Talking Books

A program that invites writers to share their insights on creative processes.

Talking Books, a program curated by the LIBRARY/CDLA since 2017, promotes book culture by offering authors and artists an opportunity to share their work with an intellectually hungry audience. The program is designed to advance intellectual discourse at Occidental College by diving head first into the relationship between the creative process and the realities of producing art within the framework of information literacy.

Upcoming Events

Critser flyer imageOn January 28, Talking Books will present its inaugural Greg Critser ’80 Memorial Series event with a celebration of the author’s work. Greg Critser, Occidental College '80, was an American writer on medicine, science, food and health. His work has appeared in periodicals ranging from the New York Times to the Times of London, and from Harper's to the New Yorker. He is the author of the best seller Fat Land: How Americans Became the Fattest People in the World, and the award-winning Generation Rx: How Prescription Drugs are Altering American Minds, Lives and Bodies. His final book, Eternity Soup: Inside the Quest to End Aging, was published in January 2010.

The event begins at 5:00pm and will include readings from the late author's work, a panel discussion on "Science writing and understanding your audience", special exhibits and refreshments.