Join novelist and screenwriter Howard Rodman as he presents his nautical new novel, The Great Eastern.
The Great Eastern is a sprawling adventure pitting two of literature's most iconic anti-heroes against each other: Captain Nemo and Captain Ahab. Caught between them: real-life British engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel, builder of the century's greatest ship, The Great Eastern. But when he's kidnapped by Nemo to help design a submarine with which to fight the laying of the Translatlantic cable - linking the two colonialist forces Nemo hates, England and the US - Brunel finds himself going up against his own ship, and the strange man hired to protect it, Captain Ahab, in a battle for the soul of the 19th century.
Howard Rodman is Past President of the Writers Guild of America West; a professor of screenwriting at USC's School of Cinematic Arts; and an artistic director of the Sundance Screenwriting Labs. Among his screenwriting credits, he wrote Savage Grace, starring Julianne Moore and Eddie Redmayne, and August, featuring Josh Hartnett, Naomie Harris, and David Bowie.
Tickets are $10 and include one entry + a $10 voucher to the bookstore.