 PM
5:30 - 7:00 PM

CSU Lory Student Center
101 Center Ave. Mall

An Evening with Andy Weir

by Andy Weir 

Bestselling author, Andy Weir built a career as a software engineer until the runaway success of his debut novel, The Martian, which has sold over 3 million copies, allowed him to write fulltime. The Martian was adapted into a major motion picture starring Matt Damon, and his most recent novel, Artemis, was a New York Times bestseller. He is a lifelong space nerd and a devoted hobbyist of subjects such as relativistic physics, orbital mechanics, and the history of manned spaceflight, much of which he incorporates into his writing. Book sales and signing to follow presentation. Doors at 4:30PM. CSU Lory Student Center. No tickets needed.