San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Maria Popova, the brain behind the wildly popular culture blog Brain Pickings, comes to Hattery to share inspiration, insights, and ideas that she's uncovered in her online travails.
Brain Pickings is a one-woman discovery engine for interestingness, “bringing you things you didn’t know you were interested in - until you are.” Founded in 2006 as a basic email digest, by 2012 the site had been included in the Library of Congress’s permanent web archive.
Maria will spend the evening in conversation with author Caroline Paul at Hattery. They'll discuss hunting and gathering on the internet, lessons on creativity, and musings such as the curious minds (and sleep habits) of famous writers past and present. Come and enrich your mental pool of resources. You'll leave inspired, motivated, and possibly smarter.
More about our guests:
Maria Popova, is the brain behind Brain Pickings - an “interestingness hunter-gatherer” and curious mind at large, she has also written for The New York Times, Harvard’s Nieman Journalism Lab, and The Atlantic, and is an MIT Futures of Entertainment Fellow. In her native Bulgaria, she was once a recreational bodybuilder.
Caroline Paul is the author of the memoir Fighting Fire, about her time as a San Francisco firefighter, and the novel East Wind, Rain. Caroline’s latest book is LOST CAT: A True Story of Love, Desperation, and GPS Technology, an illustrated memoir about stalking her cat. In her spare time she flies an experimental plane.
Upcoming events at Hattery:
April 12 - TypeHack: A Typography Hackathon
May 10 - Blank is the new wine.
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