If you, like thousands of other Philadelphians, read this year’s “One Book, One Philadelphia” selection, The Soloist, now’s your chance to get together with other like-minded city-dwellers and discuss it.
The book chronicles author Steve Lopez, a Los Angeles Times columnist, as he sees Nathaniel Ayers passionately playing a two-stringed violin in L.A.’s Skid Row. Lopez at first thinks he’ll use Ayers as the subject of his next column—but instead ends up befriending the man and discovering a world he never knew existed.
Part One of a program discussing the book is tonight at 7 p.m. at the University of the Sciences’ McNeill Science and Technology Center (S. 43rd and Woodland streets). Professors Mary Ellen Graham and Steve Metraux will lead the free discussion.