Steven Pinker in conversation with Niall Ferguson (Virtual)

Renowned cognitive scientist Steven Pinker offers a primer in logical thinking in his newest book “Rationality: What It Is, Why It Seems Scarce, Why It Matters.” Pinker, a prize-winning experimental psychologist who focuses on cognition, language and social relations, helps us to understand why there is so much irrationality in the world today. How can a species that developed Covid-19 vaccines in less than a year also produce so much fake news, medical quackery and conspiracy theorizing? His conversation with historian and author Niall Ferguson premieres on October 13, 2021 at 6pmPT. In “Rationality” Pinker shares his ultimate message of positivity that humans, who have demonstrated throughout history its ability to use the powerful tools of reasoning to enrich lives, will use rationality again to create better choices for society in this uncertain time.
RSVP for complimentary link to view event. Signed copies (bookplate) of “Rationality” available.

RHP x Annenberg Community Beach House: Work, Work Balance

Red Hen Press and Santa Monica Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City of Santa Monica and the Annenberg Community Beach House, are proud to present this fantastic virtual reading and conversation from four women authors who hold interesting, non-literary full-time professions. We’ll explore how these authors balance their jobs with the creativity and work that comes with writing and promoting a book. We welcome nurse Yu-Han Chao, lawyer Joan Nockels Wilson, fisher and engineer Mia Heavener, and researcher, activist, and educator Florencia Ramirez. Tune in to learn how these fantastic women balanced work with their literary love!