The Salon

The Salon is a gathering where a select group of panelists and members of the audience have a conversation about thought-provoking topics and ideas. Part panel discussion, part conversation, part social event, The Salon encourages participants to explore new ideas in facilitated conversation and then together informally while enjoying refreshments. Past Salon topics include discussions about art and revolutions, interdisciplinary thinking, video games as art, and sense-of-place writing.

APRIL SALON: "Double, double toil and trouble/Fire burn, and cauldron bubble: The Human Fascination with Destiny"

Event details:
6:00 p.m., Friday, April 18th
Sundance Books and Music, Reno
121 California Avenue

“...free will does not mean one will, but many wills conflicting in one man. Freedom cannot be conceived simply.” Flannery O’Connor writes of free will in her novel Wise Blood, but she’s not the only author to tackle the subject.  Do a quick google search for destiny, free will, predestination, etc., and you’ll find excerpts from diverse and storied authors like Kurt Vonnegut, Leo Tolstoy, Neil Gaiman, J.K. Rowling, and Thomas Hardy.  The idea of destiny has become ubiquitous in narratives across all genres — film, television, video games, novels, short stories — so join us this month, on Friday April 18th, as we discuss the concept of destiny, and the human desire for both the existence of fate and free will.

The Salon is free and open to the public.

The Salon is made possible through a partnership with Sundance Books and Music, and with financial support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the City of Reno Arts and Culture Commission, and The Nightingale Family Foundation.