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Bethesda Magazine's 2017 Best of Bethesda Editors' Pick for "Best Place for Literary Inspiration"

 

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David Goodrich and Aaron Hamburger

Sun, 30 Jul, 2017 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

David Goodrich reads from A Hole in the Wind: A Climate Scientist’s Bicycle Journey Across the United States. a book that took shape in workshops he attended at The Writer's Center. The program will have a travel theme, as Writer's Center workshop leader Aaron Hamburger reads from Faith for Beginners, a novel in which an American family visits Israel.

David Goodrich is the former Director of the Climate Observations Division for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). He also served as Director of the Global Climate Observing System at the World Meteorological Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, and Director of the U.S. Global Change Research Program in Washington, D.C. Earlier research interests included the physical oceanography and biology of Chesapeake Bay. David spent two years on a NOAA research vessel in the Bay, logging over 150 dives. He also taught science at Blair and Watkins Mill High Schools. David received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Oceanography from Stony Brook University and his B.A. in Biology from Dartmouth College. He has been published in several scientific journals.  After retirement in 2011, David rode by bicycle from Delaware to Oregon, talking to groups about climate change along the way. A Hole in the Wind describes his experiences along the journey. .

Regarding his views on climate, David offers these thoughts: “I spent my career working on the observations that document climate change, and a lot of my retirement has been seeing those changes on the ground. People need to realize that climate change is happening now, not twenty years from now. For example, large swaths of the mountain west forests are dead because of a beetle that no longer is killed off by cold winters. That’s dead, not diseased or dying. We need to act on climate to begin to change the shape of the future.”

Aaron Hamburger is the author of a story collection The View from Stalin’s Head,  which was awarded the Rome Prize by the American Academy of Arts and Letters and nominated for a Violet Quill Award.  His second book, Faith for Beginners, was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award.

His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, The Village Voice, Tin House, Michigan Quarterly Review, Subtropics, Crazyhorse, Boulevard, Poets and Writers, Tablet, Out, Nerve, Time Out, Details, and The Forward.  In addition, he has also won fellowships from Yaddo, Djerassi, the Civitella Ranieri Foundation, and the Edward F. Albee Foundation as well as first prize in the Dornstein Contest for Young Jewish Writers. He has taught creative writing at Columbia University, the George Washington University, New York University, Brooklyn College, the Stonecoast MFA Program, and The Writer's Center..


 

 

 

Location: The Writer's Center
4508 Walsh Street
Bethesda, MD 20815
Fees: Free admission
Contact: 301-654-8664 or sunil.freeman@writer.org
Calendar: Workshop & Event Calendar
Category: Open Door Reading
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