november, 2023

09nov6:00 pmParenthood, AI, and the Planet We Leave to Our Children6:00 pm Mechanics' Hall

Event Details

Join science journalist Chelsea Conaboy (Mother Brain) and acclaimed children’s author Peter Brown (The Wild Robot Series) for a conversation about the nature of parenthood (human and robot), and the role of caregiving in a time of artificial intelligence and planetary crisis

About our guests: 

Peter Brown, the author of The Wild Robot and The Wild Robot Escapes, adds to his trilogy this fall with The Wild Robot Protects (released from Little, Brown and Company on September 26th). The middle-grade series centers around Roz, a robot who finds herself alone on a remote wild island. Roz must find a way to adapt to her surroundings, stumbling across community, family, and motherhood. 

Joining Peter in conversation is science journalist Chelsea Conaboy, author of Mother Brain: How Neuroscience is Rewriting the Story of Motherhood. In Mother Brain, Conaboy weaves the latest neuroscience and social psychology with new reporting to reveal unexpected upsides, generations of scientific neglect, and a powerful new narrative of parenthood.

Free registration required

Please note: While Peter is predominantly a children’s book author, this event will be geared toward adults. If you would like to celebrate THE WILD ROBOT PROTECTS with Peter and a younger audience, please join him at Back Cove Books on Saturday, October 28th at 3 pm. More information can be found on the Back Cove Books’ website


This event is co-sponsored by Mechanics’ Hall, the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance, and Back Cove Books



(Thursday) 6:00 pm


Mechanics' Hall


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