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March 14, 2019, Thursday - Big Ideas: Needs featuring Rumaan Alam at The Loft

Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Location: The Loft Literary Center, at Open Book (Performance Hall), 1011 Washington Ave

Big Ideas: Needs featuring Rumaan Alam

This season the Loft is exploring the theme “Needs.” When talking about basic needs such as food, water and shelter, “need” is synonymous with necessity. When talking about meaningful connections and relationships, “need” becomes a murkier word, doubly so when talking about family. There are many ways to create, engage with and participate in a family, but what do we need from our family? In conversation with Lisa Marie Brimmer about his latest novel, That Kind of Mother, Rumaan Alam looks at family through a female protagonist with a biological white son and an adoptive black son and asks how family can meet one’s needs. $15 ($10 members).