Friday, June 10, 2011

"socrates in the city"--wanna go?

Well, this is something different. As you know, I blog about books. A lot. One of the companies I review for, Glass Road Public Relations, has asked its bloggers to publicize an upcoming event: "Socrates in the City." At first, I was like, "Yeah, whatever." Then I actually went to the "Socrates in the City" website, and I realized this is something I'd totally love to be a part of! Here's what the Socrates people say about themselves:
Every month or so Socrates In The City sponsors an event in which people can begin a dialogue on "Life, God, and other small topics" by hearing a notable thinker and writer such as Dr. Francis Collins, Sir John Polkinghorne, Rabbi Sir Jonathan Sacks, N.T. WrightOs GuinnessPeter Kreeft, or George Weigel.  Topics have included "Making Sense Out of Suffering," "The Concept of Evil after 9-11," and "Can a Scientist Pray?"  No question is too big—in fact, the bigger the better.  These events are meant to be both thought-provoking and entertaining, because nowhere is it written that finding answers to life's biggest questions shouldn't be exciting and even, perhaps, fun.
This month's event features TV host Dick Cavett (I had to look him up, but apparently he's quite famous--plus, he was born in Gibbon, Nebraska, so I already feel a connection to him!), and he'll be discussing the phenomenon of fame in America. It takes place on Thursday, June 23, at 7 p.m. at the New York Society for Ethical Culture, and tickets range from $25-$500.

Now, here's the fun part: If I get 10 comments on this post, the good people at Glass Road will send me two free tickets to the event. Because I can't really afford a trip to NYC right now, I'll be giving those tickets away to someone who reads this blog! So, comment away ... and hopefully we can soon have a fun giveaway!

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