Author Sam Kean To Speak At Winthrop On October 5th

Bestselling popular science author Sam Kean of Washington, D.C., is scheduled as keynote speaker at the annual Friends of Dacus Library meeting October 5th at Winthrop University. He will talk about his three bestsellers in his speech titled “Brains, Genes, Spoons: The Stories of Science”. The event begins at 6:00 PM in the Tuttle Dining Room, McBryde Hall, and includes dinner.Kean photo

Kean, whose wild, funny, spooky stories about science that have captivated audiences across the world, is author of The Disappearing Spoon (2010), a romp through the periodic table; The Violinist’s Thumb (2012), an omnibus of all the stories buried in human DNA; and The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons (2014), an exploration of all the bizarre ways the human brain can go haywire. In addition to his books, Kean writes for several national publications, including New York Times Magazine and Psychology Today. He has been featured on NPR’s “Fresh Air” and “Radiolab.”

Tickets for the Friends of the Library even is $25 for non-members. Membership in the Friends organization starts at $50. For further information or tickets, contact Ronnie W. Faulkner at or at 803/323-2262.




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