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Kirk Smith, “Lab Lit: Putting Real Science Into Fiction”

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Sun, 01/26/2014 - 4:00pm
Event address: 
1200 11th St
98225-7015 Bellingham
Are you interested in science or like to read fiction, or both? You might want to consider “lab lit" or fiction about science. Only fiction can take a reader into scientists’ minds, revealing what they really think and feel. Biographies just report what they say and write, and books about science describe the finished products of research. Surprisingly, stories about research can be as exciting as many good novels. Smith will describe several lab lit novels and read from his novel, Vanessa’s Curve of Mind, about neuroscience.

Kirk Smith is a retired research psychologist, who worked in both government and industry laboratories for seven years before joining the faculty of Bowling Green State University in Ohio. During his 23 years as a professor of psychology, he taught cognitive science and statistics to both undergraduate and graduate students. He lives in Bellingham.