Event
7 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
Big Ideas: Needs featuring Rumaan Alam

Location
The Loft at Open Book (Performance Hall)
Artists
Price
Regular $15.00
Member $10.00
Genre
Multigenre
Needs Theme Graphic

This season the Loft will explore the theme Needs. When talking about basic needs like 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.