What if all of Beaverton read the same book? Can sharing in the experience of a work of literature spark meaningful discussion that brings us together as a community?
Join Beaverton City Library (12375 SW 5th St) on Saturday, February 2 at 7 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm) for “An Evening with Author Meg Howrey.” Meg Howrey is the author of The Wanderers, the inaugural title for the community-wide reading event, One Book, One Beaverton. Howrey will tell about her inspiration for the book and share stories from her time researching space and the lives of astronauts. After the talk, attendees are welcome to have their books signed by the author and enjoy light refreshments.
This program is free and open to the public; no registration is required. For more information, visit www.BeavertonLibrary.org/1book or call 503-644-2197.
About The Wanderers
Howrey’s gripping, near-future novel The Wanderers tells the story of three career astronauts, Helen, Yoshi and Sergei, who have been chosen by a private space firm to undertake the first human voyage to Mars. Prior to their mission, they must prove their psychological and physical fitness by completing a seventeen-month simulation of the Mars voyage, during which their every movement will be observed by a team of experts. Author Meg Howrey was inspired to write the book by the real Mars500, a program run by the European Space Agency and the Russian Institute for Biomedical Problems that simulated a 500-day round-trip voyage to the Red Planet. After researching the history of space exploration and diving into astronaut memoirs, Howrey says she found herself most intrigued with “the idea of simulation and simulacra, and to what extent simulations factor into our lives in ways we don’t realize.”
For additional information regarding Beaverton City Library, visit www.BeavertonLibrary.org or call 503-644-2197. Beaverton City Library is one of fifteen member libraries in Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS), which works to provide responsive and efficient library service countywide through centralized catalog, courier and other services.