UI Libraries hosts Nicholas Meyer

May 20, 2016 - 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
UI Main Library, Shambaugh Auditorium
Join us May 20 from 6:30 – 8:00 PM in Shambaugh Auditorium as the UI Libraries hosts Nicholas Meyer, who is making an appearance as a guest speaker in conjunction with the Main Library Gallery exhibition 50 Years of Star Trek. Meyer, who is an alumnus of the University of Iowa, directed the movie Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982) and contributed to the shooting script for that film (uncredited). He wrote portions of the screenplay for Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986) and went on to direct Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991), for which he also co-wrote the screenplay. A long-time Sherlockian, Meyer's writing prowess led to a best-selling novel, The Seven-Per-Cent Solution: Being a Reprint from the Reminiscences of John H. Watson, M.D. The novel, crafted by Meyer in a style faithful to the original series, follows Holmes through cocaine addiction and recovery. Meyer received an Oscar nomination for his screenplay of the novel. Meyer will deliver a brief talk, titled The Last Man To Understand Anything. There will be a Q&A session afterward. The event is free and open to the public. RSVPs are appreciated. http://bit.ly/UI-LIB-Meyer