Published: March 8, 1998

The CU-Boulder Division of Continuing Education and the University Book Store will present two well-known faculty, who are also authors, in a Lunch and Learn Series to be held at the Chautauqua Community House.

The lunch-time talks will entertain, provoke and inform, according to Gwen Thornton, academic coordinator for the Division of Continuing Education.

Participants will have the opportunity to purchase the author’s books and have them autographed after each presentation. Anyone interested in taking part in the series is encouraged to bring a bag lunch. Dessert and light refreshments will be available.

Both presentations will be at the Chautauqua Community House and will meet from noon to 1:30 p.m. The cost is $15 per session.

The Lunch and Learn Series will feature:

• David Harry Grinspoon, an assistant professor of astrophysical and planetary sciences at CU-Boulder, presenting “Venus Revealed,” on Friday, March 13.

Grinspoon’s discussion will include slides of beautiful spacecraft images and will describe humanity’s changing relationship with Venus, and how the knowledge of Venus can help people take care of Earth.

• Bruce Kawin, a professor of English and film studies at CU-Boulder, who will present “Authors, Directors, and Auteurs: Who Makes a Movie?” on Friday, April 17. His discussion focuses on the “auteur theory” as it is applied in Hollywood and France. Kawin will examine the question of authorship as it applies to a movie.

His books include: “Telling it Again and Again: Repetition in Literature and Film”; “Mindscreen”; “The Mind of the Novel, an introductory textbook; “How Movies Work”; and the 5th and 6th editions of “A Short History of the Movies.”

For more information and to register for the lectures call 492-5148.