Oct 15 2018
09:48 am

What: Books Sandwiched In welcomes Dr. Mark Littmann
When: Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 12:00pm
Where: East Tennessee History Center

flashboys.jpgKnox County Public Library's Books Sandwiched In program will be a bit different this month. The Book to be presented is Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt by Michael Lewis. The presenter is Dr. Mark Littmann from the University of Tennessee. The program will be on Wednesday, October 24 at noon, in the East Tennessee History Center at 601 South Gay Street.

Here's the difference: any audience members who wish to, can participate in the program. "I've taken Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt, Michael Lewis's book about dishonesty in stock market trading, and converted it into the form of a play or movie script," Littmann says. "Audience members will all receive copies of the presentation, and those who are willing will read the dramatic script aloud in rotation." Active participation is not required, however. After the reading, Dr. Littmann will lead a discussion of Michael Lewis's book.

littmann-large.jpgLittmann, a professor of journalism and electronic media at the University of Tennessee, holds the Hill Chair of Excellence in Science Writing and a Board of Visitors Professorship. Littmann was awarded a master's in creative writing from Hollins College and a doctorate in English at Northwestern University. His books about various aspects of astronomy have won four national prizes. Besides having taught astronomy and literature for many years, Littmann is a former director of the Hansen Planetarium and a writer/producer of 35 planetarium programs, some of which are still performed worldwide.

Check for a copy of the book: Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt by Michael Lewis

Bring a sandwich or pick up something from a downtown restaurant. Drinks will be available for 50 cents. Books Sandwiched In is generously sponsored by the Friends of Knox County Public Library.
For more information call Lawson McGhee Library at 215-8700.


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